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Burford Capital is the leading global finance and professional services firm focused on law.

Our businesses include litigation finance, insurance and risk transfer, law firm lending, corporate intelligence and judgment enforcement, advisory and professional services and a wide range of investment activities.

We help law firms find new ways of working with clients—maintaining profitability and fueling growth.

We’re publicly traded with more than a half-billion dollars devoted to litigation and arbitration.

Our team is made up of litigators, investment bankers, and veterans of the world’s largest firms and companies. We’re experts in the economics of law.

http://www.burfordcapital.com/

 

 

 

Calunius Capital

Calunius Capital is the investment adviser to the Calunius Funds.  The Calunius Funds provide finance for the legal and associated costs of large international arbitration and litigation disputes.  The Calunius Funds also provide funding for adverse costs to be paid in the event that proceedings are unsuccessful and the costs of the other side have to be paid.  In addition to funding legal costs, the Calunius Funds also provide corporate funding to assist businesses in managing their cash flows during sometimes lengthy proceedings.

The Calunius Funds hold more than €100 million in capital commitments from institutional investors, and with whom, co-investment agreements are in place.  This means that no case is too large for the Calunius Funds.

In a still nascent industry, the team at Calunius Capital stands out.  Our combined years of experience of funding litigation in both common and civil law jurisdictions now approaches half a century. We have been regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority since 2007; we are also registered with the SEC (US) and the GFSC (Guernsey).

International Arbitration

Calunius Capital is recognised as a market leader in the funding of Commercial Arbitration and Investor-State Arbitration.  We fund both commercial claims, typically contractual disputes between business entities, and investor-state arbitrations arising from expropriations or other breaches of bilateral investment treaties.

Several of our funded cases are publicly disclosed under English and Canadian stock exchange rules:

  • Calunius finances Oxus Gold, an English company listed on AIM, in its expropriation dispute with the government of Uzbekistan.
  • Calunius provides capital to Rusoro Mining Limited, a Canadian company listed on the Toronto stock exchange, in its expropriation dispute with the government of Venezuela.
  • Calunius is funding Stans Energy Corp, a Canadian rare earth metal development company, in its international arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.

Litigation

The Calunius Funds also provide litigation funding to cover the costs of commercial litigation disputes under many different national laws and jurisdictions, which include:

  • Common Law Jurisdictions, such as UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Bermuda, BVI,  Cayman Islands, Jersey ad Hong Kong.
  • Civil Law jurisdictions, such as Scandinavia, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Spain.

Examples of publicly disclosed commercial litigation cases funded by the Calunius Funds include:

  • Funding for the owners of the music rights of Elvis Presley (including the estate of Elvis Presley) in a copyright dispute with Sony before the German courts.
  • European competition law claims against cartel members, which follow-on from a regulatory finding (in conjunction with the Cartel Damages Claims Group). The claimant companies include multi-billion dollar businesses.

www.calunius.com

 

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As one of the world’s leading law firms, CMS can provide you with effective solutions to your most complex dispute resolution challenges. International disputes present specific challenges and getting advice early in the process is vital. Arbitration has now become a preferred mechanism for resolving such cross-border disputes.

For us, building strong, trusted relationships with you and making a difference to your world is our motivation and the measure of our success. Your CMS arbitration team puts international and local knowledge to work for you. We advise on cross border commercial transactions and investor-State disputes, and can help you structure your foreign investments to benefit from the protection of investment treaties before any dispute arises.

CMS offers:

  • Quality and depth of resources. With more than 300 dispute resolution specialists to choose from, your CMS team has the expertise and capacity to handle the most complex disputes.
  • Global reach with local insight.With lawyers in 33 countries, CMS is truly international and bridges cultural differences. Our lawyers think and act internationally while delivering local results.
  • Proven high-stakes advisers. We handle disputes worth billions of euros on a daily basis. Clients trust us with their most sensitive, difficult and business-critical cases.
  • Renowned top-tier expertise. CMS has earned a reputation for excellence among clients, peers and legal industry directories.

Disputes happen. Whatever business you are in, resolving disputes is a fact of life. Knowing you have experienced and proactive advisers on your side is the first step towards a successful resolution.

