Third-Party Funding: EU Parliament’s Proposals for Regulation and their Implications for Arbitration

Dr. Marc Veit and Robert Denison of LALIVE consider the impact of the EU Parliament’s proposals for regulation of third-party litigation funding on arbitration claims, concluding that the proposals would have a chilling effect not only on traditional third-party funding arrangements in both the litigation and arbitration contexts, but potentially even intra-group company funding arrangements, depending on their structure. Read more.

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