On behalf of the team

Italy introduced new rules regarding class action lawsuits on 19 May 2021.[1] The new rules make it possible to start class actions in more areas of law, as well as expanding the opt-in system (in which it is possible to join a class after a favourable judgment), creating better opportunities for evidence (such as disclosure with fines), and encouraging settlements. To emphasise their more general scope, the new rules are now included in the Italian Code of Civil Procedure (ICPC) and no longer in the Consumer Code.

[1] Law n. 31/2019, published on 18 April 2019.