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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Calunius news and media
Frankfurt, 17 March 2017
The DAJV Working Group Day discussed inter alia New Approaches to Attorney Remuneration and Financing in International Litigation/Arbitration on both sides of the Atlantic in times of Digitalization. Calunius partner Christian Stuerwald joined senior practitioners in a panel discussion about this topic. Click on the headline to access the full programme.
An arbitral tribunal in the case of Stans Energy v Kyrgyz Republic has issued an award favourable to the claimant on a number of jurisdictional objections that had been raised by the respondent state in the underlying UNCITRAL proceedings. A press release of the company can be accessed by clicking on the headline.
Calunius announces the closing of the Calunius Litigation Risk Fund 3 LP at a total of £100 million of capital. Calunius now advises funds totalling more than £200 million investing in large scale commercial litigation and arbitration assets.
Calunius is also delighted to announce the recruitment of Christiane Deniger as Senior Case Assessor. Christiane was most recently a senior associate at a well known international law firm. Click on the headline to access the full press release.
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