Justice for sale: how London’s legal system courted the global super-elite

The UK’s push to promote London as the go-to centre for resolving commercial disputes means that grudges of foreign oligarchs, dictators and their hangers-on are now routinely fought in British courts, with Michael Redman of Burford Capital noting that the courts have potentially exposed themselves to reputational damage when the UK system becomes a tool in a wider battle of foreign litigants. More from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

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Alphyn Capital makes its case for investing in Burford

Alphyn Capital makes a compelling case for investing in Burford Capital, pointing to the litigation funder’s strong brand in the market and the looming outcome of its YPF case against Argentina that could net the company proceeds between $1.1 billion and $5.6 billion.


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Burford backs Australian miner in international dispute

Burford Capital, through its wholly owned subsidiary Woolridge Investments LLC, is funding the budgeted cost of arbitration for ASX-listed Greenland Minerals in its dispute with the Government of Greenland and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark. After more spending more than ten years and investing over $130 million into its Kvanefjeld rare earths project in southern Greenland, development of the company’s project came to a halt in December 2021 due to a new law banning uranium mining.

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