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: July 1, 2022

We had the pleasure to host Tommaso Ferrario of the University of Ferrara, Italy at our Building European Civil Justice research group at Erasmus School of Law from 1 March till 30 June 2022. His account of the research stay:

“During my PhD program, I had the pleasure to spend four months (from March to June 2022) as a visiting researcher at Erasmus University Rotterdam under Professor Xandra Kramer. It was a very fruitful period as I found the best conditions for finalizing my research on the topic of the ascertainment and application of foreign law in European private international law. In particular, I experienced an excellent working environment where I could have access to the University library as well as daily discussions about my thesis with Professor Kramer and other colleagues from all over the world. Moreover, not only I was allowed to attend the scientific seminars organized by the department and by Professor Kramer’s research group but also to give a presentation of my research. For all these reasons I consider my research stay at Erasmus University Rotterdam a very formative experience that optimized my educational path and gave a precious contribution to my future career”.