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Commercial Litigation Funding


Commercial Arbitration and Investor-State Arbitration under the rules of one of the major international arbitration institutions, such as the ICC, LCIA or ICSID and subject to a wide range of laws can be financed in a variety of venues, against respondents whose assets appear to be available to satisfy any award.

Funding arbitration proceedings is one of the key activities of the Calunius Fund. We focus both on commercial, typically contractual disputes between business entities, as well as on investor/state arbitrations in cases of expropriation or other breaches of bilateral investment treaties.


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Calunius news and media

Hamburg International Arbitration Day

Hamburg, 20 March 2018

Calunius' Christian Stuerwald will be conducting a workshop and give a presentation at the Hamburg International Arbitration Day, which focuses among other things on Third-party Funding in International Arbitration. The topic of Christian's presentation will be 'Third Party Funding in Germany and Europe - Views from a Funder'. Click on the headline to access the programme.

Rusoro wins enforcement against Venezuela

March 2018

A US court has confirmed a US$1.3 billion ICSID additional facility award in favour of Canadian mining company Rusoro against Venezuela, rejecting arguments that the arbitrators exceeded their authority in calculating damages or that enforcement should be stayed pending a challenge to the award in France. In a judgment on 1 March, Judge Richard Leon in the US District Court for the District of Columbia confirmed the award, which Vancouver-based Rusoro obtained in 2016 in a claim under the Canada-Venezuela bilateral investment treaty financed by Calunius. An article on the decision is available on GAR, click on the headline to access it.

Competition Law Conference

Stockholm, 8 February 2018

Calunius' Christian Stuerwald participated in a panel discussion about 'Private Enforcement of Competition Law' at the event, among the topics discussed were: Implementation of the EU Damages Directive in the region, Jurisdiction and forum shopping, Risks and opportunities for in-house lawyers and Funding options. Click on the headline to access the programme.


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