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Christian Stuerwald, Head of Case Assessment

Christian is one of the most experienced professionals in the industry, and he has underwritten some of the largest and most complex cases ever funded by a commercial litigation funder.

He joined Calunius in 2010 and leads the assessment of incoming enquiries. He has worked almost the entirety of his career as a litigation funder.

Until the end of 2009 Christian was the Head of UK Litigation Funding at Allianz ProzessFinanz GmbH, the Litigation Funding subsidiary of the Allianz Group. Before his time at Allianz he worked for a German listed company which was one of the first litigation funding entities in what is still a relatively young industry.

Christian has 15 years' experience in Litigation Funding (which includes case assessment and monitoring) in various jurisdictions (such as England, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria as well as international arbitrations).

Christian is dual qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales and a lawyer (‘Rechtsanwalt’) in Germany and holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Christchurch in New Zealand.


Contact Christian Stuerwald

Direct phone: +44 20 3142 8334

Mobile: +44 7812 421913

Email: christian.stuerwald@calunius.com

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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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