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Process & Industrial Development, which is jointly owned by a British lawyer’s litigation funding firm and VR Capital Group, has alleged that Nigeria cooked up fictitious allegations in a politically motivated campaign to dodge a massive $11 billion arbitration award.
The owner of Novitas is preparing to write off £90m after admitting that its cases have ‘limited prospects of successfully progressing through the courts’.
Harbour has prevailed in an appeal brought by a Panamanian foundation challenging its priority to funds recovered in litigation under a trust established for the benefit of claimants and Harbour as the funder.
Brandon Baer of Contingency Capital explains how the recent rash of crypto bankruptcies is sparking renewed institutional investor interest in litigation, class-action and other types of lawsuit financing.
Keir Baker and Chris Warren-Smith of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius analyse a landmark representative actions directive that they predict will reshape the landscape for consumer class actions across the EU.
Leading UK litigators Julian Copeman of Herbert Smith Freehills, Alex Sciannaca of Hogan Lovells, Mark Sansom of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Patrick Boylan of Simmons & Simmons identify group litigation, competition litigation and litigation funding among the various trends they expect to keep them busy in 2023.
Michael Couling, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Lindrick Litigation Risk Solutions, a provider of ATE insurance based in London, has joined the Lexolent Network.
LegalPay has entered into a joint venture with Goldi Solar, acquiring an operational stake in Padmalaya Finserve, a legal and insolvency financing non-banking financial company.
Bob Le has joined Omni Bridgeway as Senior Treasury Analyst. Most recently, Bob was a Treasury Analyst at Plenti.
Kapatens is funding a 99 MSEK (9.6M USD) claim by well-known senior Swedish businessman Lage Jonason and his personal company against Mangold, a Swedish investment bank and securities broker, in connection with an allegedly wrongful and grossly negligent forced sale of shares that were pledged as security by Mr. Jonason.
The litigation finance industry is maturing as a brand and expanding into new geographic areas and law school programs, Ralph Sutton of Validity Finance shares, as insurance brokers play an increasing role in reducing investor risk and boosting returns, and law firms continue to partner with funders in long-term relationships of trust.
AWH, an acquisitive Manchester-based law firm which partnered with specialist insolvency litigation funder Tresartis in 2021, has acquired a large legal aid practice with a turnover of nearly £10m in a pre-pack sale just before Christmas for only £200,000 upfront.

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