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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been accused of interfering in Australia’s political processes and taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis by seeking to “water down” the rights of citizens to undertake class actions.

The Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has argued for tighter regulation of litigation funders in representations to Australian politicians and in a submission to the Australian Parliament’s current inquiry into class actions, sparking outrage from some Australian law firms and litigation funders

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Christopher Niesche

Christopher Niesche is the Australia correspondent for Law.com International. He covers the business of law in Australia and writes about lawyers, global and domestic law firms and in-house law departments. He also covers Australian regulatory matters. He can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter: @ChrisNiesche.

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