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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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Swiss Legal tech Conference 2017

Zurich, 3 October 2017

Calunius partner Christian Stuerwald will present a workshop titled 'An investor’s perspective: litigation funding, claims aggregation and legal tech' at this event which will bring together a community of legal professionals and digital innovators in order to discuss and develop the legal industry of the future. The three day event begins with a Legal Tech Hackathon, where lawyers and software developers jointly identify problems and develop solutions. Accompanied by legal engineers, lawyers with technical expertise, ideas will be generated in an open format and teams created around shared interests. A parallel full-day workshop track on October 3rd provides in-depth lectures and individual discussions in focus groups.

ICCA-QMUL Task Force on Third-Party Funding - Discussion

Lisbon, 9 October 2017

The Lisbon University Faculty of Law is hosting the first public event dedicated to the presentation and discussion of the Report of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration. Calunius partner Mick Smith will be participating in the panel discussion 'The Report and the Clients & Funder’s Perspective'. Click on the headline to access the event programme.

AIPN Event "Arbitration Strategy and Funding"

London, 18 October 2017

Calunius chairman Leslie Perrin will participate in a panel discussion on "Arbitration Strategy and Funding" hosted by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). The last several years have witnessed a tremendous increase in the participation of third-party funders in both international commercial and investor-state arbitration. Now more than ever, claimants are seeking external funding, either because they lack the necessary funds to commence arbitration proceedings or because they want to sustain cash-flow and offset the risk of uncertain arbitration outcomes. The panel will discuss the hotly debated topics associated with third-party funding and provide an update on the latest funding products in the market.

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