Category Archives: Announcement

ADGM Courts issue Public Consultation on Litigation Funding Rules

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Abu Dhabi, UAE : ADGM Courts, the internationally recognised independent courts of ADGM, have issued a consultation paper inviting comments from the industry and the public on the proposed litigation funding rules (“Rules”) which are to apply to litigation funding agreements as defined in the ADGM Courts, Civil Evidence, Judgments, Enforcement and Judicial Appointments Regulations 2015.  The proposed Rules will set out the highest standards of best practice in litigation funding for Abu Dhabi and wider UAE.

Pierce Bainbridge Continues Record Growth; Adds Tillman J. Breckenridge, Jeff Newton, and Kristin Darr

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NEW YORKOct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP (“Pierce Bainbridge“) continued its record growth this week, adding appellate partner Tillman J. Breckenridge to the firm’s Washington, D.C. Office as well as litigation partner Jeff Newton and Kristin Darr as Chief Marketing Officer and Of Counsel to its New York office.

Vannin Capital Bolsters Team With Associate Director Appointments in London and Paris

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Vannin Capital, the global expert in legal finance, has today announced the appointment of Associate Directors Anastasia Davis Bondarenko in Paris and James Williamson in London. 

Anastasia Davis Bondarenko has joined Vannin’s Paris office as part of the global International Arbitration team. She joins from Three Crowns LLP, where she worked as an Associate from 2014 to 2018. During her time at Three Crowns, and before that at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Dentons, she specialised in international arbitration as well as public and private international law. Anastasia has extensive experience advising and representing private and sovereign clients in complex and high-value commercial, investment and state-to-state disputes across numerous jurisdictions and under different international arbitration rules.

The Alliance for Responsible Consumer Legal Funding (ARC) Statement Regarding the Georgia Supreme Court Decision Ruth v. Cherokee Funding

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“We are very pleased that the Supreme Court in Georgia took its time in rendering a thoughtful decision in this matter. The decision is consistent with what State Legislatures have said across the country, that this product is not a loan and should not be treated as such,” stated Eric Schuller, President of the Alliance for Responsible Consumer Legal Funding. “The Court recognized the contingent nature of consumer legal funding agreements carry no obligation of repayment and thus, cannot constitute a loan. We hope this decision will finally put to rest the question of whether or not consumer legal funding is a loan or not a loan.”

SPONSORED POST: TownCenter Partners Seeks Business Development Manager

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TownCenter Partners LLC is looking for an energetic team member to join as Business Development Manager.

Woodsford Litigation Funding expands into Australia and promotes Charlie Morris to Chief Investment Officer, EMEA & APAC

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LONDON, PHILADELPHIA, SINGAPORE & SYDNEY – Friday 26 October 2018, Woodsford Litigation Funding, the global provider of litigation financing solutions for businesses, individuals and law firms, has promoted Charlie Morris to Chief Investment Officer, EMEA & APAC and appointed Clare Owen to represent the business in Australia.

IMF Bentham raises up to an additional A$84.48 million to fuel global growth

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IMF Bentham Limited (ASX: IMF) has undertaken a placement of shares to institutional investors of 26.6 million shares to raise A $74.48 million, and initiated a share purchase plan for retail investors, which is set to raise an additional A $10 million.

Litigation Finance Growing Rapidly, New Burford Capital Research Shows

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NEW YORKOct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Burford Capital, a leading global finance and investment management firm focused on law, today announced the results of its 2018 Litigation Finance Survey, which shows strong growth in awareness, consideration and use of litigation finance, as well as significant opportunity for further growth as more lawyers–especially in-house–gain further understanding of its business benefits.

Therium to Launch Full Service Litigation Funding Operations in Australia in January 2019

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MELBOURNE, Australia & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Therium Capital Management, a leading provider of litigation finance globally with over $800 million of assets under management, announced today that it is planning to launch a full service offering in Australia on 1 January 2019. Therium Australia will be based in Melbourne. Founded in 2009, Therium Capital Management is one of the largest and most established litigation financing firms in the world. The firm has funded claims valued at $36 billion.

Halcyon Capital Management announces investments by TPG Sixth Street Partners and Dyal Capital Partners

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NEW YORKOct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Halcyon Capital Management (“Halcyon”) today announced that it has sold minority stakes to TPG Sixth Street Partners (“TSSP”), the global credit and credit-related investment platform, and to Dyal Capital Partners (“Dyal”), a division of Neuberger Berman Group.