The Class Actions Global Guide provides a high level overview of the key issues involved in class and collective actions around the world, including the definition of class/collective actions; current trends; the regulatory framework; limitation periods; standing and the procedural framework for bringing an action; funding and costs; disclosure; damages and relief; settlement; appeals; alternative dispute resolution and proposals for reform.
Omar Shah, General Editor of the Class Actions Global Guide, represents clients in complex global cartel and anticorruption investigations and civil proceedings for damages for breach of antitrust laws, as well in merger control procedures and on antitrust matters, particularly those involving the intersection of competition law with media/communications regulation. His practice involves representing clients before UK, EU, and other competition authorities, courts, and tribunals and in commercial and regulatory litigation proceedings, including judicial reviews. Chambers UK 2016 describes him as a "charming and effective partner who instantly wins the client's confidence and respect."
Mr Shah has co-authored the articles "The New EU Technology Transfer Regime—Out of the Straightjacket and into the Safe Harbour?" and "Disclosure and Negotiation of Licensing Terms Prior to Adoption of Industry Standards: Preventing Another Patent Ambush," both of which appeared in the European Competition Law Review. Mr Shah is a regular speaker at conferences, including those organised by the Law Society, IBC and ILFR.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr Shah was a partner in the antitrust and competition practice of Latham & Watkins' London office. He has also previously completed a training period within the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition in the unit responsible for antitrust and merger control in the technology sector.
|Country Q&A||Contributing firm|
|Argentina||Allende & Brea|
|Australia||Minter Ellison Lawyers|
|Belgium||Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick|
|Brazil||Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice Advogados|
|Canada||Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP|
|China||Broad & Bright Law Firm|
|France||Morgan, Lewis & Bockius|
|Germany||Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP|
|India||Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.|
|Indonesia||Assegaf Hamzah & Partners|
|Ireland||Mason Hayes & Curran|
|Israel||Eshel, Ashlagi, Rozent, Law Offices|
|Italy||DANDRIA Studio Legale|
|Japan||Mori Hamada & Matsumoto|
|Mexico||Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.|
|The Netherlands||Houthoff Buruma|
|New Zealand||Bell Gully|
|Portugal||Campos Ferreira, Sá Carneiro & Associados|
|Russian Federation||Capital Legal Services|
|South Africa||Dekker Hofmeyr|
|South Korea||Kim & Chang|
|Spain||Latham & Watkins|
|Sweden||Advokatfirman Vinge KB|
|UK (England and Wales)||Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP|
|United States||Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP|
|Foreword to the Class Actions Global Guide||Dr Milhail Danov, University of Leeds|
|Preface to the Class Actions Global Guide||Omar Shah, Latham & Watkins LLP|
|Class/collective actions in Europe: overview of applicable EU law principles||Marguerite Sullivan and Rüdiger Lahme, Latham & Watkins LLP|
|Class/collective actions: jurisdiction issues||Oliver Browne and Volker Schäfer, Latham & Watkins|
UK, Morgan Lewis (formerly of Latham & Watkins LLP)
Christopher S Yates
US, Latham & Watkins LLP
India, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
China, Broad & Bright Law Firm
Portugal, Campos Ferreira, Sá Carneiro & Associados
Sweden, Advokatfirman Vinge KB
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