In an ALM-hosted webinar, Burford VP Rufus Caine and MD David Perla discuss research about in-house legal trends and how financing can help companies pursue affirmative recovery programs.
In honor of International Women’s Day, we sat down with a handful of Burford’s senior women to discuss gender diversity in the legal industry.
At law firms, where origination and client relationships determine everything from compensation to promotions, the “only” problem is—in part—an economic problem. Thus, to achieve true balance and close the gender gap in law, economic incentives are needed.
In-house lawyers always ask: “Can we finance our defense matters?” The good news is that—while the majority of legal financing is for the pursuit of claims—legal finance also works for the defense of weak matters.
Bankruptcy professionals strive to achieve recoveries for estate creditors, but many are unfamiliar with how legal finance can help. Burford’s Emily Slater answers the most common questions about bankruptcy litigation financing in an interview with Practical Law.
In 2019, arbitration finance will continue to become “a common practice” in investor-state and international commercial arbitrations. The reason is simple: “The more users encounter third-party funding in practice, the more favorably they tend to perceive it.”
With so many companies abandoning millions in recoveries, and in an increasingly competitive global landscape, corporate treasury and finance teams should develop an understanding of legal finance to help offset the significant costs and risks of undertaking meritorious legal action.
On January 31, the Chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform sent a letter to the Advisory Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure advocating for a change to the federal rules concerning disclosure of litigation finance.
As appetite for antitrust litigation continues, clients’ competition strategies must increasingly cater to coordinating proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.
The volume and breadth of global securities litigation continues to grow—especially as Europe and Asia become increasingly attractive venues for US asset managers to pursue recoveries against issuers accused of fraud. As the market evolves, funders will need to address heightened expectations from their clients.