Maximizing corporate litigation portfolio value

Expert insights: Diversity in intellectual property

In September 2021, Burford Managing Director Katharine Wolanyk directed questions concerning diversity in intellectual property to a respected group of IP and patent professionals. Their perspectives are excerpted and gathered below.

The Equity Project: An award-winning initiative to promote diversity in law

In October 2021, Burford announced the second phase of its Equity Project initiative with an additional $100 million pool of capital earmarked to back commercial litigation and arbitration matters led by women and by racially diverse lawyers.

Legal finance and affirmative recovery insurance working together

Among the many changes we have seen in the legal finance market in 2021 is the growth of a new financeadjacent product: Litigation insurance policies on affirmative recoveries. The providers in this market are the same large insurance companies that for years have offered defense-side litigation products to insure litigation spend and liabilities.

The consultative potential of legal finance in maximizing the value of corporate litigation portfolios

Now that legal finance is part of the financial toolset of an increasing number of in-house and law firm lawyers in all of the leading jurisdictions for commercial disputes worldwide, the days of legal finance being new or novel are clearly behind us.

Navigating unfamiliar territory: Legal finance as a guide to plaintiff-side commercial litigation

Beyond capital, legal finance offers specialized expertise for plaintiff-side matters, offering a partnership solution to companies.

International arbitration funding trends in Australia and APAC and the new ACICA Rules

The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) recently approved and adopted the 2021 Edition of the ACICA Arbitration Rules and Expedited Arbitration Rules.