Burford’s continued, growing presence on IAM’s Strategy 300 serves as a reminder not just of its preeminence in financing IP litigation, but also of the experiential depth of its industry-leading team.
Legal finance is an increasingly hot topic, but even with all that’s been written, there’s arguably a story that still hasn’t been adequately addressed. It’s called “the demand story.”
Burford Directors Dan Hall and Michael Redman provide an essential asset recovery guide, answering some of the most common questions that arise.
Experienced litigators feel justifiably proud when a client wins a significant trial judgment or arbitration award in a complex commercial matter— but with years of hard-won wisdom, litigators also know that even at that moment of victory, it is often far from the end of the road.
“The more users encounter third-party funding in practice, the more favorably they tend to perceive it”
Writing in 2006 for the first international arbitration survey of its kind – International Arbitration: Corporate Attitudes and Practices – Professor Loukas Mistelis explained that the study was both ground-breaking and standard-setting. Twelve years on, there have been eight such studies, with the 2018 survey, released on May 9th, constituting the largest ever undertaken in the field of international arbitration.
Burford sat down with David W. Rivkin, Co-Chair of Debevoise & Plimpton’s International Dispute Resolution Group, for an in-depth interview on legal finance in international arbitration. He has handled international arbitration cases throughout the world and before virtually every major arbitration institution, securing one of the largest ICSID awards ever.
There is a desire in some corners of the American legal system for there to be disclosure of litigation finance arrangements in proceedings involving multiple claimants, such as class actions or multidistrict litigations. But there is a right way and a wrong way to handle disclosure, the purpose of which is to avoid conflicts of interest.
An order released today in the opioids multidistrict litigation by Judge Dan Polster provides a welcome example of litigation finance disclosure done right.
Law firms and companies we fund are understandably eager to understand what happens “after we say yes”—and although Burford is by definition a passive capital provider, we devote significant resources to monitoring our investments.
Managing Directors of Burford, Craig Arnott and Emily Slater, based respectively in London and New York, sat down to discuss some of the questions that they encounter most frequently in their conversations on both sides of the Atlantic.