By Athanasios Papadas Third-party funding (“TPF”) has gained traction in several Canadian jurisdictions. An increasing number of counsel and parties alike appreciate the value of non-recourse legal financing and its role in alleviating financial burden and mitigating risk. Thanks to these and other advantages of TPF, it is no surprise that parties engaged in (voluntary […]
By James Foster Recently I attended the annual Dubai Arbitration Week. Having spent 12 years working in the region as a senior lawyer, I’ve joined this and similar events over many years. But this was my first visit to the event in the role of litigation funder. This new perspective opened my eyes to the […]
By Neill Brennan Virtually every business has used some form of finance, whether it be equity or debt. Typically, CFOs play a critical role in determining optimal capital structure, looking at sources and uses of funds. Rarely however are opportunities presented to CFOs to turn a potentially costly liability into a beneficial asset. Litigation funding […]
By David Walker, Investment Manager (Solicitor) for Augusta Ventures According to Pythagoras: “The oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.” Litigation funders would wholeheartedly agree when deciding whether or not to fund a case. As the largest funder in the UK by volume of claims funded, Augusta […]
It is undeniable that dealing with multiple claimants is a challenge. One of those challenges is deciding how to structure the litigation. Do you flood the Court and the defendant(s) with separate claim forms for each claimant? Do you choose a claimant who shares the same interests as others in the group to act as a representative? What about bringing a test case?
Last year saw a resurgence in listed companies incorporated in the Cayman Islands, with links to Asia, de-listing from global stock exchanges. This is a trend continuing in 2021.
In 2019, the “underwriting nature” initiative led by Swiss Re culminated in the first ever coral reef insurance policy.
On 22 September 2020 the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) fined liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distributor AmeriGas Polska Zl730,000 (€160,000) for failing to notify a takeover.
The Grand Court has handed down an instructive judgment appointing “light-touch” provisional liquidators over Midway Resources International, a pan-African focused upstream oil and gas company, incorporated in the Cayman Islands.
Microsoft Teams already enables legal professionals to stay connected and collaborate seamlessly. With the addition of integrated applications, like NetDocuments, Teams can become an all-in-one solution for document creation in a secure and compliant environment.
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Magic circle firms have been modifying lockstep to compete with US rivals.
A bumper year for Singapore should give Paris pause for thought.
With London firms thriving in the city, Bristol’s old guard have competition on their hands.
Restructuring hires are on the rise but some firms may have moved too slowly.
What the magic circle’s 2021 partner promotions round can tell us.
House prices in London have been increasing faster than lots of lawyers’ salaries.
A holding company owned by Mike Ashley is bringing a competition claim against the Football Association Premier League following a failed Saudi Arabian-led takeover of Newcastle United Football Club (NUFC). With RPC partner Lambros Kilaniotis instructed as the claimant’s solicitor, St James Holdings Limited is suing the Premier League after its proposed takeover of the […]
While some firms opened offices in Dublin to avoid Brexit disruption, Stephenson Harwood set up a legal entity in Greece, its LLPs have revealed. To avoid any potential problems caused by Brexit, Stephenson Harwood has launched Bowen-Morris & Partners in Piraeus. This new entity emerged after the firm converted the branch to a Greek law […]
A Linklaters duo have left for a magic circle rival, The Lawyer can reveal, becoming partners in its City leveraged finance practice. Allen & Overy has hired Annette Kurdian and Robert Burt. Kurdian joined Linklaters in 2001 and became a partner in 2006. As part of her practice, she advises financial institutions and alternative credit […]
The independent review of last year’s Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) has found that the three-way relationship between the BSB, the eight law school providers of the BPTC, and the electronic testing company Pearson VUE, which delivered the online exam, “ultimately contributed to the complexities in the booking and delivery of the examinations.” The Director […]
Baker McKenzie has returned its newly-qualified (NQ) salaries to normal rates, after a reduction during the pandemic last year. The firm crunched salaries by £2,500 (3 per cent) to £87,500 and dropped the sign-on bonus last June. The announcement came a week after Bakers had said it had no plans to reduce salaries for trainees […]
The past year has been one of disruption for businesses everywhere. Daily team catch-ups migrated to Zoom and progress meetings once rewarded with a pint are now paired with anxiety around job security. Responses to the pandemic, such as switching to remote working, have exposed the considerable inefficiencies of conventional working practices. Confronted with this […]
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