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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

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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