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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.

When third party funding goes awry...

Premium article - 16 November 2009

With the use of third party funding on the rise in international arbitration, a case from New York is shedding light how other sectors are making use of it, and what can happen when things go wrong.

Third-party funder raises US$130 million in flotation

Premium article - 23 October 2009

Burford Capital has just raised US$130 million in an initial public offering at London’s Alternative Investment Market, the largest sum raised to date by an entity intending to specialise in litigation and arbitration funding. But what kinds of cases is it interested in, and what will the terms of investment be?

Promising future for third-party funding in the UK

Premium article - 26 September 2008

An Australian lawyer has told a seminar in London that there is political and judicial support for third-party funding in the UK.