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Woodsford supports Toyota Diesel Defeat Device class action in Australia

October 18th, 2022|

Woodsford supports Toyota Diesel Defeat Device class action in Australia. Woodsford supports another major Australian class action with a claim filed yesterday (17th October) in the Supreme Court of Victoria on behalf of up to half a million owners of diesel-powered Toyota vehicles. The class action filed yesterday by Victoria-based Maddens Lawyers alleges that Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited manufactured [...]

View the recording of our Webinar: The UPC: A Game Changer for European Patent Assertion

October 13th, 2022|

We hosted a lively, interactive webinar, The UPC: A Game Changer for European Patent Assertion  on Wednesday 12th October 2022. You can view a recording of the webinar here. Our Director of Business Development, Mitesh Modha, hosted and was joined by our US Chief Investment Officer, Robin Davis in New York, Andreas Wietzke, partner at Mathys & Squire in Munich and Myles Jelf, joint head of the [...]

Woodsford supports $Multibillion claim filed against Sony Group

August 20th, 2022|

Woodsford supports $Multibillion claim filed against Sony Group. Woodsford is proud to support another major UK class action, with a $Multibillion claim filed against UK subsidiaries of Sony Group in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) on 19 August. The claim is being brought on behalf of UK-based PlayStation users who have purchased digital games and/or add-on content from the PlayStation [...]

Patience and Resources are Needed for Universities and TTOs to get Fair Compensation for their IP

August 19th, 2022|

Patience and Resources are Needed for Universities and TTOs to get Fair Compensation for their Intellectual Property. As previously reported by Woodsford, the valuable technology advances created at colleges and universities are often implemented by non-affiliated businesses without fair compensation.  Such was the case when Columbia University filed an 8-patent action against NortonLifeLock to remedy Norton’s use of Columbia’s innovative computer security technology. When Columbia [...]

Woodsford announces major expansion, with six new hires in the UK and US

August 2nd, 2022|

Woodsford announces further expansion We are excited to announce a  further major expansion of our global team with the appointment of Ryan Schultz as Vice President, Business Development in the US, four new members of the London-based underwriting and finance teams and the addition of former Linklaters partner, Kathryn Ludlow to our IAP. The appointments of Schultz (Minneapolis), Emily Woolcott, [...]

(Another) Decision to Watch on Discoverability of Litigation Funding Materials in the US: Fleet Connect v. Waste Connections

July 18th, 2022|

As litigation funding becomes more prevalent in patent litigation, defendants in the US are likely to attempt to obtain discovery into such agreements.  However, litigation funding discovery is usually nothing more than a fishing expedition aimed to create additional burden for plaintiffs.  Recently, Judge Gilstrap ruled precisely that discovery of ligation funding documents is irrelevant to any claim or defense and [...]

The Case For Company-Directed Offensive ESG Litigation

July 12th, 2022|

The Case For Company-Directed Offensive ESG Litigation In a provocative article published in Law360, Woodsford’s Bob Koneck argues that there is an opportunity for the legal industry to benefit from an ESG paradigm shift — rather than treat ESG litigation as a mere source of liability, companies and their lawyers should evaluate and pursue offensive ESG litigation as a linchpin of their [...]

Woodsford ranked band 2 for litigation funding by Chambers

July 4th, 2022|

Chambers 2022 Litigation Support rankings have been announced. We are pleased to share that Woodsford ranked Band 2 for litigation funding. Congratulations to our CEO Steven Friel and CIO (EMEA & APAC) Charlie Morris for being recognised individuals. See here for the complete rankings.

View the recording of our Webinar: A Practical Guide to Litigation Funding

June 1st, 2022|

We hosted a lively, interactive webinar, A Practical Guide to Litigation Funding, on Thursday 26 May. You can view a recording of the webinar here. Our US Chief Investment Officer, Robin Davis hosted and she was joined by our US General Counsel, Alex Lempiner, and talented litigator, Russell Tonkovich of Kramer Day, who provided a top practitioner's perspective. The webinar [...]

Woodsford is recruiting a Legal Counsel in London

May 19th, 2022|

Woodsford is recruiting a Legal Counsel in London We have a rare opportunity for a transactional commercial/corporate lawyer to join our dynamic London team and play an important part in Woodsford’s continued growth and development as an ESG-focused business. The right candidate will be closely involved in all aspects of the company’s commercial and litigation finance related affairs, working directly [...]

Woodsford is recruiting an Operations & Accounts Assistant / Bookkeeper in London

May 5th, 2022|

Woodsford is recruiting an Operations & Accounts Assistant / Bookkeeper in London We're seeking a full-time Operations & Accounts Assistant/Bookkeeper to work in our small finance team. You will work directly with the Commercial Manager and Financial Controller to process accounts payable and accounts receivables as well as post transactions on the accounting system and produce management accounts. This position [...]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in Germany

April 21st, 2022|

Third-party funding was launched in Germany in 1999 and the overwhelming majority of the legal community welcomed the idea. Litigation funding closed the gap between credit facilities provided by banks, which are typically not granted without securities being provided by the claimant, and the prohibition of lawyers providing legal services whose remuneration is based solely on a successful outcome of [...]

Litigation Funding 2022 – your updated guide to the developing law and practice of funding in France

April 5th, 2022|

The legality of third-party litigation funding is well established in France. Nevertheless, the French market for third-party litigation funding is still comparatively small. Among other factors, this may be attributed to the fact that French law traditionally did not recognise class actions or punitive damages and that civil and commercial courts generally grant only limited cost awards for legal fees. [...]

Woodsford is recruiting an Investment Associate in London

March 25th, 2022|

Woodsford is recruiting an Investment Associate in London This full- time role will support team members across an exciting and rapidly growing international business, with particular emphasis on the UK, EMEA & APAC markets. The majority of time will be spent assisting the lawyers/investment officers in our London office, with a particular focus on our growing portfolio of ESG-related collective [...]

Woodsford is recruiting an Investment Officer in London

March 23rd, 2022|

Woodsford is recruiting an Investment Officer in London We're seeking an experienced lawyer to join us as an Investment Officer in our central London office. The candidate must have high quality City or international litigation experience, ideally in group and/or class actions. The role involves helping to assess and manage investment opportunities, with a particular focus on our growing portfolio [...]

Woodsford is recruiting a VP of Business Development in the US

March 21st, 2022|

Woodsford is recruiting a VP of Business Development in the US We’re seeking a highly motivated Vice President of Business Development to expand the reach of our growing US business to find litigation funding and patent acquisition opportunities. The VP of Business Development can be based in New York or would suit remote work anywhere in the US. The Vice President of [...]

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