Arbitration funding making inroads in commercial disputes
Matthew Amey February 7th, 2019

The commercial world is waking up to the value of funding options in arbitration, says Matthew Amey, director at TheJudge Global. As the arbitration scene matures worldwide in tandem with the market for litigation funding, Amey tells that parties to disputes are shedding some … Continued

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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 [2016] 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

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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

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When is the lesser of, the greater of?
Matthew Amey November 3rd, 2014

Whilst the professional litigation funding market hasn’t been around for quite long enough to label any of the pricing models “traditional”, there are typical structures. The most prevalent is that of a funder collecting a fee which is the “greater … Continued

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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

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How low can third party funding go?
Matthew Amey October 29th, 2013

Most people, when first confronted with the notion of third party litigation funding, will inevitably and understandably want to know how much a funder is likely to charge before they make an application to the market. They appreciate that a broker … Continued

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Portfolio Funding Arrangements for Law Firms – Do They Work?
Matthew Amey August 1st, 2013

There has been a lot of recent discussion surrounding a portfolio approach to litigation funding by law firms. Numerous funders have indicated their willingness to consider this form of finance. But are they as attractive or as workable as they … Continued

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Enforcement strategy – not an afterthought!
Matthew Amey February 20th, 2013

We’ve previously advised on the importance of a good case memorandum when applying for arbitration funding. Some law firms have admittedly been better than others in addressing all the likely requirements of funders and arbitration cost insurers, but it is … Continued

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Security for Costs Case – A Red Herring?
Matthew Amey February 14th, 2013

We recently commented on reports that an After the Event (‘ATE’) insurance policy had been upheld as adequate security for costs. Now that more details have emerged, it appears that the story is perhaps not as ground breaking as it … Continued

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