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The dynamics of third-party funding (IN FULL)

The dynamics of third-party funding (IN FULL)

Premium article - 07 March 2012

A roundtable that brought together funders, counsel and arbitrators explored the tangled web of issues that arise in third-party funded arbitrations – regarding control of the process, disclosure, conflicts and costs, to name but a few. Alison Ross reports

The dynamics of third-party funding IV

The dynamics of third-party funding IV

Premium article - 01 March 2012

The final report of our roundtable considers whether there is a need for more regulation of the industry and whether the issues raised by third-party funding are in fact anything new.

The dynamics of third-party funding III

The dynamics of third-party funding III

Premium article - 29 February 2012

Our third roundtable report considers the issues surrounding the disclosure of funding arrangements and the conflicts they create, along with their impact on costs.

The dynamics of third-party funding II

The dynamics of third-party funding II

Premium article - 28 February 2012

The second of four reports on GAR's roundtable considers who controls funded proceedings, particularly when it comes to the appointment of the tribunal and settlement of the dispute, and the potential problem of dual loyalty.

The dynamics of third-party funding

The dynamics of third-party funding

Premium article - 27 February 2012

A recent roundtable that brought together funders, counsel and arbitrators explored the tangled web of issues that arise in third-party funded arbitrations – regarding control of the process, disclosure, conflicts and cost. The first in a series of articles on the event focuses on the products on offer and the importance of pricing.

"1.2(d), or not 1.2(d)?"

"1.2(d), or not 1.2(d)?"

Premium article - 03 September 2009

Green Paper rountable. It may not be as existential as the Prince of Denmark’s, but a dilemma facing the EU is also profound. Should it delete article 1.2(d) of the Brussels I regulation, which creates a barrier between arbitration and the EU’s single justice area?

Special edition: roundtable on EU Green Paper

Special edition: roundtable on EU Green Paper

Premium article - 05 August 2009

Green Paper roundtable. Supporters of a plan to bring arbitration into Europe's single justice area and their opponents went head-to-head in Brussels, recently, in the presence of the key official from the European Commission - to see if either could talk the other around.

Segment on 'anti-torpedo torpedo' proves bittersweet for its inventor

Premium article - 05 August 2009

Green Paper Roundtable. The portion of the roundtable on Article 27A proved bittersweet for the article's inventor, professor Burkhard Hess, as he rectified a major misconception about the operation of his ‘anti-torpedo torpedo' while discovering his own role in causing the confusion with imperfect drafting.

Other options: how else could the EU fix the West Tankers problem?

Premium article - 05 August 2009

Green Paper Roundtable. Participants in the roundtable proposed other ways that the European authorities could tackle current concerns with the operation of arbitration and Brussels I.

Karen Vanderkerkove: 'I understand more of the objections now'

Premium article - 05 August 2009

Green Paper Roundtable. Burkhard Hess and Karen Vandekerckhove were the centrepieces of the roundtable, but how valuable did they find the occasion?

The policy backdrop

Premium article - 05 August 2009

Green Paper Roundtable. As well engaging on the detail, participants in the roundtable left wiser on the policy backdrop that's going to shape who carries the day.

Improving 'new' Article 27A: how could it be done?

Premium article - 05 August 2009

Green Paper Roundtable. Article 27A, it appears, would fail to achieve its goal, in the present form. How could it be redrafted more successfully, so that it will, on the one hand, "torpedo the torpedoes" but won't disturb the balance of kompetenz-kompetenz in any particular member state? A couple of ideas were proposed.