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Chambers Global, 2012
The globalisation of products and services offered by multi-national companies carries a risk of international or cross-border litigation, including class actions and collective redress. Similarly, claimants of mass disasters and human rights violations may come from several different countries, requiring the advice of multinational legal counsel. Our global litigation and dispute resolution team, with over 70 class action lawyers worldwide, is expert in providing cross-border advice in complex and highly sensitive class actions throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Central Asia.
Class action and collective redress are no longer just a North American phenomenon, South Africa has recently seen its first class action, and many European countries are now adopting some form of legislation; The EU has asked practitioners for comment on a possible legislative proposal applicable to all EU member states. Asia and South America are also adopting legislation while Canada and Australia have had an active regime for decades.
We have represented a wide range of government and corporate clients across our key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and pharmaceuticals and life sciences.
- Highly-experienced class action and collective redress specialists; many senior team members are leaders in this field within bar associations around the world, giving us an invaluable insight into the development of policies and legislation.
- The benefit of working with a full-service international firm; we work closely with our multidisciplinary colleagues with a proven track record in competition, employment, environment, pensions, transport, technology and innovation, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, and corporate finance and securities.
- A solutions-based approach, whether circumstances call for a negotiated settlement early in the proceeding or a vigorous defence through to trial.
- National and multinational advice; working across borders and on cross-provincial/state class actions throughout Canada and Australia
Our areas of work include:
- civil liability and tort
- consumer action
- product liability