I did a bit of a sweep earlier today for new Canadian competition, advertising and regulatory law texts and this one, recently published by Oxford University Press, caught my eye on class action regimes around the world including Canada. Given the accelerating rate of class action activity in Canada, including in the competition and advertising law areas, I thought this was a worthy hole to fill (and to keep filling).
“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 risk management 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, legal climate, 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 collective actions 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 and group litigation law from a practitioner’s perspective makes World Class Actions an essential guide for the lawyer or client.”
Jurisdictions included in this new global class action text include Canada, as well as the U.S., Australia, a number of major European jurisdictions, China, India and the Asia-Pacific region.
For more information see: World Class Actions: A Guide to Group and Representative Actions Around the Globe.
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