First Full Service Litigation Funder Opens In Germany

Therium Group has decided to become the first full-service litigation funder in Germany. Therium Group are one of the biggest third party funders globally. They currently have more than $300 million in committed capital. Therium has identified an appetite for litigation funding in Germany. It is reportedly driven by the increasing number of corporate and commercial disputes being … Continue reading First Full Service Litigation Funder Opens In Germany

Ethical Fears Regarding Litigation Funding Persist

Lake Whillans & Above The Law conducted a survey in 2016 to better understand how litigation funding is evolving. Their research was focused on understanding how clients view litigation funding and what might be holding the industry back. They focused on solo practitioners, in-house counsel, law firm partners and counsel and law firm associates. From … Continue reading Ethical Fears Regarding Litigation Funding Persist

University Endowment Fund Invests in Litigation Funding

Litigation Funding as an asset class is growing. The major appeal being that the returns are not related to movements in the capital markets. This is exactly the reason quoted by Kevin Hegarty, executive vice president and chief financial officer “The strategy will be diversifying for the portfolio in that the returns are almost entirely independent of … Continue reading University Endowment Fund Invests in Litigation Funding

American Litigation Finance Firms Retain Right To Anonymity

Transparency in litigation finance is a hot topic. Many are pushing for more disclosure regarding the identity of who is funding litigation. In June court officials proposed amendments to an existing rule which deals with the disclosure of interested parties in a case. They suggested adding funders to this list. However, on the 23rd of … Continue reading American Litigation Finance Firms Retain Right To Anonymity

UK: No Regulation For Litigation Funding In The Near Future

There has been speculation for some time that third-party litigation funding will soon become a more regulated industry. This topic was discussed recently at the Westminster Legal Policy Forum on innovation and the business of law. This took place on the 25th of January 2017. The litigation funding sector has grown in recent years. A large … Continue reading UK: No Regulation For Litigation Funding In The Near Future

Singapore Parliament Allows Third-Party Litigation Funding

10th of January 2017, Singapore’s Parliament passed the Civil Law (Amendment) Bill 2016, allowing third-party litigation funding. The passing of the Civil Law (Amendment) Bill 2016 is a clear push by Singapore’s to become a centre for dispute resolution. These changes in the law will ensure that Singapore becomes an attractive forum for parties to … Continue reading Singapore Parliament Allows Third-Party Litigation Funding