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DRRT Files Initial Claim Against Kobe Steel Ltd in Tokyo Claiming over ¥5 billion

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, DRRT, along with its local counsel Koga & Partners, successfully filed the first complaint against Kobe Steel, Ltd in Tokyo District Court, claiming over ¥5 billion in damages.

DRRT – CACEIS Partenariat Securities Class Action

DRRT collabore avec la grande société française de services d’actifs CACEIS afin de fournir à ses clients une solution globale de récupération de pertes de fonds.

Des investisseurs réclament 475 millions de dollars en justice à Danske Bank

COPENHAGUE (Reuters) – Des investisseurs institutionnels ont porté plainte contre Danske Bank au Danemark en raison du scandale de blanchiment d’argent portant sur plus de 200 milliards d’euros de transactions suspectes via la banque danoise.

Autokonzerne sahen Dieselkrise kommen – „Ohne Bescheißen werden wir es nicht schaffen“

Schon vor Jahren haben Audi, BMW und Daimler die Diskussion über Dieselfahrverbote vorausgeahnt. Nun bereitet die EU-Wettbewerbsbehörde die Rechnung vor.

Danske Bank facing €1bn damages lawsuit filed by 70 investors

A group of institutional investors are close to filing a lawsuit against scandal-hit Danske Bank over losses related to allegations of money laundering involving the lender, The Daily Telegraph has learnt.

Steinhoff Scandal: South African and International Investors Join Forces in South African “People’s Class Action”

Press release – Johannesburg, South Africa – November 7, 2018 – Following several investor conferences and personal meetings during last week in Cape Town and Johannesburg, hundreds of additional retail and large institutional investors have registered with the International Steinhoff Litigation Group (ISLG) and expressed their support of the South African class action against Steinhoff International Holdings N.V., its directors, auditors and banks.

Class action firm reveals Steinhoff litigation road map

Zain Lundell, conference attorney, LHL Attorneys, and Alexander Reus, managing partner at DRRT, speak to the Classic Business Breakfast about the importance of these conferences. Articles and radio interview in the link.
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Dutch Court Declares Largest-Ever European Investor Claims Settlement Binding

On July 13, 2018, the Amsterdam Court of Appeals finally approved the €1.3 billion ($1.5 billion) settlement of a series of shareholder claims against Fortis in the wake of the global financial crisis.

DRRT Announces Ageas/Fortis Settlement Declared Binding

Press release – Amsterdam, Netherlands – July, 17, 2018 – Largest Court-Approved Settlement in European Securities Case declared binding and will pay investors €1.3 billion.

Grant & Eisenhofer Announces Fortis Investors to Receive $1.5 Billion in Largest Court-Approved Settlement in European Securities Case

Insurance company Ageas (f/k/a Fortis) to pay foundation representing 180+ institutional investors from U.S. and Europe; claims stemmed from Fortis’ 2007 acquisition of ABN Amro bank; U.S. law firm Grant & Eisenhofer represents pension plans and other investors operating as SICAF in milestone settlement.

Fortis settlement declared binding

Press Release – Brussels – July, 13, 2018 – Today the Amsterdam Court of Appeal declared the Fortis settlement entered into between Ageas, Stichting FORsettlement and the claimant organisations (i.e. Vereniging van Effectenbezitters, Deminor, Stichting Investor Claims Against Fortis (SICAF) and Stichting FortisEffect) binding.

Has the Rise of Collective Investor Actions in Europe Led to Forum Shopping?

By Kevin LaCroix on Oct 26, 2017 – As I have previously noted on this blog (most recently here), one of the most significant recent developments in the D&O claims arena has been the global rise of collective investor actions. One factor in this development in Europe has been the non-binding 2013 Collective Redress Recommendation, in which the European Commission recommended that each …

DRRT files US$500 million lawsuit against Toshiba

Press Release ( – MIAMI – Apr 03, 2017 – Miami-based international law firm DRRT, (, announces the filing of the second complaint against Toshiba Corporation (6502.T) by Tokyo-based boutique law firm Koga & Partners ( on behalf of 100 institutional investors. The total group of investors represented by Koga now consists of 150 institutional investors from around the world, including Japan, with collective damage claims of over US $500 million stemming from Toshiba’s accounting fraud, first disclosed on April 3, 2015 …