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Observatoire des Actions de Groupe

Axel Halfmeier

From 1988 to 1993 he studied law at the University of Hamburg (first state examination 1993). After his LL.M. studies (1995-1996) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his legal clerkship (1996-1999), he passed the major state law examination before the HansOLG in 1999. After receiving his doctorate (Dr. iur.) in 1999 and his habilitation in 2006, he was Professor of German and International Private and Commercial Law at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management from 2007 to 2012. Since 2012, he has been Professor of Civil Law, Comparative Law and Private International and Procedural Law at Leuphana University Lüneburg.


Halfmeier, Axel; Hensler, Deborah R.; Kalajdzic, Jasminka; Cashman, Peter; Gómez, Manuel A.; Tzankova, IanikaThe Globalization of Mass Civil Litigation Lessons from the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Case [URL]


With the support of the Class Actions Observatory (Observatoire des Actions deGroupe) and the Universities of Paris Saclay, KU Leuven, Leuphana and …

Unlike the consumer class action which was not certified in a parallel case against Apple, the judges certified one against Google regarding dominant platform …

Act LXI of 2022 on amending certain laws necessary for an acting consumer protection The Hungarian text is available here. A summary …