Robert Rothkopf speaks about allocation of third party funding costs in international arbitration at ICC YAF Conference in Zurich on 30 June 2017.
Leading international law firm, Eversheds Sutherland, has appointed Balance Legal Capital to its litigation funding panel, following a selection process led by Paul Worth, Evershed’s Litigation Practice Group Head.
Balance Legal Capital is pleased to announce its continuing expansion, with the appointment of former Freshfields managing partner/head of disputes and One Essex Court mediator, Ian Terry, to its Investment Committee.
Balance Legal Capital’s Simon Burnett wrote a piece for International Corporate Rescue last month. The article discusses the use of decision trees in litigation analysis.
A dormant advantage of arbitration emerges: arbitrators have the power to order a losing party to pay claimant’s third party litigation funding costs
The recent case of Essar v Norscot has clarified that an arbitrator’s general power to award costs includes the power to award the costs of third party funding. In so doing, has arbitration gained an unexpected advantage over litigation for claimants that require third party funding?
In this part 3 of our series on "Litigation Superforecasting", we discuss the habits of thought honed by Tetlock's superforecasters, and apply them to litigation and arbitration.
This is the second part of a three-part series from Balance Legal Capital on “Litigation Superforecasting”, inspired by a recent book called “Superforecasting – The Art & Science of Prediction” by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner.
Balance Legal Capital is sponsoring the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality in their fundraising project ‘Tackling Discrimination in the East’.
On the back of Shell’s recent review of its global legal panel, Simon Burnett of Balance Legal Capital examines the dangers of overemphasizing price-related factors in selecting panel firms and discusses litigation finance as an alternative means of reducing external litigation spend.
On 12 May 2016, Robert Rothkopf of Balance Legal Capital will be speaking at the JLT Commercial Litigation Conference, as a member of the panel for the third party funding discussion 'The present, the future and everything in between'.
This is the first of a three-part series in which Robert Rothkopf extracts important lessons for litigators and consumers of legal advice from the recent book “Superforecasting – The Art & Science of Prediction”. Part 1 focuses on the need for lawyers to embrace the use of percentage probabilities when considering the merits of a case, not only to reduce the scope for confusion but also to [...]
Oliver Hayes of Balance Legal Capital comments on recent transfers to the High Court’s Financial List, and considers whether transfer applications could be used as a litigation tactic.
How can litigation finance benefit growth companies? In this blog Simon Burnett draws on lessons from a recent case in which Balance Legal Capital supported a growth-stage content aggregation business in the UK in an IP dispute brought against it by a monolithic Silicon Valley social media company, to explain how litigation funding works and the potential benefits of this type of finance for [...]
On Friday 4 March 2016, Balance Legal Capital attended London Business School’s Asset Management Conference at Gibson Hall in London. Panellists at the event including the former Governor of the Bank of England Lord Mervyn King, addressed the topic of how asset managers and investors are ‘navigating a low return world’.
Balance Legal Capital put the leap year’s extra day (29 February 2016) to good use by attending the ICC/QMUL SIA Joint Symposium on “Powers and Duties of Arbitrators: Rules, Law, Practice and Ethics, Emergency Arbitration and Dealing with Sanctions” held at Herbert Smith Freehills.
In this short note, Kylie Ansbro of Balance Legal Capital summarises the key benefits of litigation finance.
In this blog, Robert Rothkopf, Managing Partner of Balance Legal Capital LLP, argues that the call for arbitration counsel to do more to encourage settlement should be complemented by tribunals and institutions in imposing costs consequences for losing parties in the costs award.
ARBITRATION FUNDING: INNOVATION BY ARBITRAL INSTITUTIONS SPELLS GOOD NEWS FOR USERS OF ARBITRATION FUNDING
This blog by Robert Rothkopf, Managing Partner of Balance Legal Capital LLP, argues that recent initiatives of the LCIA and the ICC after the QMWC 2015 survey should be welcomed as they not only increase certainty and efficiency for users of arbitration, but will also increase the number of meritorious arbitrations suitable for financial support from third-party funders.
In this post, Simon Burnett, Partner at Balance Legal Capital, gives a brief overview of five key features that Balance looks for when considering a case for funding. Covering these will ensure that your request for funding is considered as efficiently as possible.
Balance Legal Capital is proud to sponsor the 2015 Annual Lecture of the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA), delivered on 26 November 2015 by Sophie Nappert - "Escaping From Freedom? The Dilemma of an Improved ISDS Mechanism".
Robert Rothkopf and Oliver Hayes of Balance Legal Capital deliver seminar on Third Party Funding in Financial Litigation to the International Financial Litigation Network in London on 18 November 2015. Agenda
In this short note, Oliver Hayes of Balance Legal Capital comments on the potential benefits of the High Court’s new Financial List.
COMPETITION LITIGATION FUNDING: NEW UK COMPETITION LITIGATION REGIME BRINGS UNCERTAINTIES FOR CLAIMANTS AND COMPETITION LITIGATION FUNDERS
In this article, Oliver Hayes of Balance Legal Capital considers uncertainties for claimants and funders with regards to the new UK collective action regime, which was introduced by the Consumer Rights Act on 1 October 2015.