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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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Calunius news and media

Round Table Discussion on Third Party Funding: Downsizing Expenses and Adding Value

Lisbon, 17 January 2018

Calunius' Mick Smith will be participating in a round table discussion at the AIPN's "International Energy Markets and Dispute Resolution Solutions". The event will bring together professionals from diverse backgrounds and will feature presentations on the Energy Charter Treaty and its impact on energy-related investments in Portugal and the new AIPN Model Dispute Resolution Agreement. Click on the headline to see the full programme.

Competition Law Conference

Stockholm, 8 February 2018

Calunius' Christian Stuerwald will participate in a panel discussion about 'Private Enforcement of Competition Law' at the event, topics to be discussed will include: 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.

SIArb Commercial Arbitration Symposium 2017 & Launch of Third Party Funding Guidelines

Singapore, November 2017

The SIArb Commercial Arbitration Symposium, now into its eighth year, provides a distinctive and interactive forum for participants to discuss current issues and developments in the field of commercial arbitration. This year, one of the sessions provided an opportunity to discuss third party funding of disputes with representatives of five leading litigation and arbitration funders operating in Asia. Calunius partner Mark Wells participated in the panel discussion on 'Third-Party Funding of International Arbitration in Asia – Current Issues and Implications for Practice'. Click on the headline to access the full programme.

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