Germany's Declaratory Model Action – The DMA in a Nutshell

Latham lawyers discussing key features and potential impact of the DMA on businesses operating in Germany.

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On November 1, 2018, Germany will introduce a Declaratory Model Action (DMA) — Musterfeststellungsklage — which takes the form of a collective redress procedure. The DMA aims to facilitate the enforcement of consumer claims. Under the new law, a qualified entity will be able to bring actions on behalf of consumers to resolve legal or factual questions that are common to consumer claims. Notably, a number of businesses that participated in the political debate throughout the legislative process raised concerns that the law could lead to a surge in claims, similar to the US class actions regime.

In this video series, Latham lawyers discuss the key features and potential impact of the DMA, as well as its similarities and differences compared to other international regimes.

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