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We have represented plaintiffs or defendants in more than fifteen major collective action cases. Our attorneys have experience with successfully representing parties in Dutch collective damages (WAMCA) and collective settlement (WCAM) cases, as well as mass tort actions based on the mandate or assignment model.

Examples of some of our past and ongoing cases

Represented a foundation in a WAMCA class action claim on behalf of all Dutch children.

Represented a foundation in an abuse of dominance claim against a major technology company, with a damages claim of almost EUR 5 billion on behalf of European consumers.

Represented various companies in class action claims resulting in a favourable decision by the Dutch Supreme Court.

Represented the chairman of a listed company against several class action claims, leading to a finding that the chairman was not liable.

Represented a corporation in defending against several class action claims involving alleged consumer law violations.

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The assignment-model as an alternative to a WAMCA claim

2 May 2023 - Insights

On 28 April 2023 Damiën Berkhout was a panelist at the Global Class Actions and Mass Torts Conference. Damiën discussed under what conditions the assignment model can be used to litigate mass tort claims, and commented that the model will continue to exist even now that opt-out class action opportunities exist in The Netherlands.

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