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Class Actions and Mass Actions

Our German dispute resolution practice team regularly works with clients involved in numerous proceedings concerning parallel fact patterns. The team has extensive experience with the particular challenges associated with class actions and mass actions, ensuring seamless coordination between our specialists from various fields.

Efficient organisation allows the team to always take appropriate account of the need for cost efficiency, which is often of key importance in matters of this kind. This concerns processes such as coordinating fact finding and evaluating these facts, as well as structuring the actual litigation management. Thanks to our global network, we are also in a position to offer made to measure solutions for cross border mass actions.

Our services

Expertise

Expertise

Allen & Overy ranks among the leading law firms in Germany. Our experienced team can draw on exceptional knowledge and comprehensive industry insights in defending companies against mass and class actions, and is in a position to coordinate Europe-wide and global defence cases (including against US class actions), as well as providing support for public communications.

Allen & Overy has experience in a broad range of class and mass actions, including breaches of securities legislation, adviser liability cases, consequential damages in antitrust proceedings, the legal implications of business transfers and insolvency cases.

Staffing

Staffing

Allen & Overy is in a position to quickly pool the necessary skills and to generate the capacities necessary to handle large volumes of data in short timeframes. Thanks to our global network, our Transaction Support Unit and Advanced Delivery Legal, we offer a particularly cost efficient approach.

Tailored work of the highest quality is equally important to us as efficient structures that can be scaled as needed, and the deployment of legal tech.

Project management

Project management

All lawyers at Allen & Overy have received training in the fundamentals of good project management, enabling them to work as efficiently as possible at all times. We also have access to specialist project managers at Allen & Overy's dedicated Project Management Office who can support our lawyers in project specific coordination tasks.
Legal tech

Legal tech

By deploying sophisticated legal tech solutions, we are able to process similar cases on the basis of defined standards in a very thorough and nevertheless cost efficient manner. Our tools include a litigation database programmed and developed in house which not only facilitates A&O case management, but also enables our clients to take risk management snapshots at any time.
Global network

Global network

All German lawyers are fully integrated in Allen & Overy's global network. We are thus in a position to also process cross border projects, while not losing sight of the local peculiarities in each case. Allen & Overy has also built up a first class network of partner firms.

Selection of past cases

News and insights

Abstract

Publications: 15 February 2024

What are the benefits of the planned modernisation of German Arbitration law for practitioners and users?

German arbitration law is to be reformed to current needs and thus intended to be made more attractive overall. To this end, the German Federal Ministry of Justice on 1 February 2024 published a draft…

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Tino Schneider

News: 01 February 2024

Allen & Overy strengthens German arbitration practice with new counsel hire

Allen & Overy is growing its German arbitration group with the addition of arbitration expert Dr Tino Schneider, who will join the firm as counsel on 1 February 2024. Tino has extensive experience in…

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metalworking close up

News: 19 January 2024

Allen & Overy advises palero on the acquisition of GTMB Metallteilfertigung and GTB Bahntechnik

Allen & Overy has advised private equity investor palero on the acquisition of GTMB Metallteilfertigung GmbH (GTMB) and GTB Bahntechnik GmbH (GTB) from Mettec-Holding GmbH.

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Anonymous blurred business people rush through trade fair hall or airport

Publications: 13 October 2023

Representative actions for redress: a new option since 13 October 2023

The redress action allows consumer associations to collectively sue companies for performance claims of consumers. The law has entered into force on 13 October 2023.

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