Again kindly hosted by Swiss Re, our Annual Assembly 2018 took place on 9th July 2018. We discussed on this occasion the possible introduction of a «Collective Redress System» in Switzerland.
In recent years collective redress procedures have spread across the globe, accompanied by hot controversy and normative debate. In Switzerland, the issue is one of the core elements in the proposed revision of the Civil Procedure Code. This new instrument could fundamentally change the handling of mass disputes e.g. between business and consumers. How would such a system work in practice? What are the experiences in other countries? What are the influences of new technologies and digitalisation on the handling of mass claims?
Our guest of honour, Prof. Christopher Hodges, has varied experience in this field and gave us his view on the latest developments worldwide as well as the opportunities and threats of such procedures. A panel discussion followed with Swiss personalities specialised in this complex domain.