13 March 2018
Burford Capital says it has made a gain of US$94 million by selling its interest in the proceeds of an ICSID award against Argentina – withdrawing from a dispute where its role as third-party funder led the state to complain of fraud.
23 January 2018
A court has ruled that third-party funding is lawful in the Cayman Islands in a decision arising from an ICDR award enforcement action that brings the British overseas territory in line with other arbitral hubs that have recently confirmed the legality of funding agreements.
04 December 2017
A UK disciplinary body has fined Clifford Chance and a member of its international arbitration practice, Alex Panayides, £50,000 each over their role in a controversial litigation that left a group of third-party funders on the hook for tens of millions in legal costs.
17 November 2017
A member company of a mining and media conglomerate that was taken over by Turkish authorities after being accused of financing terrorism has been denied permission by an English court to provide funding for a planned ICSID claim.
Premium article - 15 September 2017
UPDATED: An ICSID creditor has brought a US court action to compel Bank of New York Mellon to hand over funds belonging to the Venezuelan government that are also at issue in an unrelated arbitration in Rio de Janeiro.
Premium article - 06 September 2017
A joint task force of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration and the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London is inviting comments on its long-awaited report on third-party funding of international arbitration.
Premium article - 20 August 2017
For third-party funders and those who use funding, the enforceability of their awards is a key concern. Ben Knowles, the London-based co-chair of international arbitration at Clyde & Co, and senior associate Paul Baker consider whether enforcement of an award could be challenged in a jurisdiction that does not permit funding on the public policy ground that the award creditor was funded.
Premium article - 24 July 2017
An ICSID tribunal has ordered Argentina to pay more than US$320 million plus interest for nationalising two airlines more than a decade ago - with the claimants' third-party funder Burford Capital set to receive around US$140 million from the award.
Premium article - 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.
Premium article - 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.