Security for Costs in International Arbitration
Matthew Amey• September 20th, 2018
Funded Claimants in BIT claim against Venezuela ordered to pay Security for Costs – a sign of things to come in BITs going forward? The application of cost-shifting and by extension, security for costs, is an increasingly important issue in … Continued
Matthew Amey comments in The Law Society Gazette on the role litigation funding plays in competition disputes
Matthew Amey• August 9th, 2018
Following the announcement that Weightmans, Matrix Chambers and Kings Chambers have set up an ‘opt-out’ class action over alleged anti-competitive behaviour by European truck manufacturers, Matthew Amey gives his views in The Law Society Gazette’s article entitled ‘Litigation funders back … Continued
The Game is Changing – DBAs are on the rise with city lawyers
Matthew Amey• March 26th, 2018
In 2017 TheJudge designed and launched a new insurance product, DBA Insurance, specifically with the aim of overcoming many of the previous barriers to entry faced by commercial litigators when considering Damages Based Agreements (DBAs). The launch was reported widely … Continued
Essar v Norscot – a landmark judgement
Matthew Amey• February 1st, 2017
The High Court judgment in Essar Oilfields Services Ltd v Norscot Rig Management Pvt Ltd  was brought down by His Honour Judge Waksman QC (sitting as a deputy High Court judge). The report of its delivery on 15 September … Continued
The Rise of Arbitration Forum Shopping: LCIA Study publishes Stats – will others follow suit?
Matthew Amey• December 1st, 2015
The London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”) have recently published their analysis of the average costs and duration of LCIA arbitrations. As litigation funding brokers, we are often questioned by fee earners on what drives the costs of third party … Continued
Do All Litigation Funders Charge the Same?
Matthew Amey• June 4th, 2015
Do you believe that all third party commercial litigation funders charge the same for funding a case? A recent survey report commissioned by one the largest litigation funders suggests exactly that. The report commentary says that, by and large, funders … Continued
Advice from TheJudge for Insolvency Cases up to April 2015
Matthew Amey• September 24th, 2014
Our advice to ensure you benefit from the existing exemption: Matthew Amey, Director at TheJudge, advises “The LASPO reforms have applied to all other civil litigation since 1st April 2013. The impact on medium to high value commercial litigation has … Continued
Case Example: How much do litigation funders prices differ for large cases?
Matthew Amey• July 4th, 2014
As brokers we are often asked by clients about the difference in pricing among funders. While we cannot discuss the specifics of live cases, we can highlight some key features of a recent deal which illustrates just how variable the … Continued
Hybrid DBAs are the talk of the town – but what is the true picture?
Matthew Amey• November 11th, 2013
Traditionally, when we think of third party funding, it’s usually in the context of financing the claimant. In other words, a litigation funder will enter into a funding agreement with the claimant and agree to pay their legal fees and … Continued