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: September 1, 2023

From September till December 2023, we host Mykolas Kirkutis as a visiting researcher at our team and Erasmus School of Law. Mykolas is a lecturer and PhD student at Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania) and a judge assistant at Supreme Court of Lithuania. He is working on his PhD thesis (Problems of compatibility between public policy as a non-recognition clause in cross-border civil cases and the effectiveness of the right to a fair trial) and has an LLM in law (Vilnius University, Lithuania).

Mykolas reported: “I came to Erasmus University Rotterdam for a 3-month traineeship under the Erasmus+ programme. Halfway through my traineeship, I can safely say that it was an excellent choice of traineeship place. The biggest benefit of this internship is the access to the Sanders Law Library in Rotterdam and the Peace Palace Library in the Hague, which allowed me to enrich my thesis. During the internship I also have great opportunity to discuss my ideas with one of the top experts in the field of Private International Law – prof. Xandra Kramer. As well as I am
happy to have the opportunity to gain experience from my team mates from Erasmus University Rotterdam.”