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Vannin staff halved following Fortress buyout

Vannin staff halved following Fortress buyout

12 November 2019

Two months after it acquired Vannin Capital, Fortress Investment Group has closed the third-party funder’s US and German offices and halved the number of staff as it pursues a change in direction.

Australian funder to merge with Dutch rival

Australian funder to merge with Dutch rival

Premium article - 16 October 2019

Sydney-listed IMF Bentham will merge with another disputes funder, Amsterdam-based Omni Bridgeway, to create a “truly global funder” with a capital of US$1.48 billion.

Burford sues to identify alleged market manipulators

Burford sues to identify alleged market manipulators

Premium article - 02 October 2019

Burford Capital has sued the London Stock Exchange in a bid to identify investors which the litigation and arbitration funder says illegally wiped £1.7 billion from its value.

Tips for those seeking third-party funding

Tips for those seeking third-party funding

Premium article - 19 August 2019

Charlie Lightfoot, chair of international arbitration at Jenner & Block, discusses recent developments in the third-party funding market and factors that parties should consider before entering into a funding arrangement.

Burford announces governance overhaul

Burford announces governance overhaul

Premium article - 16 August 2019

Embattled disputes funder Burford Capital is replacing its chairman and chief financial officer as it bows to investor pressure following an attack on its governance and accounting practices that led its share value to fall by 65% last week.

Burford fights back after hedge fund takes aim

Burford fights back after hedge fund takes aim

Premium article - 09 August 2019

Third-party funder Burford Capital has strongly denied accusations contained in a report by a US hedge fund that led to a 65% drop in its market capitalisation.

Peru hit with ICSID claim from electricity investor

Peru hit with ICSID claim from electricity investor

Premium article - 28 June 2019

Singaporean companies linked to a prominent Israeli businessman have lodged a third-party funded ICSID claim worth more than US$150 million against Peru concerning investments in the electricity sector.

Dentons targets client’s Congo award in fee dispute

Dentons targets client’s Congo award in fee dispute

Premium article - 13 June 2019

Dentons and the global head of its international arbitration group have asked a court in Delaware for permission to recover unpaid fees from a client by forcing the sale of a US$96 million ICC award that the law firm helped it obtain in a dispute with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Funder’s role in failed ICSID claim comes to light

Funder’s role in failed ICSID claim comes to light

Premium article - 07 May 2019

An ICSID case that left an unsuccessful claimant saddled with a US$6 million adverse costs award was financed by Australia-based disputes funder IMF Bentham, GAR has confirmed.

Clyde & Co teams up with Australian funder

Clyde & Co teams up with Australian funder

Premium article - 28 March 2019

Clyde & Co has entered into an arrangement with a London-listed Australian disputes funder to help its clients “unlock new ways to manage and pay for disputes.”