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Third-party funding snapshots: Germany

Third-party funding snapshots: Germany

Premium article - 23 March 2012

Sarah Ganz and Olga Braeuer of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in London report on German laws governing third-party funding arrangements.

Third-party funding snapshots: England and Wales

Third-party funding snapshots: England and Wales

Premium article - 21 March 2012

In GAR's continuing series examining third-party funding developments worldwide, partner Steven Finizio and counsel Duncan Speller of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in London report on case law and pending legislation in England and Wales, and how these may affect international arbitration.

Third-party funding snapshots: Canada

Third-party funding snapshots: Canada

Premium article - 20 March 2012

In the second part of our series examining third-party funding developments around the world, partner Martin Valasek of Norton Rose Canada in Montreal reports on recent Canadian case law on the issue of whether financing costs can be recovered from the losing side in a case.

New funder - and counsel - on board for Uzbek claim

New funder - and counsel - on board for Uzbek claim

Premium article - 02 March 2012

UK litigation funder Calunius Capital is to foot the bill for London-listed mining company Oxus Gold's US$400 million investment claim against Uzbekistan, which is also being handled by new counsel.

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.

Taking on Tbilisi: litigation funding in action

Taking on Tbilisi: litigation funding in action

Premium article - 05 January 2012

Christian Stuerwald, the head of case assessment at Calunius Capital in London and former head of Allianz Litigation Funding’s UK office until 2009, and Mick Smith, one of the co-founders of Calunius, consider the ICSID case of Fuchs and Kardassopoulos v Georgia, a rare public example of a funded investment treaty case.

Third-party funding: an arbitrator's perspective

Third-party funding: an arbitrator's perspective

Premium article - 23 November 2011

How concerned should arbitrators be about the funding arrangements of the parties appearing before them? Albert Jan van den Berg gave his view at a recent event in Miami.

Claimant sells securities linked to ICSID award

Claimant sells securities linked to ICSID award

Premium article - 28 October 2011

In a new twist on third-party funding of international arbitration, Canadian mining company Crystallex is selling securities worth US$120 million linked to the proceeds of a future ICSID win against Venezuela.

Third-party funding: avoiding the pitfalls

Third-party funding: avoiding the pitfalls

Premium article - 24 June 2011

At a roundtable in New York, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Nigel Blackaby outlined his personal experience of third-party funding in a series of investment arbitrations and highlighted some points to consider when embarking on that path.

ICSID claimant sues third-party funder

ICSID claimant sues third-party funder

Premium article - 18 March 2011

The claimant in an abandoned ICSID case against Romania is suing the third-party funder that helped to finance the claim, leaked court documents have revealed.