12 July 2017
A tribunal hearing two bilateral investment treaty cases against Venezuela has ordered the third party-funded claimants to prove they have sufficient assets to pay costs if they lose – after the state demanded that they post US$5 million in security.
05 July 2017
Disputes funder Burford Capital is financing its first arbitration in Singapore and has recruited from Herbert Smith Freehills in Hong Kong in the wake of recent reforms allowing third-party funding in the two jurisdictions.
14 June 2017
Hong Kong has adopted long-awaited legislation expressly allowing third-party funding of arbitration and mediation in the territory for the first time.
14 June 2017
An ICSID tribunal has refused to order a solar power investor to pay security for costs in an Energy Charter Treaty claim against Italy, ruling that the investor’s reliance on a third-party funder following its insolvency did not make the order necessary or urgent.
07 June 2017
Speakers at GAR Live Singapore today reflected on a year that saw a “seismic shift” in the country’s attitude to third-party funding – which went from a mere possibility 12 months ago to a reality embedded in statute.
24 May 2017
Third-party funding remains illegal in Ireland following a ruling yesterday from the country’s highest court.
20 March 2017
Singapore has quietly permitted third-party funding of international arbitration but funders are likely to be wary of taking on cases for some time, in part because of difficulties in enforcing awards in the region.
09 December 2016
Canada’s Eco Oro has made good on its threat to file a treaty claim against Colombia after being deprived of its mining rights on environmental grounds – and will be backed by funders that stand to collect around half of the arbitration proceeds.
22 November 2016
US oil company RSM has applied to annul an ICSID award rejecting its US$200 million claim against St Lucia, on the basis that that the tribunal went too far when it ordered payment of security for costs and an arbitrator showed bias against funded claimants.
Premium article - 31 October 2016
Third-party funder Therium Capital Management has won a contempt ruling against a retired trader who fled the UK with the proceeds of a litigation it financed, as it pursues an LCIA claim to recover its fees.