Maria José Azar-Baud is an expert in Collective redress in Comparative law, Associate Professor at University of Paris-Saclay and lecturer at several international Universities teaching Consumer law, International Contracts and Comparative law. 

Maria José holds a double PhD from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and the University of Buenos Aires focusing on Collective actions in Consumer law under a Comparative Law perspective (Dalloz 2013) and is the author of more than 100 contributions in French, English and Spanish related to class actions, representative and group actions in the fields of procedural law, torts and liability, consumer, environmental and discrimination law. She has been heard by the French Senate, the National Assembly, international agencies, the Commission and the European Parliament as one of the main authors of the Study on Collective redress in the EU Member States it requested (
Maria José founded the Observatory of Group Actions and other forms of Collective Redress ( in 2017.
She is a qualified lawyer at the Bars of Paris and Buenos Aires, and seats at the Board of European non-profit organisations seeking to grant access to justice on a collective scale. She advices third party funders and a major claim administrator.

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The Global Class Actions and Mass Torts Conference is a prestigious international event that focuses on the concept of collective redress, which refers to legal mechanisms that allow a large group of individuals who have suffered similar harm or injury to pursue their claims together as a single entity.

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