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Disclosing litigation funding arrangements: a debate worth having

Tets Ishikawa of LionFish Litigation Finance weighs in on the litigation funding disclosure debate, suggesting that with courts and tribunals increasingly showing they are not being swayed by the potential abuse of the disclosure process by defendants, perhaps it is an opportunity for the litigation funding industry to be proactive and initiate a standard disclosure template for courts and tribunals globally to address this battleground once and for all.

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Agenda for European Litigation Funding Conference announced

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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LionFish reports investments in ten cases

UK-based professional services group RBG Holdings plc has released its audited results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2021. It reports that its subsidiary LionFish Litigation Finance has to date invested £1.8 million in 10 cases, with a full commitment of £10.5 million if the cases are funded through to trial over the next 2-3 years. The firm’s first case was successfully completed, delivering a return of two times money invested as per strategy. RBG also reports that in February 2022, LionFish agreed to a £20 million litigation investment arrangement with a large alternative investment firm which will allow the funder to now generate income from settlements and new investments rather than sell participation rights.

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