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Stewarts to Speak at the Litigation Funding Conference

Stewarts will speak at the Litigation Funding Conference in London on October 2, 2017. Matthew Knowles, Partner at Stewarts, will speak on a panel covering international litigation. Matthew will draw on his experience as a user of third party funding while a senior in-house counsel, as well as his time as a Director of Litigation Funding at a leading third party funder.

Stewarts is the UK’s largest litigation-only law firm with more than 340 staff, including over 50 partners. The firm works with corporate and individual clients in high-value and complex disputes. It comprises some of the UK’s leading litigation lawyers and enjoys a reputation for innovative and ground-breaking litigation.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP to Speak at the Litigation Funding Conference

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP will speak at the Litigation Funding Conference in London on October 2, 2017. John MacKenzie, Partner at Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, will speak on a panel covering attorney & corporate counsel experiences with litigation finance.

Shepherd and Wedderburn is a leading UK law firm. From offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and the City of London, the firm delivers comprehensive multi-jurisdictional legal advice across every business sector as well as offering the full range of private client and wealth management services.

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Redress Solutions to Speak at the Litigation Funding Conference

Redress Solutions wil speak at the Litigation Funding Conference in London on October 2, 2017. Marius Nasta, CEO at Redress, will speak on a panel covering litigation finance in the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Redress Solutions is one of the longest established and experienced litigation funders in the United Kingdom. Based in Mayfair, London, the business is a leading investor in litigation and arbitration claims both in and outside the UK and welcomes approaches from companies, partnerships, individuals, lawyers and accountants as well as insolvency practitioners.

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Managing the litigation costs

There is a wide range of factors that plays a role in managing the litigation costs and is discussed by experts. Funders spend a lot of time working out how much a case is worth from the beginning. The stress is put on the importance of a good budget for the claimant’s costs. It should be sensible and justifiable. Basically, the damages need to be ten times that of costs.

At present, there is a new factor that influences the litigation costs. That is challenging fees. Now even if clients have won the case, they are challenging lawyers at the end of it, employing no-win, no-fee businesses to obtain some kind of fee discount on the numbers their lawyers are entitled to receive.

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Invicta Capital Funding to Speak at the Litigation Funding Conference

Invicta Capital Funding will speak at the Litigation Funding Conference in London on October 2, 2017. Christopher Deadman, Director of Operations at Invicta Capital Funding will speak on a panel covering litigation finance in the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Invicta is a UK third party funder specializing in the financing of small and medium sized business to business litigation. Invicta has been established with the needs of lawyers firmly in mind. Its application processes are specifically designed to minimize the traditionally significant time and cost implications associated with making applications for third party finance.

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COOLEY, LLP to Speak at the Litigation Funding Conference

COOLEY, LLP will speak at the Litigation Funding Conference in London on October 2, 2017. Mark Deem, Partner at Cooley, LLP will speak on a panel covering attorney and corporate counsel experiences with litigation finance. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law. Cooley has 900 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, China and Europe.

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VLRC review into Litigation Funding

On 17 July 2017, a consultation paper was released by the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC). The paper is the next step in VLRC review of the potential risks and cost burdens for litigants. It concerns the cases when they use services of litigation funders and/or participate in group proceedings. The VLRC’s report is expected to help to inform the debate in this country around the role of litigation funding, including the regulation of litigation funders. Key issues of the report include potential conflicts of interest, disclosure to the plaintiff and interests of unrepresented class members The deadline for submissions is 22 September 2017. The VLRC’s final report is due by 30 March 2018.

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Brown Rudnick to Speak at the Litigation Funding Conference

Brown Rudnick to Speak at the Litigation Funding Conference in London on October 2, 2017. Chris Toms, Partner at Brown Rudnick, will speak on a panel covering attorney and corporate counsel experiences with litigation finance.
Brown Rudnick is an international law firm with offices in the United States and Europe. It represents clients from around the world in high-stakes litigation, international arbitration and complex business transactions. Clients include public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 businesses and start-up enterprises. The firm also represents investors, as well as official and ad hoc creditors’ committees in today’s largest corporate restructurings, both domestically and abroad. Founded more than 60 years ago, Brown Rudnick has approximately 240 lawyers providing advice and services across key areas of the law. The firm regularly serves clients in Europe, the United States and North America, the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.

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Third party arbitration funding

Use of third party funding for international arbitration is growing, especially in Hong Kong and Singapore where prohibitions against its use have been either relaxed or eliminated. As third party funding is to stay in international arbitration, principles for arbitrators, parties and lawyers to use in such proceedings have been introduced. The purpose of these proceedings is to develop consistency and more informed decision-making in issues relating to third party funding. It is common knowledge that third part funding of litigation generally, and in the international arbitration sphere in particular, is a field that changes extremely fast. Therefore, there is a risk that any fixed set of principles introduced to this field will quickly become outdated and obsolete.

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Dividex Management to speak at the Litigation Funding Conference

Dividex Management will speak at the Litigation Funding Conference in London on October 2, 2017. Irwin Schwartz, founder of Dividex Management, will be sharing insights and observations about how global securities litigation cases are reshaping the international needs and tactics of institutions in accessing litigation funding as part of their asset recovery and risk mitigation strategies.

He will discuss the factors his firm considers in evaluating litigation funders and their deals. He will also identify the global markets that DIVIDEX views as ripe for litigation funding opportunities and share his thoughts on how litigation funders might prepare for the due diligence challenges to be expected as institutions become more comfortable with litigation funding.

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