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High Court upholds award of costs for third party funding
Erso January 18th, 2022

In Tenke Fungurume Mining SA v. Katanga Contracting Services[i], a recent High Court decision reinforces the reluctance of the English courts to intervene in arbitration appeals and confirms the approach taken by the court in Essar[ii] in which a section … Continued

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Mischon De Reya launches litigation finance venture
Erso September 12th, 2021

Industry News – Mischon De Reya launches litigation finance venture with £150m of capital Law firms can access a litigation finance facility in several ways.  A firm may have access to a dedicated and highly bespoke finance facility managed by … Continued

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New joiner- Erso hires former Amtrust senior underwriter
Erso September 7th, 2021

We’re delighted to announce that Bob Knock has joined Erso as one of our Investment Counsel team. Bob has a longstanding career in assessing legal risks on behalf of several specialist litigation insurers as well as cost budgeting from his … Continued

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Court of Appeal decision in Zuberi v Lexlaw ushers in new era for DBAs
Matthew Amey February 24th, 2021

I have extolled the virtues of Damages-based agreements (DBAs) for clients and law firms in commercial litigation since they became permissible in England and Wales in 2013. They are a  simple and straightforward form of fee arrangement, that creates a … Continued

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Global Economic Turbulence – The equalizer opportunity for international arbitration lawyers
Erso June 18th, 2020

A few weeks ago was a dire week in the global financial markets, following the US Federal Reserve’s pessimistic warnings about the slow economic growth ahead.  Both big and small businesses are suffering alike.  Whether because of drastic government bailouts, … Continued

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Large indemnities for group claims– the new norm?
Erso March 11th, 2020

Put your case in pole position: TheJudge closes a policy with over £30m of cover With the rise in group litigations, in particular in the competition and securities sector, it’s natural that demand for adverse costs insurance policies with high … Continued

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