Burford Quarterly

Maximizing corporate litigation portfolio value

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The needs of corporate finance and legal departments have changed dramatically since 2020: Business leaders are putting a renewed focus on ESG and DEI initiatives, and companies and their law firm partners face ongoing pressures to enhance liquidity.

Download the Quarterly to learn how Fortune 500 and FTSE350 companies and their leading law firm partners are adapting to maximize the value of their litigation portfolios.

This issue of the Burford Quarterly includes:

Expert insights: Diversity in intellectual property

A respected group of IP and patent professionals discuss diversity in intellectual property with Burford Managing Director Katharine Wolanyk.
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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.
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Legal finance and affirmative recovery insurance working together

Among the many dramatic changes to the legal industry is the growth of a new finance-adjacent product: Litigation insurance policies on affirmative recoveries.
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The consultative potential of legal finance in maximizing the value of corporate litigation portfolios

Though no longer a new or novel financial tool among in-house and law firm lawyers, legal finance is still only partially understood by most—and even fewer are fully aware of the ways that legal finance firms can help beyond simply providing capital.
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Navigating unfamiliar territory: Legal finance as a guide to plaintiff-side commercial litigation

Companies and law firms that typically operate on the defense-side of large commercial litigation can partner with a legal finance provider to improve their chances of a successful litigation outcome as a first-time plaintiff.
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The new ACICA Rules and international arbitration funding trends in APAC

The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration has recently approved and adopted new rules that reflect numerous developments in international arbitration—including making multiple references to legal finance, signaling increased adoption in the region.
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