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Litigation Funding for the Solvent Company

The funding of a company’s legal claims is the context for many a debate between the General Counsel, eager to pursue a claim regarded as strong, and the CFO, unwilling to endorse the financial risk of doing so. Financial risks arising from other sources (interest rates, foreign exchange, etc.) are routinely managed by well-run businesses by hedging. The CFO will say: Why should dispute risk be any different?

For a business in this position, financially able to pursue the claim but unwilling to take the risk of doing so, Litigation Funding can take on the costs burden and give the Claimant a good net return on that asset whilst removing the risks ordinarily associated with litigation.

 

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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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