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Legal-Bay Pre Settlement Funding Kicking Off 2019 With 24-Hour Approvals On Motor Vehicle Accidents And Personal Injury Cases

By John Freund |

JERSEY CITY, N.J.Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Legal-Bay LLC, the pre settlement funding company, is poised to offer 24-hour approvals for victims of personal injury and car and truck accidents. During this time of year, accidents spike due to icy road conditions and reckless driving. Car, semi truck, and other motor vehicle accidents including public bus transportation are prevalent at this time of year, especially when weather conditions are taken into consideration.

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Woodsford Litigation Funding bolsters its presence in Asia with the appointment of former head of the Hong Kong office of Latham & Watkins to its Investment Advisory Panel (IAP)

By John Freund |

LONDON, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, PHILADELPHIA 30 January 2019, Woodsford Litigation Funding, the global provider of litigation financing solutions for businesses, individuals and law firms, has announced that Hong Kong based Simon Powell has joined its Investment Advisory Panel.

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Litigation Finance Pioneer Bentham IMF Breaks the Mold of Law and Finance, Completing Hires that Establish Gender Equality and Build on Specialized Expertise of Investment Management Team

By John Freund |

NEW YORK (January 29, 2019) – Leading commercial litigation funder Bentham IMF has hired Sidley Austin LLP partner, Dana MacGrath, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner, Sarah Tsou, as investment managers and legal counsel responsible for sourcing and evaluating arbitration and commercial litigation matters that meet Bentham’s investment criteria. The company has also hired Chief of Staff, Tina Young, from Deloitte Consulting LLP. This marks the second round of hiring at the company since it launched its most recent fund in November 2018.

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Woodsford Litigation Funding announces further expansion with a wave of senior executive appointments and new Hong Kong based addition to its Investment Advisory Panel (IAP)

By John Freund |

LONDON, PHILADELPHIA, HONG KONG 23 January 2019, Woodsford Litigation Funding, the global provider of litigation financing solutions for businesses, individuals and law firms, has announced further expansion of its international executive team and IAP.

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IMF, Njord Law Firm and Quinn Emanuel propose shareholder action against Danske Bank over one of the world’s largest money-laundering scandals

By John Freund |

(LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 22 January 2019): IMF Litigation Funding Services Limited (IMF LFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of IMF Bentham Limited (ASX:IMF) (IMF), one of the world’s largest and most respected litigation funders, announced today a proposed shareholder action for shareholders of Danske Bank A/S (CPSE:DANSKE) (Danske Bank), to be led by specialist Danish law firm NJORD Law Firm and leading global litigation law firm Quinn Emanuel.

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Legal-Bay Announces Plans for Huge Expansion in 2019 Personal Injury Cases and Surgical Funding

By John Freund |

JERSEY CITY, N.J.Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Legal-Bay, the premier Pre Settlement Funding Company, announced today that they are preparing for huge growth in their personal injury and surgical funding departments. Legal-Bay is one of the leading lawsuit funding companies in the industry who also offers a very fast approval process.

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Litigation Capital Management Announces New Litigation Project

By John Freund |

Litigation Capital Management Limited (AIM:LIT) (LCM), a leading international provider of litigation financing solutions, today announces that it has entered into an agreement to provide litigation finance in relation to proceedings which are currently being undertaken in Australasia. These proceedings relate to a commercial dispute regarding the division of significant global assets, which are currently owned by a partnership.

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RD Legal Names Amy Hirsch As Portfolio Manager, Expands Data Analytics

By John Freund |

CRESSKILL, N.J.Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — RD Legal, a leading investment management firm focused on post-settlement litigation finance, said today that it has named Amy B. Hirsch to the additional role of Portfolio Manager for the firm’s strategies.  Ms. Hirsch joined RD Legal in 2016 as Co-Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

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Sisvel And RPX Conclude Licensing Agreement For Wi-Fi Standard Essential Patents

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LUXEMBOURG and SAN FRANCISCOJan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sisvel International S.A. (“Sisvel”) and RPX Corporation (“RPX”) today announced that they have entered into a multi-faceted agreement that provides a license to a subset of RPX clients covering more than 500 patents that make up the Sisvel Wi-Fi Joint Licensing Program. The Sisvel Wi-Fi Joint Licensing program is a solution designed to license standard essential patents (SEPs) for Wi-Fi enabled devices under fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms and conditions (FRAND). In addition to the assets in the Sisvel Wi-Fi Licensing Program, Sisvel has also licensed the subset of RPX members to approximately 200 non-essential Wi-Fi assets, owned by Sisvel’s subsidiary, Hera Wireless S.A.

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LexFinance Announces the Structuring and Funding of a US$ 5.7 Billion Arbitration Claim for the Benefit of Petrobras

By John Freund |

LIMA, Peru–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LexFinance today announced the filing of an arbitration claim by a minority shareholder of Petrobras.

The claim has been filed by a minority shareholder of Petrobras against the Brazilian Government (União Federal) for the economic losses suffered by Petrobras due to the corruption practices disclosed in the Lava Jato investigation and caused by the abuse of power and mismanagement of the União Federal as controlling shareholder of Petrobras.

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The Litigation Finance 2017 Year-in-Review

By John Freund |

Evolution. Maturity. Growth spurt. Those are the terms one might use to describe Litigation Finance in 2017.  The industry saw a flurry of activity that would make any beehive jealous: Markets opened, funds raised, legal precedents established, and a host of new entrants already looking to disrupt the lit fin industry, which itself is in the midst of disrupting one of the oldest institutions on the planet.

So let’s take a look back at how Litigation Finance ‘took off the training wheels,’ and properly came of age in 2017…

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