ISS Discusses the Challenges of Litigating Class Actions in the UK

Although the United States inherited its common law legal system from the United Kingdom, the U.S. securities class actions jurisprudence is well advanced of the development of this area of law in the United Kingdom. With the first major collective action just occurring in 2013 (RBS Rights Issue Litigation), it is easy to understand why the case law surrounding this small but significant area of law has not had as much time to develop as it has in the United States.

The U.K. securities litigation is hitting its stride and the Courts have recently provided some valuable guidance as to … Read more