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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

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News: 31 January 2023

Lateral counsel hire Zachary O’Dell bolsters international focus of Allen & Overy’s arbitration practice in Germany

Allen & Overy strengthens its global arbitration group with the addition of Zachary O’Dell who will join the firm as counsel with effect from 1 February 2023. He brings wide ranging experience in…

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Publications: 30 September 2022

3 months to go: Are you ready for the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act?

On 1 January 2023, the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act will enter into force. In a first step, all companies which have a specific nexus to Germany and normally employ 3,000 people or more will…

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Publications: 21 April 2022

Recent developments in European Business and Human Rights (BHR) Litigation

Key takeaways from our latest cross-border BHR litigation webinar Our European BHR litigation specialists recently hosted a cross-border webinar on the emerging BHR legal frameworks across Europe,…

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Publications: 08 September 2021

A&O contributes to the first edition of GAR’s The Guide to Evidence in International Arbitration

Global Arbitration Review has recently published the first edition of The Guide to Evidence in International Arbitration. Martin Magál, who heads A&O’s dispute resolution practice in Slovakia and in…

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