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LexFinance Announces the Structuring and Funding of a US$ 5.7 Billion Arbitration Claim for the Benefit of Petrobras

By John Freund |

LIMA, Peru–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LexFinance today announced the filing of an arbitration claim by a minority shareholder of Petrobras.

The claim has been filed by a minority shareholder of Petrobras against the Brazilian Government (União Federal) for the economic losses suffered by Petrobras due to the corruption practices disclosed in the Lava Jato investigation and caused by the abuse of power and mismanagement of the União Federal as controlling shareholder of Petrobras.

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Move Over Carnival: Litigation Funding in Brazil is Heating Up!

By John Freund |

Writing for Vannin’s Funding in Focus series, Carolina Ramirez, Managing Director in Vannin’s newly-formed New York office, describes the litigation funding climate in South America’s largest and most populous nation. Ramirez highlights both the perceptions and practical applications of litigation finance in Brazil, as well as the regulatory climate and challenges facing industry growth in the region.

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The Litigation Finance 2017 Year-in-Review

By John Freund |

Evolution. Maturity. Growth spurt. Those are the terms one might use to describe Litigation Finance in 2017.  The industry saw a flurry of activity that would make any beehive jealous: Markets opened, funds raised, legal precedents established, and a host of new entrants already looking to disrupt the lit fin industry, which itself is in the midst of disrupting one of the oldest institutions on the planet.

So let’s take a look back at how Litigation Finance ‘took off the training wheels,’ and properly came of age in 2017…

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Recent Developments in Litigation Finance (Part 2 of 2)

By John Freund |

By Mauritius Nagelmueller

This article aims to provide an overview of the most significant recent developments in the litigation finance industry. Part 2 of this 2-part series discusses the rapid growth of litigation finance across the globe, as well as its multi-dimensional expansion into diverse markets. If you’d like to reference Part 1 of this series, you can find it here.

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Recent Developments in Litigation Finance (Part 1 of 2)

By John Freund |

By Mauritius Nagelmueller

This article aims to provide an overview of the most significant recent developments in the litigation finance industry. Part 1 of this 2-part series discusses the shifting policies in regard to litigation finance in both the U.S. and across the globe, as well as the potential for technological innovation to disrupt the industry in the near future.

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Access to Justice for Developing Countries: Third Party Funding for Sovereigns in WTO Disputes

By John Freund |

Guest Post by Mauritius Nagelmueller, who has been involved in the litigation finance industry for more than 10 years.

Access to justice remains one of the prevailing issues within the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), especially for developing countries. To enforce the promise of a fairer trading system, developing country participation in the DSB must be improved, given that relationships between WTO members are predicated on power dynamics, rather than adherence to the rule of law.

Third party funding has provided access to justice for claimants with meritorious claims, but with limited financial capacity in the private sector, as well as in investor-state disputes. The industry is also capable of leveling the playing field in the DSB, as it can be utilized by developing countries to finance a WTO dispute.

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