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The following article is part of an ongoing column titled ‘Investor Insights.’  Brought to you by Ed Truant, founder and content manager of Slingshot Capital, ‘Investor Insights’ will provide thoughtful and engaging perspectives on all aspects of investing in litigation finance.  Executive Summary Market Australia (AUS$) UK (£) USA (US$) Implied Commitment Capacity AUS $1B £2B US $10B Implied Annual commitments1 AUS $333MM £667MM US $3.3B The chart above summarizes the results of quantifying…
How Lawyer-Directed Funding Enhances Access to Justice “Lawyer-Directed” litigation finance, whereby a funder forms a partnership with contingency counsel, provides an opportunity to work around some of the issues that exist in client-directed funding – most notably issues that arise when creditors or lienholders are awaiting recoupment from the client, pending successful litigation. Many funders are averse to partnering with a client that is encumbered by senior lienholders, hence many such claims go unfunded, despite…
Litigation Lending Services Backing Second Class Action Against IOOF Aussie financial services giant IOOF is facing yet another class action – this one brought by Shine Lawyers and funded by Litigation Lending Services. The action seeks to represent shareholders who suffered losses after revelations of insider trading and front-running led to a precipitous stock drop in 2015.  Please log in to read full articleLog In Register Follow us on social media About
AxiaFunder Raising £200,000 on Litigation Crowdfunding Campaign Online litigation funding platform AxiaFunder has taken to another digital platform – Seedrs – to raise capital. The UK-based funder has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising £200,000.  Please log in to read full articleLog In Register Follow us on social media About View all posts by
LPF Group Fuels Litigation Funding in New Zealand New Zealand has been far slower to adopt litigation funding than neighboring Australia, where the practice originated. However, the funding market is surging in kiwi-land, thanks in part to local funder LPF Group, which has bankrolled some sizable claims.  Please log in to read full articleLog In Register Follow us on social media About View all posts by
CHICAGO, February 24, 2020 – Baylor Law has tapped William P. Farrell, Jr., co-founder, managing director, and general counsel of Longford Capital, to serve as an adjunct professor at the law school and to lead a course on litigation funding. The litigation funding course is a part of Baylor Law’s innovative LL.M. program in litigation management, the first program of its kind. The Litigation Management program is designed for experienced litigators and trial lawyers and…
Bankrupt Company’s Trustee Looks to Clawback $6.3MM from Quinn Emanuel, and $2MM from IMF Bentham The bankruptcy trustee for the now-defunct aircraft parts manufacturer Super98, is looking to clawback payments made to law firm Quinn Emanuel and litigation funder IMF Bentham, for a claim the company pursued against Delta Airlines.  Please log in to read full articleLog In Register Follow us on social media About View all posts by
St. Petersburg, Russia — (ReleaseWire) — 02/19/2020 — Although the Russian litigation finance market is at an early stage of development, a surge in the interest for legal funding solutions could be observed over the last year. While third party financing for legal proceedings has previously been provided by private investors or by law firms as an auxiliary business, specialized litigation finance companies have only recently appeared on the market. “Litigation finance is…
Multiple States Pursue Regulations Against Litigation Funders Last week, Utah became the latest state to introduce a litigation funding bill, as state senator James A. Dunnigan filed House Bill 312, which would force litigation funders to register with the Department of Commerce, and also aims to regulate how they operate. Many lawmakers are blaming litigation funding for the rising cost of insurance, which is an argument that is being made by Big Insurance and the Chamber of Commerce…