Jurisdiction and the WCAM

  • Thijs BostersEmail author


Various connecting factors can be used in order to confer jurisdiction to a certain court (e.g. the court parties choose in a choice of forum agreement, the domicile of the defendant, the Erfolgsort/Handlungsort, the place of performance of an obligation). In order to determine the competent court in a collective settlement procedure, these connecting factors must be put in perspective with the particularities of the collective settlement procedure (i.e. an interest group is a party to the procedure, rather than the actual plaintiff parties). This chapter sets out whether and how jurisdiction can be conferred to a certain court with respect to a collective settlement procedure. In addition, it is analysed whether the way jurisdiction can be conferred to a certain court is in line with the goals of both collective redress and the Brussels I-bis Regulation.


Collective settlement Interest group Opt-out Settlement agreement Jurisdiction Choice of forum clause Domicile of the defendant Submission Handlungsort Erfolgsort Place of performance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Supreme Court of the NetherlandsThe HagueThe Netherlands

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