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Mick Smith, Partner & Co-Founder

Mick Smith was a co-founder of Calunius Capital with Mark Wells in 2006. He is responsible for origination and transaction execution at Calunius. He is also Calunius’ Compliance Officer.

Mick qualified as a solicitor at Freshfields in 1996. Subsequently he worked in finance in a variety of investment banking roles. He studied Mathematics and then Law at Cambridge University.

Mick is much sought after as a conference speaker, not only on all aspects of litigation funding, but also international arbitration, arising from both commercial and investment treaty disputes. He is also regarded as a “go to” speaker on competition law claims, especially private damages follow on claims.

Mick has also written extensively on these subjects.

 

Mick also presents a free online professional development programme on Arbitration Funding - view here >>.

 

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Direct phone: +44 20 3142 8339

Mobile: +44 7973 660718

Email: mick.smith@calunius.com

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Calunius news and media

The End of the Investment Period of Calunius Litigation Risk Fund 3

3 December 2018

The Members of Calunius Capital LLP (“Calunius”) wish to announce that; (i) The investment period of Calunius Litigation Risk Fund 3 has now ended, the commitment of investors’ capital having been completed in a portfolio of carefully selected cases. No new investments will now be made from that Fund; (ii) The partners of Calunius are not seeking to raise another fund at this stage; (iii) This decision follows several recent favourable settlements of cases, including but not limited to, Calunius’ largest Fund 1 investment in Rusoro Mining Limited’s successful claim against Venezuela. (iv) The four partners of Calunius will all be fully engaged in working with the Funds’ counterparties and their legal teams to ensure the successful conclusion of the remainder of the investment assets in the existing portfolios of the three Calunius Funds. (v) Calunius will remain a Funder Member of the ALF and each of its Funds will remain compliant with the capital adequacy requirements of the ALF on all cases under investment.

Calunius supports claims against Truck Cartelists in England & Wales

London, July 2018

Calunius is pleased to support an application for a collective proceedings order from the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) in order to obtain compensation for as many cartel victims as possible. Please click on the headline to access the full Press Release.

Calunius supports Australian listed company in arbitration against Egypt

July 2018

As reported in GAR, Calunius is working with Australian investors with regard to a claim for compensation against the government of Egypt relating to investments into a tantalum mining project. For access to the article by clicking on the headline, a subscription to GAR is needed.

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