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Whose money is it and should it matter? An essay on the Cost of Capital in International Arbitration

Transnational Dispute Management - 18 April 2014

Mick Smith and Romans Vikis contributed the attached paper to TDM's 10th Anniversary Issue. The central aim of the paper is to simplify some of the legal principles on which to assess damages, and in particular to remove the arbitrariness that seems to exist when choosing between historic investment costs and fair market value as the correct measure of damages.

Toughening up

Leslie Perrin, ALF's Chair - February 2013

ALF's Chair, Leslie Perrin, reveals that the Association has strengthened its capital adequacy measures. This article appeared in the February 2013 issue of Litigation Funding (Issue 83).

Spotlight falls on funding

Leslie Perrin, ALF's Chair - December 2012

ALF's Chair, Leslie Perrin, delivers a birthday message to solicitors as the Association of Litigation Funders celebrates its first year. This article appeared in the December 2012 issue of Litigation Funding (Issue 82).

Leniency, Pfleiderer and the Impossibility of Balance

Mick Smith and Christina Petra Grigoriadou - December 2012

Please read our piece on the complexities of applying the Pfleiderer principles: whether or not to grant disclosure of documents (submitted by leniency applicants) to claimants bringing follow-on cartel damages claims. This article was published in GCR (December/January 2012).

Show Me The Money

Christian Stuerwald and Leslie Perrin, Calunius Capital LLP

All wrapped up in the development of a Code of Conduct for litigation funders and assurances to the market of their financial soundness is the question of whether all those who profess to be litigation funders are properly described as such or whether they are really intermediaries or brokers who control either no adequate funds or no funds whatsoever. Christian Stuerwald and Leslie Perrin have written a primer for solicitors and claimants in the UK market to assist them in understanding the true nature of the various players in the litigation funding market. It’s called “Show Me The Money”, which says it all really.

A European Perspective - Third Party Funding of International Arbitration Claims

Calunius Capital LLP

Christian's and Mick's original piece on the important role litigation funding played in the cases of Messrs’ Kardassopoulos and Fuchs against the Republic of Georgia can be found here.

Calunius Capital LLP - 6 January 2012

An Analysis of Allianz’ decision to discontinue its litigation funding business

Christian Stuerwald, Calunius Capital LLP - 4 January 2012

Christian Stuerwald analyses Allianz' decision to discontinue its Litigation Funding business in Europe and the UK.

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Whose money is it and should it matter? An essay on the Cost of Capital in International Arbitration

Transnational Dispute Management - 18 April 2014

Mick Smith and Romans Vikis contributed the attached paper to TDM's 10th Anniversary Issue. The central aim of the paper is to simplify some of the legal principles on which to assess damages, and in particular to remove the arbitrariness that seems to exist when choosing between historic investment costs and fair market value as the correct measure of damages.

Toughening up

Leslie Perrin, ALF's Chair - February 2013

ALF's Chair, Leslie Perrin, reveals that the Association has strengthened its capital adequacy measures. This article appeared in the February 2013 issue of Litigation Funding (Issue 83).

Spotlight falls on funding

Leslie Perrin, ALF's Chair - December 2012

ALF's Chair, Leslie Perrin, delivers a birthday message to solicitors as the Association of Litigation Funders celebrates its first year. This article appeared in the December 2012 issue of Litigation Funding (Issue 82).

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