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Mass Claims: an International Journal with a European Focus

is a unique publication that provides a comprehensive overview of inter-jurisdictional developments in the field of collective redress. It also covers non-legal issues relevant to mass claims, such as funding and economics.

The journal brings together academics, practitioners, members of the judiciary and policy makers active in the area of mass claims. The wide network of expert contributors report on key European legislation and case law, but also pay close attention to relevant issues outside of Europe – including Australia, Canada, Israel and the United States. This makes the journal a leading commentary on the most recent developments in collective redress. The publication uses various formats and focuses on collaborative submissions, ensuring that no pertinent angles are left out. As a result, the journal offers a reliable source of information on mass claims for any professional interested in this field.

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Content

Developments are discussed in various articles covering a wide range of topics – including jurisdiction, funding, case management, economics, claim bundling, admissibility of claims – as well as in case notes, overviews of key national issues, reports on key events in the industry, and interviews with leading figures in the field of mass claims. This approach offers different angles and make the journal not only an interesting read, but also a useful practical tool.

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Peer reviewed

All articles are peer reviewed in a single blind process.

Jurisdictions

The covered jurisdictions are: Austria, Belgium, Central and Eastern EU, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Pan-EU, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

For each jurisdiction, on average two national rapporteurs with broad academic and professional experience will flag relevant cases and national policy and legislation developments that have a wider impact on mass claims litigation in Europe.

Digital and printed

Mass Claims - Digital and printed

The journal will be published as a printed copy twice a year, in April and October. Each edition will also be available on an online platform, with an archive being accessible to subscribers.

Readership

Mass Claims is an indispensable source of information for any professional in this field of expertise, such as academics, lawyers, funding specialists, economists, members of the judiciary and policy makers who deal with mass claims litigation in the course of their profession.

Editorial Board

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Machteld de Monchy

Chairwoman (Partner at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek)

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Duncan Fairgrieve

(Professor at L’Université Paris-Dauphine)

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Jeroen Kortmann

(Professor at the University of Amsterdam, partner at Stibbe)

Mass Claims - Editorial Board

Till Schreiber

(Managing Director of CDC Cartel Damage Claims)

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Ianika Tzankova

(Founding Partner at Birkway)

Assistants to the editorial board: Justyna Niemczyk (De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek) and Aylin Gayibli (De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek)

Advisory Board

  • Edward Belobaba, Canada (Judge with the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario)
  • Robert Michael Dow Junior, United States (District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois)
  • Mieke Dudok van Heel, The Netherlands (Judge at the Court of Amsterdam)
  • Deborah Hensler, United States (Professor of Dispute Resolution and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at Stanford Law School)
  • Burkhard Hess, Pan-EU (Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law)
  • Jasminka Kalajdzic, Canada (Associate Professor and Director of the Class Action Clinic at Windsor Law)
  • Georg Kodek, Austria (Judge at the Austrian Supreme Court)
  • Bernard M. Murphy, Australia (Judge with the Federal Court of Australia)
  • María Arántzazu Ortiz, Spain (Judge at the Appeal Court of Mallorca)
  • Fabian Reuschle, Germany (Judge at the Stuttgart Regional Court)
  • Lee Rosenthal, United States (Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas)
  • Peter Roth, England (President of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal)
  • Diana Wallis, England (ex-Vice President of the European Parliament)

National rapporteurs

  • Fernando Aguilar de Carvalho, Portugal (Partner at Uria Menendez, Lisbon)
  • Maria José Azar-Baud, France (Professor at the University of Paris-Saclay)
  • Daniel Beard QC, England (Barrister at Monckton)
  • Miklos Boronkay, Hungary (Partner at Szecskay)
  • Hakim Boularbah, Belgium (Partner at Loyens & Loeff)
  • Catherine Derrig, Ireland (Partner at McCann FitzGerald)
  • Tanja Domej, Switzerland (Professor at the Univerisity of Zurich)
  • Ariel Flavian, Israel (Partner at Herzog, Fox & Neeman and Professor at Haifa University)
  • Joanna Fulton, Scotland (Partner at Burness Paull)
  • Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, France (Partner at Signature Litigation)
  • Cristian Gual Grau, Spain (Partner at Uria Menendez)
  • Paul Hitchings, Spain (Partner at Hitchings & Co)
  • Csongor Istvan Nagy, Hungary (Professor at the University of Szeged)
  • Augusta Maciuleviciute, Pan-EU (Senior Legal Officer at the BEUC)
  • Andreas Meidell, Norway (Partner at Thommessen)
  • Rachael Mulheron, England (Professor at the Queen Mary University of London)
  • Paul Oberhammer, Austria (Of Counsel at WilmerHale)
  • Miguel Sousa Ferro, Portugal (Professor at the University of Lisbon Law School)
  • Astrid Stadler, Germany (Professor at the University of Konstanz)
  • Eva Storskrubb, Sweden (Counsel at Roschier)
  • Daniele Vecchi, Italy (Partner at GOP)
  • Stefaan Voet, Belgium (Professor at KU Leuven)
  • Johanna Wirth, Germany (Partner at Hengeler Mueller)

Special rapporteurs

Economic analysis in the context of litigation and arbitration: Kimela Shah (Senior Consultant at Oxera)