BBranda Katan teaches course on Dutch class action regime

NL Law

Branda Katan will co-teach the current affairs ‘WAMCA’ course on 2 February 2022 from 14:00 to 18:15 at the Centrum voor Postacademisch Juridisch Onderwijs. Branda, together with co-teacher Professor Ruud Hermans, will discuss all aspects of the Dutch class action regime (WAMCA), and the course will provide new insights into how the WAMCA relates to new and upcoming European law.

The Settlement of Mass Damage in Collective Action (WAMCA) has been in effect since 1 January 2020. This act makes it possible for claim foundations to recover damages for injured parties in a collective action on an opt-out basis; a major change compared to the previous regime, in which injured parties had to go to court individually to obtain a damages award. In addition to the fact that a class action is now possible, major changes have been made to the procedure for bringing a class action.

The following topics will be covered:

  • The procedural steps in a Dutch class action
  • Who becomes the exclusive representative
  • Competition between claim vehicles,
  • The implications of WAMCA for settlement practice,
  • Directive EU 2020/1828 on representative actions.

For more information about the course, visit the event website here.