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Observatoire des Actions de Groupe

Alexandre Biard

Alexandre Biard holds a doctorate in law, a CAPA (Certificat à la Profession d’Avocat), is a lawyer at the European Consumers’ Organisation (BEUC), a research fellow at the University of Rotterdam (Netherlands) and a fellow at the European Law Institute (ELI). He is the author of several articles and reports on collective redress in France and in Europe.

Publications

• Biard, Retour sur 6 ans de Dieselgate en Europe du point de vue des consommateurs,  Droit de la consommation – Consumentenrecht, Juin 2021
• MJ Azar-Baud & A. Biard , The Dawn of Collective Redress 3.0 in France?, in: Uzelac A. & Voet S., Class actions in Europe: Holy Grail or a wrong trail?Springer, June 2021.
• A. Biard & S. Voet, Collective redress in the EU: will it finally come true? in: Uzelac A. & Voet S., Class actions in Europe: Holy Grail or a wrong trail?Springer, June 2021.
• Biard & X. Kramer, The EU directive on representative actions for consumers: a milestone or another missed opportunity? Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht, 2019 (2), 249-259.
• A. Biard & B. Javaux. Les recours collectifs à l’heure de la Legaltech : l’initiative européenne serait-déjà obsolète ? Revue Lamy Droit Civil septembre 2019, n°173. 
• A. Biard, Collective redress in the EU: a rainbow behind the clouds? ERA Forum, 1-16
• A. Biard, Sale temps pour l’action de groupe…la nécessaire recherche d’outils alternatifs pour résoudre les litiges de masse, Revue Lamy de droit civil, pp. 21-26.
• A. Biard & R. Amaro, Resolving mass claims in France: tools and experience, RILE- BACT Working Paper Series(2016)
• A. Biard & R. Amaro. Contribution re France for the study Collective Redress in the Member States of the European Union, European Parliament/Trans Europe Expert, 2018
• A. Biard,  Class actions development in France, Global Class Actions Exchange
• A. Biard & D. Fairgrieve, Collective redress – France, 2015, BIICL – Focus on Collective Redress
• A. Biard & L. Visscher, Dutch Mass Litigation from a Legal and Economic Perspective and its Relevance for France, RILE Working Paper Series, 2014
• A. Biard & A. Pato,  Dancing Cheek-to-Cheek: Collective Redress and Data Protection, Leuven Centre for Public Law, 2019

News

On 8 June 2022, 14 months after the claims were heard, the Competition Appeal Tribunal decided to grant a Collective Proceedings Order (CPO) to …

British Collective actions in the FX cartel case: The Competition Appeal Tribunal “opts-in”   In 2019, two competing opt-out claims were brought …

On 11 May 2022, the Paris Court of Justice (Tribunal Judiciaire) ruled against the group action brought by the association RESIST against …