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Brendan Dyer of Woodsford explains why partnering with a funder at a late stage of litigation is often a great solution in situations of fee fatigue, where a client has been involved in protracted litigation and is evaluating whether the potential recovery justifies the additional time and money required to prevail, as well as for "accidental contingency situations", where the scope of the matter has crept beyond the expectations of the funder and the client, and the funder faces the specter of significant financial risk once the budget runs out.
Woodsford has announced a major expansion of its global team. In the US, Ryan Schultz joins as Vice President, Business Development. He joins from the Intellectual Property & Technology Group at Robins Kaplan LLP, a preeminent trial law firm in the US, where he was a Partner. Ryan will be looking to build on and grow Woodsford’s intellectual property partnerships. He will be based in Minneapolis. In the UK, four new hires have joined the London-based underwriting and finance teams.
Drew Baker of Charles Lyndon shares that the UK Court of Appeal has upheld the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s decision to approve collective proceeding orders in a case being brought, with the backing of Woodsford, against certain train operating companies for failing to make “boundary” fares readily available to Travelcard holders and failing to make passengers aware of their existence.
Bob Koneck of Woodsford argues that instead of just being ESG targets, companies can reap both financial benefit and potentially improve the state of the world in a meaningful way by becoming plaintiffs against ESG offenders, giving examples such as opt-out antitrust litigation, abbreviated new drug application litigation and breach of contract claims related to labour laws.
New York-based Finitive, a private credit marketplace connecting borrowers with institutional investors, is bringing on Joshua Meltzer as Managing Director and head of the firm's newly formed Intellectual Property (IP) Finance Group. The group – which will focus on IP litigation funding, IP-based lending and royalty finance, among several other types of IP investment – will broadly pursue situations where Finitive's technology and extensive investor network can lower transaction costs and unlock value to market participants. Potential transactions include syndication of existing portfolios of IP assets, IP-backed credit facilities and implementation of unique risk transfer solutions.
Brown Rudnick has released the agenda for its first annual European Litigation Funding Conference taking place on 17 May 2022 in London. The one-day conference has drawn big names from the international litigation funding market who will discuss topics such as opportunities and innovation in deal structuring, the rise of class actions and opportunities in Europe.

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