2019 | Issue No. 1

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The Winter 2019 issue of the Burford Quarterly features articles on the commercially-minded legal department, legal finance trends in 2019 and financing litigation defense.

The Winter 2019 issue of the Quarterly includes: 

  • 2019 Legal finance trends:
    See the latest trends in antitrust, international arbitration, bankruptcy, IP & patent litigation, global securities litigation and asset recovery
  • The commercially-minded legal department
    In 2019, we expect legal departments to continue to become more commercially-minded – utilizing legal finance to create certainty around litigation costs without adding risk or expense to corporate balance sheets.
  • 2019: Why legal finance will become increasingly valuable to law firms and legal teams
    Tools like legal finance enhance law firms’ and legal teams’ ability to plan and manage risk.
  • Legal finance comes of age in Australia
    With the introduction of innovative funding models, the availability of capital in large-scale commercial matters and clarification around the role of funders, legal finance is coming of age in Australia.
  • Belt and Road: Legal finance and the rise in dispute resolution
    China’s Belt and Road initiative is a mammoth undertaking of construction and infrastructure, so there is no doubt that the potential for related disputes is vast, and will pose extraordinary cost and risk burdens for the parties involved.
  • Financing litigation defense: How it works
    An outline of three typical defense financing models and how they benefit in-house legal departments.

  • Update: The Equity Project
    Matters representing $35 million in legal fees are currently under review for The Equity Project—demonstrating a clear demand for an economic solution to close the gender gap in law.


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