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Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns a preliminary rating to one class of notes from PEAR 2020-1, LLC, an $80 million litigation finance ABS transaction serviced by Golden Pear Funding OpCo, LLC (“Golden Pear”). The PEAR 2020-1, LLC transaction represents Golden Pear’s first ABS collateralized by litigation finance receivables. Golden Pear is a litigation finance company that conducts business throughout the US but is concentrated primarily in the New York area. As of June 30,…
When looking for help via legal finance, it makes sense to want the best deal possible. With that in mind, portfolio funding might be worth a look. Single-case funding represents the highest risk for funders—because the non-recourse nature of litigation funding means there’s no remuneration for funders unless the case is successful. This content is for 1-3 Team Members, 7 Day Trial, 4-10 Team Members, 4-10 Team Members (Sponsored Member), 11-20 Team Members, 11-20 Team…
Mining company Rio Tinto finds itself under threat of legal action from a US hedge fund. Pentwater Capital Management is threatening an oppression order to gain an extension of debt in order to expand the Oyu Tolgoi mine project into the Gobi desert. The expansion is controversial, in that it requires the destruction of a sacred Aboriginal site. This content is for 1-3 Team Members, 7 Day Trial, 4-10 Team Members, 4-10 Team Members (Sponsored…
Shareholders of Vocation Limited, a now-defunct training company, have settled a class action for a reported $50 million. Vocation had been listed on the ASX as of November 2013, and enjoyed a reputation as Australia’s premier provider of education and vocational training services. Slater and Gordon facilitated the settlement, funded by Omni Bridgeway. This content is for 1-3 Team Members, 7 Day Trial, 4-10 Team Members, 4-10 Team Members (Sponsored Member), 11-20 Team Members, 11-20…
Security for costs is frequently asked for in international arbitration cases, but almost never granted. In fact, the common thinking is that security for costs should only be granted in certain rare and specific instances. Notably, one of the main things spurring requests for security for costs is litigation funding. Many defendants are more likely to ask for this when plaintiffs utilize third-party-funding. This content is for 1-3 Team Members, 7 Day Trial, 4-10 Team…
 The phrase “new normal” can be unsettling, especially when it foretells an unwelcome change. Will rampant class actions lead to a glut of insolvency cases levied by shareholders? Some are predicting that as many as 50 new claims each year could be the new normal. This content is for 1-3 Team Members, 7 Day Trial, 4-10 Team Members, 4-10 Team Members (Sponsored Member), 11-20 Team Members, 11-20 Team Members (Sponsored Member), $695 One Time Membership…
Litigation Capital Management, a prominent face in litigation funding, makes a profit on nearly 90% of the cases in which it invests. This gives the funder an IRR of 78%. LCM largely operates in the UK and Australia, funding cases in exchange for a share of awards. Over the last decade, LCM boasts an ROIC of 134%. This content is for 1-3 Team Members, 7 Day Trial, 4-10 Team Members, 4-10 Team Members (Sponsored Member),…
In its most recent general meeting, Bronwyn Brown’s chairman’s address laid out the most noteworthy actions and accomplishments of the year. The talk was attended by non-executive directors, the company secretary, several auditors, and of course, the Executive Chair. This content is for 1-3 Team Members, 7 Day Trial, 4-10 Team Members, 4-10 Team Members (Sponsored Member), 11-20 Team Members, 11-20 Team Members (Sponsored Member), $695 One Time Membership Rate Lock, Single Subscription, Additional 1…
Economic uncertainty is plaguing industries around the globe. Between the COVID pandemic, bizarre political circumstances, and ongoing international market turbulence—unpredictability is everywhere. Investors are seeking new investment types that are uncorrelated with the rest of the marketplace. For some, third-party legal funding meets all the requirements. This content is for 1-3 Team Members, 7 Day Trial, 4-10 Team Members, 4-10 Team Members (Sponsored Member), 11-20 Team Members, 11-20 Team Members (Sponsored Member), $695 One Time…
The recent Bluberi decision regarding litigation funding arrangements is still making news. The decision, which approved the use of litigation finance in a Canadian insolvency case, was appealed after a reversal by the Quebec Court of Appeal. In May of this year, the reversal was rescinded and the lower court ruling was upheld. This content is for 1-3 Team Members, 7 Day Trial, 4-10 Team Members, 4-10 Team Members (Sponsored Member), 11-20 Team Members, 11-20…