ISS Discusses Proposed Shareholder Class-Action Against ING Groep

ING Groep N.V. – a company that offers banking services to private clients, small businesses, large corporations, financial institutions, and governments worldwide – is at the epicenter of a proposed shareholder class action. Investors are looking to remediate the significant loss experienced due to the findings of money laundering and financial terrorism… and the subsequent fines assessed against it.

In 2018, ING Groep admitted that criminals had been able to launder money through its accounts and agreed to pay a €775 million penalty to Dutch authorities to settle a probe. Dutch financial crime prosecutors alleged that ING had not properly

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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