Welcome Message


We, RIAD, the International Association of Legal Protection Insurers, look forward to holding the 29th RIAD Congress on 7-8 November 2019 in Berlin, Germany. We cordially invite you to discuss with us and numerous high-calibre speakers and experts from around the world the latest developments in collective redress and class actions.

The theme is highly topical and hardly anyone who deals with access to justice can escape the discussions on collective redress. As the Association of Legal Protection Insurers, we want to raise fundamental questions about multi-claims litigation, e.g. examine strengths and opportunities, but also consider weaknesses or possible dangers, and ask how effective these proceedings are in practice and how they are funded. Learn from representatives of the European Parliament and the European Commission how the EU Directive on representative actions for the protection of collective consumer interests should work and discuss with Australian and US lawyers the reality of class actions in their countries. Understand how important it is to secure the financing of these proceedings and what role legal protection insurance may or may not play.

Our congress offers you the opportunity to work in small groups with scientists, practitioners, lawyers, politicians, consumers and litigation funders to make, as a legal protection expert, an important contribution to the topic.


Simon Warr                                                                                      Antje Fedderke
RIAD President                                                                                RIAD Secretary General


Why Attend

Stay Current

Keep ahead of the competition and stay relevant by learning the latest trends and best practices and experiencing the latest developments up close and personal

Get Top-Notch Insights

Benefit from interactive and solution-focused presentations and hear the latest advances from prestigious keynote speakers

Advance Your Business

Add new knowledge and skills to your professional toolbox and stay competitive in an ever-changing global environment


Find Your Inspiration

Interact with top experts and learn what they’ve done to achieve success in order to motivate yourself toward action

Make Connections

Ask questions, seek advice and meet people from different backgrounds coming from different angles. Gain inspiration and opportunities from a new alliance, business partner, mentor or employer

Take Up the Challenge

Get to know and discuss new and unexpected aspects of collective redress/class action

About RIAD

RIAD is the International Association of more than 50 companies from around the world that offer either legal protection insurance or act as service providers in this area. RIAD members carry on specialised services in the area of legal protection insurance, in particular providing legal advice, representing insured persons out-of-court as well as in-court, and bearing the costs of legal proceeding. They generate premium income in the magnitude of around €3.3bn per annum and as facilitators of access to law and justice contribute to the welfare of its insurers.

RIAD represents and defends the interests of its members and promotes worldwide how they facilitate access to law and justice. Based in Brussels, RIAD and its members endorse the legal protection idea and the recognition of legal protection insurers and their employed lawyers as fully-fledged participants in the legal services market worldwide. RIAD and its members seize and implement new ideas and enhance legal protection in the interest and for the benefit of customers.

More information on our webpage: www.riad-online.eu


2018 Highlights

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