Netherlands, Australia Lead As Securities Deal Hotspots

By Jon Hill (January 14, 2020, 11:17 PM EST) -- Australia continues to be a hotbed for securities class action litigation outside of North America, but the Netherlands is where investors have secured some of the biggest settlements of all time in an overseas market, according to a new report from Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.'s Securities Class Action Services.

The report released Monday ranks the top 25 largest securities-related settlements ever reached in non-North American jurisdictions, showing the Netherlands can lay claim to the largest such deal on record, a $1.5 billion investor settlement with Belgian insurer Ageas that was approved by a Dutch court in July 2018.

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