Out now: Financing Collective Actions in The Netherlands

The book Financing Collective Actions in the Netherlands: Towards a Litigation Fund? has just been published (Eleven International Publishing 2024) and is available open access. The book is authored by the Rotterdam Vici team members Xandra Kramer and Jos Hoevenaars, and Ianika Tzankova and Karlijn van Doorn (both TilbUniversity). It is an English and updated version of a Study commissioned by the Dutch Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Justice, published in September 2023. It discusses developments in Dutch collective actions from a regulatory perspective, including the implementation of the RAD, and contains a quantitative and qualitative analysis of cases that have been brought under the WAMCA. It examines funding aspects of collective actions from a regulatory, empirical and comparative perspective. It delves into different funding modes, including market developments in third party litigation funding, and addresses the question of the necessity, feasibility, and design of a (revolving) litigation fund for collective actions.

A launch event and webinar will take place on 3 July from 15-17.15 hrs CET. Registration for free here.


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Published: October 11, 2023

We are currently hosting Johannes Nickl as a guest researcher at our team and Erasmus School of Law for a period of three week. Johannes is writing his doctoral thesis on third party litigation funding in collective redress at Heidelberg University.

What brings him to Rotterdam? “As I am exploring the topic of my thesis on a comparative basis, Erasmus School of Law and Xandra Kramer’s group was the natural choice to learn more about third party litigation funding in collective redress in general and the situation in the Netherlands in particular. Although I’ve been here only for a week, I’ve already gathered plenty of new insights and had many fruitful and inspiring discussions. The conference with its wide range of distinguished experts as speakers and panelists surely will be another highlight I’m already looking forward to!”