Yesterday I participated in a major conference dedicated to a future of the European Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) system on consumer rights protection and a general modernization of a dispute resolution/regulation.
This great event was organized by the world’s leading experts in ADR field – Professor Christopher Hodges (University of Oxford, UK) and Professor Stefaan Voet (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium), a leading European specialist in complex litigation, class actions and ADR.
Together with GRECO Law Company team, we are actively implementing a group/class action practice in Ukraine, which is why participation in such events is essential for taking and adopting the best solutions related to dispute resolution. The significance of Class Actions in Ukraine is rapidly growing, being extremely relevant and promising for Ukrainian society, especially in a context of establishing justice for victims of Russian military aggression. I was thrilled to discuss with respected professors the prospects and possible issues to tackle with in future trials against the aggressor country.
In addition, we have discussed various directions for reforming our legislation in terms of developing a specific law that would regulate class action issues in Ukraine. I am hoping that The Verkhovna Rada will be able to approach the development of relevant legislation soon.
Finally, I can’t help but boast of a nice gift – a copy of the book ‘Class Actions in Europe: Holy Grail or a Wrong Trail?’ signed by Alan Uzelac and Stefaan Voet.