This “Dutch-bound” trend raises questions about the adequacy of the legal framework for such complex cases, in particular with regard to the international jurisdiction of the Dutch courts, the scope of application of the new law on collective redress, the domestic and international coordination of proceedings, the available (extraterritorial) remedies, etc.
Furthermore, this trend begs a more fundamental question about the position of the Dutch courts in a fragmented legal landscape. The broad application of the Law on Collective Settlements and the more restrictive scope of the new law on collective action, illustrate some of these controversies. Should The Netherlands remain an international dispute settlement hub (forum conveniens) for such disputes?
Dutch and international academic experts, practitioners and policy-makers will lead the discussion from a legal, political and societal perspective. Please join us for an in-depth reflection on how to tackle such collective redress cases.
More information and registration via this link: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/events/online-seminar-netherlands-forum-conveniens-collective-redress