An Insider’s Take on the Future of Litigation Finance
Brett McDonald March 15th, 2019

It is always interesting to hear the perspective and prognostications of people that are monitoring the litigation finance market. I recently read a synopsis of Ashby Jones, chief of the Wall Street Journal’s law bureau, comments on questions concerning the … Continued

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Courts Continue to Deny Demands For Litigation Funding Disclosure
Brett McDonald March 15th, 2019

Despite the fact that litigation finance arrangements are rarely relevant to the claims and defenses of the underlying litigation, many defendants seek to compel their disclosure because of the obvious strategic advantage to be gained. Despite some outliers, courts and … Continued

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NYC Bar Opinion says Law Firm Litigation Finance may be Unethical
Brett McDonald October 17th, 2018

The New York City Bar Association’s Professional Ethics Committee (NYCBA) has recently issued an opinion which may affect litigation finance arrangements. In its Formal Opinion 2018-5, entitled ‘Litigation Funder’s Contingent Interest in Legal Fees’, the NYCBA concluded, “a lawyer may … Continued

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7th World Litigation Forum in San Francisco October 24th and 25th, 2018
TheJudge October 16th, 2018

James Blick, Director, and Brett McDonald, VP and General Counsel, of TheJudge’s US team are excited to speak at the forthcoming 7th World Litigation Forum in San Francisco on October 24th and 25th. James Blick will be speaking on the panel ‘Litigation … Continued

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Disclosure of Third-Party Litigation Funding Arrangements
Brett McDonald June 15th, 2018

On April 3, 2018, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law Wisconsin Act 235 specifying that in civil actions in Wisconsin’s state courts litigation funding agreements must be disclosed. This legislation follows the decision by the Northern District of California … Continued

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Attorney Fee Insurance – A cost effective solution for Corporate Counsel
TheJudge July 13th, 2017

Litigation finance is key product for many entities that either do not have the necessary capital to finance their legal fees or do not wish to tie up their capital during the litigation.  However, despite the advances made by the … Continued

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TheJudge’s client defeats security for cost application in landmark ruling in ICSID case
TheJudge July 11th, 2017

In Eskosol SpA v Italian Republic, ICSID Case No ARB/15/50, which is one of the many solar photovoltaic ECT cases being brought against Italy following changes to the tariff system, Italy sought to obtain two provisional measures: i) security for … Continued

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We’re hiring in the US – Interested in joining TheJudge?
TheJudge June 23rd, 2017

Are you interested in joining one of the most unique, highly-regarded and long-standing companies in the global litigation finance market? We are looking to build upon our existing US team with the hire of new business development executives.  Do you … Continued

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More Capital = More Deployment Pressure & Off Piste Investing
TheJudge March 16th, 2017

Recent reports in the press have highlighted the significant amount of growth in litigation funding capital there has been in the last two years. A study by RPC identified an increase of 55% in the amount capital available to deploy … Continued

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