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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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Contact Mick Smith

Direct phone: +44 20 3142 8339

Mobile: +44 7973 660718

Email: mick.smith@calunius.com

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Litigation Funding: Analysis and New Trends of Third Party Funding

Turin, July 2017

Calunius' Christian Stuerwald spoke at this event hosted by Associazione Professionisti d'Affari. The purpose of the conference was to explain the 'phenomenon' of litigation financing from both the legal and funder's perspective through the involvement of the various stakeholders: the arbitral institution, the investor, the funder, the broker, the arbitrator, the lawyer, the expert and the in-house counsel. Please click on the headline to access the full programme.

International Arbitration Club Lunch

London, 20 June 2017

Calunius' Mick Smith was a speaker at the Club Lunch Meeting; he addressed "Defining the indefinable - Industry Perspectives on Third Party Funding (TPF) in International Arbitration". There is lots of noise about third party funding in international arbitration circles, and somewhat less fact and knowledge. Mick demystified TPF and also provided his own perspectives on where the industry is today and where it is heading.

Advanced EU Competition Law conference

London, 16 May 2017

Calunius' Christian Stuerwald discussed a range of topics under the headline 'Private Enforcement: Different Parties, Different Objectives' with fellow practitioners from other stakeholders on the first day of the main conference. Monetization of cartel follow-on claims was a topic of particular interest. Please click on the headline to access the full programme and list of speakers.

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