Corporate and commercial | 01 May 2015

The involvement of Third-Party 
funders (Funders) has – in recent times – become reasonably common in large commercial litigation in England and arbitration claims, both bilateral investment treaty and commercial, in the main arbitration centres of London and Paris. Typically, it remains the case that the involvement of Funders is limited to the extent that the funded claimant in the dispute is of limited financial means, at least in comparison to its better-heeled adversary. This is to be expected, and this imbalance is what third-party funding was envisaged as addressing when somewhat recent reviews of the English civil litigation system advocated the utility of litigation funding.

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