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Australian funder to merge with Dutch rival

Australian funder to merge with Dutch rival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.”

Iraqi ex-minister too late to challenge treaty award

Iraqi ex-minister too late to challenge treaty award

28 February 2019

A former Iraqi government minister has been denied permission to pursue a belated challenge to an investment treaty award in favour of Pakistan in the English courts – as it emerges that a parallel set-aside action funded by Burford Capital has been discontinued.