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Bench Walk Advisors is backing a new collective claim in Italy that is based on a 2019 Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) decision. On 17 July 2019, the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM – Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato) concluded a complex investigation, resulting in the ascertainment of two cartel agreements, set up to distort normal competition in the markets for corrugated cardboard and corrugated cardboard packaging. The cartels involve the most important manufacturers of corrugated cardboard sheets and packaging, as well as the Italian group of corrugated cardboard manufacturers (GIFCO). In consideration of the seriousness and duration of the conduct, the Authority imposed fines of over € 287 million, paving the way for actions claiming compensation for damage suffered by direct and indirect purchasers of the cartelists.
Billionaire Barry Diller took the stand last week to defend his media empire from a lawsuit claiming that it cheated the founders of Tinder out of $2 billion. His attorneys have used millions of dollars in litigation funding payments to key witnesses to cast doubt on former CEO Sean Rad's case. Rad’s camp has argued that the payments are irrelevant to the suit, and the judge presiding over the trial found that the payments were not illegal, saying that it ”approaches the line between legitimate litigation funding and illegitimate payment of witnesses, [but] it does not cross it.” Bench Walk Advisors is the funder backing Rad in the Tinder case.
Nick Sage has joined Bench Walk Advisors as Vice President in the funder's New York office. Nick previously served as a senior litigation associate with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where he gained significant experience across a wide range of litigations and arbitrations and represented a variety of financial institutions, media companies, technology companies, utility companies, and law firms in high-stakes disputes.
Almost 370 businesses have joined a group action suing Clydesdale Bank and its former owner National Australia Bank in a dispute over small business loans that is set for its first day in London’s High Court in December. The group, which alleges businesses were deceived between 2001 and 2012 when buying fixed rate Tailored Business Loans, has snowballed since last year’s launch and now represents 509 smaller businesses and 867 individual loans, according to claims management company RGL Management. Bench Walk Advisors is backing the claim.
Ayse Lowe has been promoted to Global Head of Origination at Bench Walk Advisors. Ayse joined Bench Walk Advisors in 2018 and has an outstanding reputation in the litigation funding industry, where she originates, underwrites, and monitors funding in various litigation sectors including international and commercial arbitration, insolvency, class actions and global litigation matters as well as law firm and corporate portfolio arrangements and defense funding.
Bench Walk Advisors has been revealed as the firm providing UK legal and professional services group, Gateley with a £50 million funding facility. The agreement will see Gateley become one of only two listed law firms with access to a funding facility. Richard Healey, partner and head of Gateley’s dispute resolution group, noted that Bench Walk was chosen after a careful exercise in which a number of funders were assessed based on set criteria.
Ayse Lowe and Hasan Azizagaoglu of Bench Walk Advisors and Mehmet Baysan, Jason Emert and Gozde Kabadayi of Michelman & Robinson LLP present a white paper on the foreign investment framework in the nation of Kosovo and note that third-party funders are emerging to help claimants prosecute their meritorious claims under the many ratified bilateral investment treaties and Kosovo's local laws.
Michael Cumming-Bruce has joined Bench Walk Advisors as a Vice President in the firm's London office. Michael was previously a senior associate at the litigation and arbitration boutique Cooke, Young & Keidan. Before CYK he was an associate at both a leading offshore and a Magic Circle firm.
Tahsin Azizagaoglu has joined Bench Walk Advisors as an analyst in the firm's London office. Prior to joining Bench Walk, Hasan was the coordinator of the Law Clinic at the University of Southampton, offering legal advice to university staff and students. He also worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Maritime Law.

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