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: March 7, 2024

Today we had the pleasure of hosting a delegation from Indonesia, led by the Director General of Legal Administrative Affairs, Ministry of Law and Human Rights. The delegation visited the Hague for the purpose of the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, combining it with a visit to Erasmus School of Law. Topics of discussion included ongoing work on a bill on Private International Law in the Netherlands and the importance of the work of the HCCH for mutual assistance. Indonesia is not a member of the HCCH, but has ratified the Apostille Convention and is considering to accede to several other conventions.