Class Actions and Group Litigation
We have seen a significant number of class action claims arising from alleged securities law violations, misselling in the financial services sector, shareholder activism, antitrust follow-on damages and bankruptcy cases.
We offer our clients a significant and competitive advantage in this area through our global footprint – we have experience in virtually every significant jurisdiction in handling and resolving class actions. Experience shows that this global footprint can be very effective for our clients as the risk of class actions spreads across Europe and elsewhere. Our team consists of litigation, securities, competition and other experts from across our global practice.
News & insights
News: 30 MARCH 2020
Allen & Overy today announced that Paul Keller has rejoined the firm as a partner in the litigation practice, based in New York. His return underscores Allen & Overy’s commitment to building a premier global IP litigation practice by investing in the U.S. and matching recent hires across Europe and China.Read more
Publications: 30 MARCH 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences are having a major and sudden impact on economic activities and in particular the conditions in which contracts are being performed.Read more
Publications: 28 JANUARY 2020
This is a round-up of the most interesting finance litigation and contractual developments in 2019. The selection is necessarily subjective and draws from a wide range of cases and developments that are of direct relevance to finance parties.Read more
Publications: 28 NOVEMBER 2018
An employer was held by the Court of Appeal to be vicariously liable for a rogue employee’s deliberate and criminal disclosure of the personal data of other employees. This was despite the employee’s aim being to harm the employer – rather than for any personal gain or to injure third parties – and the fact that the employer had not itself breached data protection legislation. The retailer has said it will seek permission to appeal to the Supreme Court: WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC v Various Claimants  EWCA Civ 2339Read more