28th Mar 2019 - 29th Mar 2019
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Global trade reached its highest level in the 21st century. This means that people are trading in other jurisdictions and therefore unlawful behaviour in one jurisdiction may affect classes of people living in other jurisdictions.
Law makers around the world have not yet caught up with the dynamic changes in global trade and no unified set of rules has been introduced to allow people to buy goods, use services or invest money in other jurisdictions. Class action and collective redress have been treated as national matters.
Against this background, a group of academic experts from universities from across the world, including University of California Hastings, University of Texas, University of San Francisco, Konstantz University, European University Institute, City University of Hong Kong, Brunel University, University of Paris Sud, University of Girona, University of Rio Grande do Sul, University of Lisbon, and Tilburg University, have joined forces to organise an international conference with some of the global leading practitioners and legal experts to discuss international developments in group, collective and class actions.
The conference will deal with global developments and international co-operation in class actions, as well as the use of technical devices and statistics. It will also cover different areas of law supported by class actions, e.g., human rights, consumer law, competition, banking, insurance, etc.
The conference will take place at the University of Haifa Israel, on the 28th and 29th of March 2019 and it is designed for judges, lawyers in practice, economic experts, academics, funders, claims organisers, members of regulatory bodies and associations which have an interest in collective redress.