Published in December 2020, The Law and Business of Litigation Finance considers the international development of the law and practice of high value litigation and arbitration funding. It is an essential guide for those who provide or seek such funding, as well as for anyone who wishes to understand the litigation funding process and to avoid pitfalls.
Edited by Woodsford’s CEO, Steven Friel, and with contributions from leading experts drawn from legal practice, financiers and academia, the focus is on the UK and the US, the two main centres for the international litigation funding industry, with reference to Australia, New Zealand and other select jurisdictions.
As the first book on litigation finance to take an international, and particularly transatlantic, perspective, this is a must-have guide for all lawyers, commercial court judges, legal policy makers, regulators, investors, and academics in these jurisdictions.
It answers questions such as:
– How do litigation funders raise capital and how do they spend it?
– What are their corporate and financial structures?
– What type of cases do they invest in and what are their returns?
– What are the key legal issues relating to litigation funding?
The short interviews with a number of chapter authors, together with the sample chapter excerpts below provide a flavour of what is included in The Law and Business of Litigation Finance.