Topic: Litigation funding

Omni Bridgeway recruits Stephenson Harwood partner in Hong Kong

Australia-headquartered litigation funder Omni Bridgeway has boosted its offering in Asia with the hire of one of GRR’s recently named “40 under 40” from Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong.

23 November 2022

US lender seeks winding up of litigation funder in Cayman Islands

Delaware-based lender Therium Litigation Finance Atlas is seeking the winding up of a Cayman-registered litigation funder that carried out its business in the UK.

27 June 2022

From Chinese debt to litigation funding – key disputes trends emerging in the Cayman Islands in 2022

Partner Adam Crane and associate Nicosia Lawson at Baker & Partners in the Cayman Islands discuss some of the key developments that will likely impact the local disputes industry in 2022 and beyond: from the Chinese debt bubble to a new statutory framework for litigation funding, and changes afoot in Cayman’s restructuring regime and judiciary.

11 February 2022

Advice “very far from being negligent”, South Square QC argues

South Square’s Mark Phillips QC has denied allegations he provided negligent advice in relation to a fraudulent trading claim brought by collapsed property company Instant Access Properties and its liquidators.

07 December 2021

UK liquidator wins “important” insolvency funding ruling

In what has been described as an important decision for the insolvency funding industry, an ex-reality TV star has failed to block liquidator claims brought against her, after the English High Court found she did not have standing to be heard because her interests were adverse to the class interest of creditors as a whole.

08 November 2021

IMF Bentham co-founder launches new litigation funder in Australia

With demand for insolvency-related cases expected to grow, the co-founder of IMF Bentham and the former CEO of Australia and New Zealand-based Litigation Lending Services have joined forces to launch a new third-party funder.

11 November 2020

Validity Finance hires former Kirkland partner in Houston

US-Israeli litigation funder Validity Finance has hired former Kirkland & Ellis partner Sarah Williams as portfolio counsel in Houston, as demand for bankruptcy-related funding increases.

09 November 2020

“Open for business”: BVI court approves third party litigation funding

In the first written judgment of its kind, a British Virgin Islands court has approved third party funding agreements for litigation and other liquidation fees and expenses in relation to a multinational Ponzi scheme.

01 October 2020

Curtis hires new restructuring head from K&L Gates in New York

Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle has hired Robert Honeywell as the new head of its bankruptcy and restructuring practice in New York.

08 September 2020

Singularis dodges US$15 million litigation funding costs

An English court has ruled that insolvent Saudi-owned asset manager Singularis does not have to hand over an extra US$15.2 million to a Bermudian litigation funder, in a dispute over the proceeds of a successful negligence lawsuit against a Japanese bank.

23 June 2020

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