Topic: Third-party funding

Australian funder to merge with Dutch rival

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.

16 October 2019

Burford sues to identify alleged market manipulators

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.

02 October 2019

Tips for those seeking third-party funding

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.

19 August 2019

Burford announces governance overhaul

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.

16 August 2019

Canadian government hires from funder

Alexandra Dosman has left her position at third-party funder Vannin Capital to join Canada’s Trade Law Bureau as counsel in Ottawa.

15 August 2019

Burford fights back after hedge fund takes aim

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.

09 August 2019

Cadwalader hires from funder in London

Former Skadden lawyer Simon Walsh has joined the London office of US firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft after working for more than a year as a senior investment officer at a third-party funder.

25 July 2019

Peru hit with ICSID claim from electricity investor

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.

28 June 2019

Malaysia settles treaty dispute over property fraud

The Malaysian government has paid a settlement to the estate of a deceased Thai investor who was fraudulently deprived of her property – averting the threat of a treaty claim backed by a third-party funder.

18 June 2019

Dentons targets client’s Congo award in fee dispute

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.

13 June 2019

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