World Class Actions: A Guide to Group and Representative Actions around the Globe by Paul G. KarlsgodtWorld Class Actions: A Guide to Group and Representative Actions around the Globe by Paul G. Karlsgodt

World Class Actions: A Guide to Group and Representative Actions around the Globe

EditorPaul G. Karlsgodt

Paperback | September 14, 2012

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Class action and other group litigation procedures are increasingly being adopted in jurisdictions throughout the world, as more countries deal with the realities of increased globalization and access to information. As a result, attorneys and their clients face the ever-expanding prospect ofa class or group action outside their home jurisdictions.World Class Actions: A Guide to Group and Representative Actions around the Globe is a guide for attorneys and their clients on the procedures available for class, group, and representative actions throughout the world. It helps lawyers navigate and develop strategies for litigation and riskmanagement in the course of doing business abroad, or even in doing business locally in a way that impacts interests abroad. Part I of the book provides a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction survey of the class action, group, collective, derivative, and other representative action procedures available across the globe. Each chapter is written from a local perspective, by an attorney familiar with the laws, best practices, legalclimate, and culture of the jurisdiction. Part II provides guidance from the perspective of international attorneys practicing in foreign jurisdictions and the art of counseling and representing clients in international litigation. It also covers a variety of topics related to transnational, multi-jurisdictional, and class or collectiveactions that involve international issues and interests.Each chapter offers practice tips and cultural insights helpful to an attorney or litigant facing a dispute in a particular part of the world. Many of the chapters introduce key books, treatises, articles, or other reference materials to foster further research. Its focus on international class andgroup litigation law from a practitioner's perspective makes World Class Actions an essential guide for the lawyer or client.
Paul G. Karlsgodt is a partner in the Denver office of the U.S. law firm Baker and Hostetler LLP and editor and primary contributor to the legal blog Mr. Karlsgodt's law practice focuses on class action defense and other complex commercial litigation. He founded and served as the first Chair of the Class Actio...
Title:World Class Actions: A Guide to Group and Representative Actions around the GlobeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:848 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:September 14, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I - Multi-party and Representative Action Systems Around the World1. Paul G. Karlsgodt: The United States2. Yves Martineau, Adrian Lang: Canada3. Federico Campolieti, Ignacio J. Minorini Lima: Latin America4. Laurel Harbour, John Evans, Erwan Poisson, Camille Fl.chet: Representative Actions and Proposed Reforms in the European Union5. Laurel Harbour, John Evans: United Kingdom6. Petra Kiurunen, Niklas Lindstr"m: Denmark7. Gustaf Sparrman: Sweden8. Petra Kiurunen: Finland9. Petra Kiurunen, Niklas Lindstr"m: Norway10. Dr. Luidger R"ckrath: Germany11. Christian Klausegger: Austria12. Felix Dasser, Sebastian Stolzke,: Switzerland13. Jean-Pierre Fierens, Bart Volders: Belgium14. J. Fleming, J.J. Kuster: The Netherlands15. Francisco Malaga: Spain16. Carla Gonalves Borges, Mariana Serra Baptista: Portugal17. Erwan Poisson, Camille Fl.chet: France18. Silvano Enne: Italy19. Maria Yaremenko: Russia20. Peggy Sharon, Tammy Greenberg, Addy Margalit: Israel21. Neil Kirby: South Africa22. S. Stuart Clark, Jocelyn Kellam, Larissa Cook: Australia23. Jocelyn Kellam: The Asia-Pacific Region24. Fan Yu, Peng Xiaolong: Collective Actions in China25. Naveen Goel: IndiaPart II - Selected Topics in International and Transnational Class Action Law 77026. Michael D. Hausfeld: Prosecuting Class Actions and Group Litigation27. David I.W. Hamer: Multijurisdictional and Transnational Class Litigation: Lawsuits Heard 'Round the World' 88828. Shannon R. Wheatman, Katherine K. Kinsella: International Class Action Notice29. Paul G. Karlsgodt: International Class Actions Under the U.S. Alien Tort Claims Act 99230. Lea Haber Kuck, Gregory A. Litt: International Class Arbitration 101131. M. Christie Helmer: Representing Clients in Litigation AbroadTable of CasesIndex