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David v Goliath

Up until now, most litigation funding opportunities have arisen in the huge litigation and arbitration markets serving the needs of small to medium sized claimant enterprises that have contractual and other disputes with much larger entities. Such claimants may be financially stressed or even technically insolvent, sometimes as a direct result of the behaviour of the defendant; others may simply feel themselves to be incapable of mustering the fire power of their better resourced opponents. All will seek the support of a well-resourced litigation funder to equalise the parties’ firepower.

Perhaps the best examples of this section of the market come from the world of in bilateral investment treaty arbitration where claimants are almost invariably “Davids” because “Goliath” (the respondent state) has expropriated their assets. The prospect of a fiercely fought and complex arbitration struggle over several years against a respondent state deploying effectively unlimited resources, surely stresses to extinction the risk appetite of even the most enthusiastic claimant. The same ought logically apply to the most complex commercial litigation. These are situations that cry out for Litigation Funding in contexts where Calunius Capital has particular expertise.

 

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The End of the Investment Period of Calunius Litigation Risk Fund 3

3 December 2018

The Members of Calunius Capital LLP (“Calunius”) wish to announce that; (i) The investment period of Calunius Litigation Risk Fund 3 has now ended, the commitment of investors’ capital having been completed in a portfolio of carefully selected cases. No new investments will now be made from that Fund; (ii) The partners of Calunius are not seeking to raise another fund at this stage; (iii) This decision follows several recent favourable settlements of cases, including but not limited to, Calunius’ largest Fund 1 investment in Rusoro Mining Limited’s successful claim against Venezuela. (iv) The four partners of Calunius will all be fully engaged in working with the Funds’ counterparties and their legal teams to ensure the successful conclusion of the remainder of the investment assets in the existing portfolios of the three Calunius Funds. (v) Calunius will remain a Funder Member of the ALF and each of its Funds will remain compliant with the capital adequacy requirements of the ALF on all cases under investment.

Calunius supports claims against Truck Cartelists in England & Wales

London, July 2018

Calunius is pleased to support an application for a collective proceedings order from the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) in order to obtain compensation for as many cartel victims as possible. Please click on the headline to access the full Press Release.

Calunius supports Australian listed company in arbitration against Egypt

July 2018

As reported in GAR, Calunius is working with Australian investors with regard to a claim for compensation against the government of Egypt relating to investments into a tantalum mining project. For access to the article by clicking on the headline, a subscription to GAR is needed.

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