Topic: Third-party funding

King & Spalding sued by client in funded BIT case

A Dutch national who won a US$45 million investment treaty award against Vietnam is suing his arbitration counsel King & Spalding, accusing the firm of colluding with third-party funder Burford Capital to cheat him out of his due share of the proceeds.

15 June 2021

UNCITRAL publishes proposals to reform funding of ISDS

UNCITRAL has published proposals for reforming the use of third-party funding in investor-state dispute settlement – including models for regulation, a code of conduct, disclosure requirements and potential sanctions.

27 May 2021

Burford backs miner’s claim against Congo

Australia’s Sundance Resources has disclosed that Burford Capital will fund its US$8.8 billion ICC claim against the Republic of the Congo over a revoked mining licence – as well as a potential claim against Cameroon.

10 May 2021

Funder targets Crowell partner in fight over Pakistan award

A Cayman hedge fund that helped to finance an arbitration against Pakistan has sought leave to subpoena a partner at Crowell & Moring who acted in the case, amid a dispute over more than US$28 million in award proceeds.

26 April 2021

Albania award creditor wound up at funder’s request

An Australian disputes funder that financed an ICC claim against Albania has obtained a Cayman winding-up order against the claimant after the proceeds of the award were seized by an Albanian bailiff.

09 March 2021

Funder chases client after Albanian bailiff seizes ICC award

The Australian disputes funder behind a Cayman oil company’s ICC claim against Albania has applied to wind up the claimant after the proceeds of the arbitration award were sequestered by a bailiff in Tirana.

04 February 2021

Indonesian coal claim dismissed in Singapore

An Indonesian company and its UK partner have defeated a third-party funded SIAC claim worth US$32 million brought over a coal mining concession on the island of Borneo.

02 February 2021

Tanzania faces latest claim over mining reforms

Tanzania is now facing three ICSID cases over the state's alleged revocation of mining licences after a Canadian company became the latest to make good on an earlier threat to bring a claim.

11 January 2021

Mega-claim against Brazil to proceed

An arbitral tribunal has reportedly upheld jurisdiction over a third-party funded claim worth up to US$35 billion brought against Brazil by a minority shareholder in Petrobras over losses the state-owned oil company sustained as a result of the Lava Jato corruption probe.

25 November 2020

Kazakhstan hunts claimant's assets after Soviet treaty win

After defeating a US$917 million claim under a Soviet investment treaty and winning costs, Kazakhstan has applied for discovery from various US banks to track down the claimant's assets and sources of funding.

06 November 2020

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