CMS at a glance:

  • a top-10 global law firm providing clients with specialist, business focused advice in law and tax matters.
  • over 3,000 legal professionals across the world working in sector-based teams and trained in project management,
  • focus is on clients and fulfilling their objectives.
  • deep commitment to understanding clients' business and the sectors and countries in which it operates.
  • CMS acts for the majority of the DAX 30, for a large number of the FT European 500 and for a number of Fortune 500 companies - clients include Telefonica, BP, RWE, United Technologies and Takeda among its clients
  • 19 expert practice and sector areas including Banking and Finance, Commercial, Competition, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy, Funds, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences/ Pharmaceuticals, Public Procurement, Real Estate & Construction, Tax and TMT.

CMS handles hundreds of cases across the world, covering the full spectrum of major business disputes and involving clients from a wide range of industries. For more information on dispute resolution and on our services related to dispute resolution, please contact: arbitration@cmslegal.com.

http://www.cms-cmck.com/Dispute-Resolution

 

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ClaimTrading
Finding capital for arbitration, worldwide

ClaimTrading Ltd was founded in 2011 with a view to introducing liquidity in the rapidly growing market of financing legal claims. Through ClaimTrading creditors can access the largest pool of capital available to help mitigate arbitration or collection risk. We work with a diverse set of investors in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, managing several billions of USD, who are all looking for alternative investment opportunities in contentious legal matters worldwide. 

Investors cover all the legal costs involved in litigation on a non-recourse basis.  Only if there is successful recovery from the respondent, investors will recover their investment and any potential return.  Investors also offer to buy awards or judgments prior to enforcement proceedings.

Through ClaimTrading’s brokerage service, claimholders can explore all available options for financing their legal claims and make the best informed financing decision. We are retained by the claimholder, whether a corporate, fund, government agency or individual, and work in their best interest.

Transactions

We have represented claimholders looking for capital investments ranging from USD 250,000 to USD 75 million, holding claims with estimated values ranging from USD 2 million to more than USD 3 billion, and award/judgment creditors looking to monetize assets with values ranging from USD 10 million to USD 250 million.

Some examples of transactions we have arranged:

Arbitration funding for EU-based investor in renewable energy project:

  • ICSID and Energy Charter Treaty arbitration against EU member state
  • Funded by UK-based litigation finance provider

Arbitration funding for listed Canadian mining company Rusoro Mining:

  • ICSID arbitration against Venezuela
  • Funded by UK-based Calunius

Recovery of defaulted loan for a European Bank and an Export Credit Insurer:

  • HKIA arbitration under Singaporean law
  • Collection Agreement with Asia-based fund

claimtrading.com

 

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Within excess of 70 professionals, Bonn Steichen & Partners is an independent full-service law firm committed to providing the highest quality legal services to domestic and international clients in Luxembourg.

As leaders in each of the areas in which we practice, BSP offers their clients clients a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of Luxembourg law. These include financial and tax services, corporate law, investment, capital markets, real estate finance, employment, dispute resolution and IP/IT. The firm’s strong experience in a number of buoyant sectors - healthcare, TMT, energy & infrastructure - adds further to its reputation as a dynamic leading law firm in Luxembourg.

Developing long-term and trusting relationships with clients, BSP takes advantage of the proven synergy between departments to ensure a reliable and consistent high-standard service. Thanks to a wide variety of resources and expertise which are continuously adapting to new laws and regulations, situations and challenges, it provides legal support for clients in dynamic business environments. Besides delivering tailor-made advice, the broad range of concrete skills enables its lawyers to be proactive and to provide answers not just options.

Bonn Steichen & Partners
2 rue Peternelchen – Immeuble C2
L-2370 Howald
Luxembourg
 

www.bsp.lu

 

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BCH Lawyers

BCH Lawyers is a Portuguese Law boutique tailored to represent private and public Portuguese and foreign clients, whether as claimants or respondents in any state court of the country (including the archipelagos of Madeira / Azores). We represent clients in any instance of the Portuguese legal system (First Instance courts, Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court).

In arbitration, our expertise allows us to represent domestic and foreign clients as claimants and respondents in “ad hoc” and institutional arbitrations, including arbitrations involving States, in any seat, under any set of arbitration rules, and in all types of cases and areas of business.

BCH Lawyers is tailored to represent clients in any judicial proceeding related to the annulment, recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign court decisions irrespective of the country of origin. BCH Lawyers has the necessary skills and experience in all matters related to arbitration (both domestic and international), including procedures to challenge arbitrators and fees for arbitrators, and procedures to request or contest preliminary and interim measures, to name but a few.

 

Rua Fialho de Almeida 32, 1°

1070-129 Lisbon, Portugal

T +351 213853899

F +351 213878440

E info@bch.pt

http://bch.pt/en/index.html  

 

Exhibitors  

 

 

Burford Capital is the leading global finance and professional services firm focused on law.

