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Commercial Litigation Funding

Who uses Litigation Funding?

Some potential Claimants will choose not to litigate because they are unable to raise the finance to do so effectively. On the other hand, even the most solvent business entity may choose not to litigate because they are unwilling to accept the financial risks of doing so; the “good money after bad” principle. And why should they be other than reluctant?

The only true certainties about litigation is that costs will be high, impossible to predict and hard to manage, plus, in the many common law jurisdictions, those same terrible certainties will also apply to the other side’s costs which will have to be paid if the litigation is lost. Then there is the further certainty; that litigation outcomes are uncertain.

The wonder is not that all Claimants do not enforce their rights but that any of them actually choose to do so.

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International Arbitration Club Lunch

London, 20 June 2017

Calunius' Mick Smith will be a speaker at the Club Lunch Meeting; he will be addressing "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 will demystify TPF and also provide 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.

N+1 Singer’s Listed Law Conference

London, May 2017

Calunius' Mark Wells spoke at a conference described as 'London’s first ever investor gathering focused on the business of law in a listed context'. It brought together listed law-related companies and examined changing business models and investment opportunities. Click on the headline for a report on the event.

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