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Why legal finance will become increasingly valuable to law firms & legal teams in 2019

In the year ahead, tools like legal finance will enhance law firms’ and legal teams’ ability to grow, plan and manage risk in times of uncertainty.

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Another federal court rejects discovery into litigation funding

Continuing a nationwide trend, the Northern District of California rejected a discovery request into the plaintiff’s litigation funding arrangements, concluding that discovery of such arrangements is “not relevant”.

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Comments on the proposed amendments to the ICSID rules

Burford Capital is pleased to present comments on the comprehensive proposals for rule amendments released by the ICSID Secretariat on 2 August 2018.

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Asset recovery and cryptocurrency: A case study

How can you recover assets from someone who has specifically gone out of their way to hide their wealth in digital currencies? Paths to recovery do exist—but finding them requires expertise, investment and creative problem-solving.

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Legal finance trends: Research reveals what to expect in 2019

Looking ahead to 2019, we draw on our most recent Litigation Finance Survey to share key insights and help predict how we think legal finance will change in the coming year.

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5 minutes with… Monique Cronin

Vice President Monique Cronin answers a series of questions on litigation finance in Australia and Burford’s tremendous opportunity for growth there.

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The Equity Project: What it is and how it works

Managing Director Emily Slater provides an in-depth explanation of what The Equity Project is, how it works and how women lawyers (and law firms and clients that are committed to promoting diversity) can leverage the capital committed to this initiative.

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Hong Kong allows third party funding of arbitration

On 7 December, the Hong Kong Department of Justice issued its much-anticipated Code of Practice for Third Party Funding of Arbitration, which provides a clear framework for third-party funding of international arbitrations seated in Hong Kong and sets out specific guidelines for funders operating there.

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The five fictions preventing GCs and CFOs from leveraging legal finance

Innovation, risk management and cost containment aren’t just platitudes—they’re mandates for in-house legal teams. Legal finance is one tool that can help GCs and CFOs manage legal risk and uncertainty, but it’s still not universally understood by corporate legal teams.

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Yes, legal finance is at an inflection point—but not the one you think

Legal finance is at an inflection point. As the industry continues to grow dramatically, the shift in front of us is—and indeed must be—the maturation of legal finance.

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