About the DirectiveThe new representative actions Directive (EU Directive 2020/1828) entered into force on December 24, 2020. EU member states were given 24 months to transfer the Directive into national law, and six months to implement it. The new rules will apply to representative actions that were filed on or after the Directive’s date of application.
We provide an overview of the status of implementation of the Directive across major EU jurisdictions as at 1 February 2023, including the current collective litigation mechanisms in place in these jurisdictions. In jurisdictions where class actions are not permissible, we also outline examples of other major group litigation cases.
At the bottom of this page, you can also find contact details of the main representative members of the DWF Class Actions team across Europe. Should you wish to discuss your strategy in preparation for future class actions under the new EU Directive, please don't hesitate to reach out to one of our colleagues.