| 15 October 2019

Clifford Chance’s Ian Moulding, Chris Yates, Jason Epstein and Ryan Byrne consider the rising tide of US-style ‘stock drop’ shareholder class actions in the UK, and offer practical tips for in-house counsel on managing the risk of shareholder litigation

Shareholders can bring claims against listed companies to recover losses suffered as a result of a drop in the price of their shares (a ‘stock drop’), often caused by a corporate scandal or other misfeasance being revealed to the market. [Continue Reading]

Disputes | 15 October 2019

Until recently, the lion’s share of follow-on claims in relation to large EU-wide cartels were brought in the English courts. The claimant is the one who decides where to bring the claim (subject to the chosen courts having jurisdiction) and the availability of broad disclosure and other aspects of English procedure have made England an attractive venue to claimants. In addition, the growth of claimant firms in London, the use of the English language and flexible attitudes to funding have helped attract litigants to England. [Continue Reading]

Disputes | 02 October 2018

Third-party litigation and arbitration funding is increasingly more prevalent, as a result of it being embraced by a greater number of jurisdictions and the funders themselves having raised a vast amount of money to invest in claims. Third-party funding can benefit both under-resourced growing businesses as well as established and profitable companies, allowing them to cover the legal costs of potentially complex proceedings. This article examines the growth in the legal finance market and considers potential risks which funded parties need to bear in mind.

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