Transatlantic enforcement of Dutch collective settlement judgments: the case of Canada

Bas van Zelst*, Mathew P. Good

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This article aims to discuss the enforcement of foreign collective action and settlement judgments in Canada. More specifically, it investigates the enforceability of the decision by the Amsterdam Court of Appeal declaring binding a class settlement in the Ageas case.
The development of the Netherlands into a prime venue for (cross-border) collective settlements – including with respect to claimants and defendants residing across the Atlantic – renders a discussion of the enforceability of court decisions pertaining to the collective settlement of disputes of interest from a Dutch, EU and extra-EU perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-54
JournalMaastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Class action
  • enforcement
  • WCAM
  • Netherlands
  • Canada

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