Stanford Law School’s “Global Class Actions Exchange”

Stanford Law School’s Securities Class Action Clearinghouse is well-known and for years has been an extremely useful information tool for anyone needing detailed information about securities class actions.  Less known, however, is a new website by Stanford Law School called the “Global Class Actions Exchange.”

The GCAE contains detailed memoranda from attorneys and scholars from nearly 30 countries describing the current state of class actions in those countries, and provides specific contact information for the designated expert from each country.  Want to learn more about collective actions in Finland, for example?  GCAE tells you that Dr. Klaus Viitanen is your man, and provide a link to his 31-page paper on the subject (as well his email address, to boot).

In short, for anyone needing information about class actions on a global basis, GCAE contains more information than any other website we’ve seen.