Grenzüberschreitender kollektiver Rechtsschutz in der Europäischen Union: No New Deal for Consumers - 10.1628/rabelsz-2021-0024 - Mohr Siebeck
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Bettina Rentsch

Grenzüberschreitender kollektiver Rechtsschutz in der Europäischen Union: No New Deal for Consumers

Volume 85 () / Issue 3, pp. 544-578 (35)
Published 02.07.2021

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The recently adopted Directive on representative actions marks the beginning of a new era for collective redress in the European Union. However, applying the Brussels Ia and Rome Regulations for questions regarding jurisdiction, recognition, enforcement and the applicable law entails jurisdictional and choice-of-law-related problems inherent in cross-border aggregate litigation as such: European private international law, including its rules on jurisdiction and enforcement, is designed for bipartisan proceedings and thus shows a variety of inconsistencies, deficits and contradictions when faced with collective redress. Moreover, applying a multitude of laws to a single collective proceeding generates prohibitive costs for the plaintiff side, while generating economies of scale on the defendant side. It is unlikely that the parties to collective proceedings will enter a subsequent choice of law agreement to reduce the number of applicable laws.
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Bettina Rentsch Geboren 1988; Studium der Rechtswissenschaften in Würzburg, Freiburg, Genf und Ann Arbor, USA (Master of Laws); 2016 Promotion, derzeit Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin und Habilitandin am Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privat- und Wirtschaftsrecht der Universität Heidelberg.