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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.”

Iraqi ex-minister too late to challenge treaty award

Iraqi ex-minister too late to challenge treaty award

Premium article - 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.

Sidley partner moves to funder in New York

Sidley partner moves to funder in New York

Premium article - 27 February 2019

ArbitralWomen president Dana MacGrath has left the partnership at Sidley Austin to join New York-based litigation funder Bentham IMF as it seeks to finance more international arbitration cases

ICSID compiles responses to proposed rule changes

ICSID compiles responses to proposed rule changes

Premium article - 18 January 2019

ICSID has published a compendium of public comments on its proposed amendments to the centre’s rules.

Rosneft subsidiary targeted in Texas

Rosneft subsidiary targeted in Texas

Premium article - 15 January 2019

A Texan oil company backed by a third-party funder has asked the US courts to enforce a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce award worth more than US$200 million against a subsidiary of Rosneft that was found to have engaged in fraud in connection with a joint venture in Siberia.

Bolivia escapes bulk of treaty claim over silver mine

Bolivia escapes bulk of treaty claim over silver mine

Premium article - 23 November 2018

A divided tribunal has found Bolivia liable for the expropriation of a silver mining concession while awarding the third-party funded claimant significantly less than the US$385 million it had sought – prompting a separate opinion by Chilean arbitrator Francisco Orrego Vicuña shortly before his death last month.

A new "fully regulated" third-party funder opens in Paris

A new "fully regulated" third-party funder opens in Paris

Premium article - 02 November 2018

Former general counsel of disputes and managing director at Vannin Capital Iain McKenny has launched a new fund, Profile Investment or “Pi”, which he says will be part of a new breed of "European asset management regulated" third party funders that will be more transparent and comply with European money laundering regulations.