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ICCA and Queen Mary examine third-party funding

ICCA and Queen Mary examine third-party funding

Premium article - 11 October 2013

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration has teamed up with Queen Mary, University of London to launch a task force examining issues arising from third-party funding of international arbitration.

Disputes funders recruit from Skadden and Latham

Premium article - 20 August 2013

In a sign of the increasing demand for third-party funding of international arbitration, two British litigation funders have recruited directors from GAR 100 practices.

Alfa turns third-party funder to halt Turkish telecoms sale

Alfa turns third-party funder to halt Turkish telecoms sale

Premium article - 09 July 2013

After a ruling today by the UK's Privy Council, a long-running battle for control of Turkish mobile operator Turkcell is set to shift to the courts of New York – where Russia's Alfa Group is hoping to block a share sale by financing a third party's enforcement of an ICC award.

Miner secures funding for Bolivia claim

Miner secures funding for Bolivia claim

Premium article - 28 May 2013

Canadian mining company South American Silver has found a third-party funder to cover the costs of its Bermudan subsidiary's investment treaty claim against Bolivia.

BOOK REVIEW: Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration

BOOK REVIEW: Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration

Premium article - 19 February 2013

Authors: Lisa Bench Nieuwveld and Victoria Shannon. Publisher: Kluwer Law International, 2012. Reviewed by Craig Miles, partner at King & Spalding in Houston

Burford Group “misled” into funding Amazon pollution dispute?

Burford Group “misled” into funding Amazon pollution dispute?

Premium article - 24 January 2013

Exhibits filed by Chevron in a New York court provide an insight into how a third-party funding arrangement can go awry, revealing that a company that helped finance a suit against the oil major over pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon has accused the plaintiffs of securing its investment through fraud.

Third-party funding: the best thing since sliced bread?

Third-party funding: the best thing since sliced bread?

Premium article - 28 November 2012

A panel at GAR Live London debated whether third-party funding of international arbitration increases access to justice or is really a half-baked idea. Sebastian Perry reports

Funder backs billion-euro claim against Slovakia

Funder backs billion-euro claim against Slovakia

Premium article - 07 November 2012

European gas holdings group Eurogas has secured third-party funding for a €1 billion ICSID claim against Slovakia over the expropriation of a mining concession.

Australian gold to fund rest of PacRim claim

Australian gold to fund rest of PacRim claim

Premium article - 02 November 2012

Canada’s Pacific Rim Mining Corporation is to fund the remainder of its ICSID arbitration with El Salvador using the proceeds from a private placement of shares agreed with Australian gold miner OceanaGold.

From the LCIA to third party funding: what Clanchy did next

From the LCIA to third party funding: what Clanchy did next

Premium article - 01 November 2012

The former registrar and deputy director general of the LCIA, James Clanchy, has moved into the world of third-party funding and after-the-event insurance, practising with London-based Thomas Miller Legal.