Our businesses include litigation finance, insurance and risk transfer, law firm lending, corporate intelligence and judgment enforcement, advisory and professional services and a wide range of investment activities.

We help law firms find new ways of working with clients—maintaining profitability and fueling growth.

We’re publicly traded with more than a half-billion dollars devoted to litigation and arbitration.

Our team is made up of litigators, investment bankers, and veterans of the world’s largest firms and companies. We’re experts in the economics of law.

http://www.burfordcapital.com/

 

 

Calunius Capital

Calunius Capital is the investment adviser to the Calunius Funds.  The Calunius Funds provide finance for the legal and associated costs of large international arbitration and litigation disputes.  The Calunius Funds also provide funding for adverse costs to be paid in the event that proceedings are unsuccessful and the costs of the other side have to be paid.  In addition to funding legal costs, the Calunius Funds also provide corporate funding to assist businesses in managing their cash flows during sometimes lengthy proceedings.

The Calunius Funds hold more than €100 million in capital commitments from institutional investors, and with whom, co-investment agreements are in place.  This means that no case is too large for the Calunius Funds.

In a still nascent industry, the team at Calunius Capital stands out.  Our combined years of experience of funding litigation in both common and civil law jurisdictions now approaches half a century. We have been regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority since 2007; we are also registered with the SEC (US) and the GFSC (Guernsey).

International Arbitration

Calunius Capital is recognised as a market leader in the funding of Commercial Arbitration and Investor-State Arbitration.  We fund both commercial claims, typically contractual disputes between business entities, and investor-state arbitrations arising from expropriations or other breaches of bilateral investment treaties.

Several of our funded cases are publicly disclosed under English and Canadian stock exchange rules:

  • Calunius finances Oxus Gold, an English company listed on AIM, in its expropriation dispute with the government of Uzbekistan.
  • Calunius provides capital to Rusoro Mining Limited, a Canadian company listed on the Toronto stock exchange, in its expropriation dispute with the government of Venezuela.
  • Calunius is funding Stans Energy Corp, a Canadian rare earth metal development company, in its international arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.

Litigation

The Calunius Funds also provide litigation funding to cover the costs of commercial litigation disputes under many different national laws and jurisdictions, which include:

  • Common Law Jurisdictions, such as UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Bermuda, BVI,  Cayman Islands, Jersey ad Hong Kong.
  • Civil Law jurisdictions, such as Scandinavia, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Spain.

Examples of publicly disclosed commercial litigation cases funded by the Calunius Funds include:

  • Funding for the owners of the music rights of Elvis Presley (including the estate of Elvis Presley) in a copyright dispute with Sony before the German courts.
  • European competition law claims against cartel members, which follow-on from a regulatory finding (in conjunction with the Cartel Damages Claims Group). The claimant companies include multi-billion dollar businesses.

 

www.calunius.com

 

 

ClaimTrading
Finding capital for arbitration, worldwide

ClaimTrading Ltd was founded in 2011 with a view to introducing liquidity in the rapidly growing market of financing legal claims. Through ClaimTrading creditors can access the largest pool of capital available to help mitigate arbitration or collection risk. We work with a diverse set of investors in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, managing several billions of USD, who are all looking for alternative investment opportunities in contentious legal matters worldwide. 

Investors cover all the legal costs involved in litigation on a non-recourse basis.  Only if there is successful recovery from the respondent, investors will recover their investment and any potential return.  Investors also offer to buy awards or judgments prior to enforcement proceedings.

Through ClaimTrading’s brokerage service, claimholders can explore all available options for financing their legal claims and make the best informed financing decision. We are retained by the claimholder, whether a corporate, fund, government agency or individual, and work in their best interest.

Transactions

We have represented claimholders looking for capital investments ranging from USD 250,000 to USD 75 million, holding claims with estimated values ranging from USD 2 million to more than USD 3 billion, and award/judgment creditors looking to monetize assets with values ranging from USD 10 million to USD 250 million.

Some examples of transactions we have arranged:

Arbitration funding for EU-based investor in renewable energy project:

  • ICSID and Energy Charter Treaty arbitration against EU member state
  • Funded by UK-based litigation finance provider

Arbitration funding for listed Canadian mining company Rusoro Mining:

  • ICSID arbitration against Venezuela
  • Funded by UK-based Calunius

Recovery of defaulted loan for a European Bank and an Export Credit Insurer:

  • HKIA arbitration under Singaporean law
  • Collection Agreement with Asia-based fund

claimtrading.com

 

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