Litigation Funding 2020

Litigation Funding 2020

Pages: 102

ISBN: 978–1–83862–184–1

  • £300.00

With the third-party funding of litigation becoming an increasing reality in the world's leading dispute resolution centres, Litigation Funding is a timely survey of its regulation and practice in 19 key jurisdictions worldwide.

Topics covered include: specific legislation and regulation of third-party funding; available funding options; fee and interest limits; conditional and contingency fee agreements; choice of counsel; funder attendance and participation in proceedings; veto rights; funding termination; class actions funding; liability; costs; and after-the-event insurance.

Published in December 2019, this edition features the following chapters:

Editorial chapters

  • Introduction
    • Steven Friel and Jonathan Barnes, Woodsford Litigation Funding
  • Third-party funding in international arbitration
    • Zachary D Krug, Charlie Morris and Helena Eatock, Woodsford Litigation Funding
    • United States – other key jurisdictions
      • Zachary D Krug, Robin M Davis and Alex Lempiner, Woodsford Litigation Funding


    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Bermuda
    • Brazil
    • England & Wales
    • Germany
    • Hong Kong
    • India
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Mauritius
    • New Zealand
    • Poland
    • South Korea
    • Spain
    • Switzerland
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United States - New York


    Steven Friel, Woodsford Litigation Funding

    Steven is a solicitor with extensive experience in handling complex disputes, often with an international dimension. He has represented clients across a broad range of commercial, industrial and governmental sectors, and has particular experience in finance, insurance and disputes involving complex technology. Steven has acted for and against states in investment treaty disputes, and for bondholders and shareholders in disputes arising out of the restructuring of a number of failed Eurozone banks.

    Steven’s expertise was recognised by every annual edition of The Legal 500 published in the eight years up to when he left private practice. For commercial litigation work, he was praised as having “the sort of knowledge that one only gets with years of accumulated experience in heavy or complex litigation” and a “strong commercial grip on the relevant legal provisions and financial aspects of cases.” For his work in international arbitration, The Legal 500 ranked Steven as “outstanding”.

    A solicitor-advocate, admitted in England & Wales and in Ireland, Steven has appeared before a number of English civil and criminal courts, including the High Court and Court of Appeal, and international tribunals in The Hague and elsewhere in Europe and North America. Steven is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, an accredited mediator, and is on the CEDR Ireland Panel of Arbitrators.

    Before joining Woodsford, Steven was a partner in the London office of international law firm Brown Rudnick. Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Steven was a partner in the London office of DAC Beachcroft, and practiced from the London and New York offices of Debevoise & Plimpton. Steven is a graduate of Cambridge University, and graduated top of his class with a Master of Laws degree in International Dispute Resolution from the University of London.

    Jonathan Barnes, Woodsford Litigation Funding

    Jonathan’s family business was cotton spinning in the north-west, but he started his career in the law. He joined City law firm DJ Freeman in 1987 and specialised in commercial property. Clients ranged from the developers of Spitalfields, opposite Liverpool Street station, to overseas institutional investors, entrepreneurial private property companies and listed occupiers. Jonathan was made partner at DJ Freeman before moving to Lewis Silkin in 2001.

    Jonathan acted for Woodsford Commercial Properties during the property recession of the 1990s and helped the company acquire a mixed-use and UK-wide portfolio of real estate assets. The investment was later successfully realised by way of a corporate sale.

    In 2006 Jonathan joined Woodsford Consulting as a director. In 2007/8 he led the successful sale of Europa Park, Central Europe’s premier single location logistics and distribution centre, against the backdrop of a deepening credit crunch.

    Jonathan has been a director of Woodsford Litigation Funding since our foundation in 2010, and in 2016 he was elected to the board of the Association of Litigation Funders.

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