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Andrey Elinson Departs A1 For His Own Investment Venture Inweasta

By John Freund |

Established in 2022 by Andrey Elinson, Inweasta has rapidly evolved into an international business with a robust presence in prominent cities such as Dubai, Hong Kong, and Istanbul. The company’s range of services is both comprehensive and continuously expanding. Catering to the financial and industrial sectors, the company offers an extensive array of consulting, legal, and investment solutions. The group’s core competencies encompass investment strategies, cross-border dispute resolution, litigation funding, and distressed asset management.

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LegalMation Announces $15M in New Funding

By John Freund |

LegalMation, Inc., the market leader in Generative AI-driven solutions for high-volume litigation, today announced it has raised a $15 million Series A financing round led by the venture capital team at Aquiline Capital Partners LP, Aquiline Technology Growth (“Aquiline”), with continued participation from existing investors Motley Fool Ventures, REV Venture Partners, Key Venture Partners, Quick Set LLC, and Brentwood Investments.

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Silver Bull Announces Execution of Key Persons Retention Agreement

By John Freund |

Silver Bull Resources, Inc. (TSX: SVB, OTCQB: SVBL) (“Silver Bull” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that following the entering into the litigation funding agreement with Bench Walk Advisors LLC (the “LFA”), the Company has established a Management Retention Agreement (“MRA”), which is a long-term incentive program to retain key personnel of the Company who have important historical information and knowledge to contribute towards the Claim.

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Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding Launches New Site for Commercial Litigation Loans

By John Freund |

Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, a leader in lawsuit funding services and legal funding with the fastest approval process in the industry, announced today that they have launched a new site for commercial litigation case funding and will be focusing on funding more commercial litigation cases for the foreseeable future. For over a decade, Legal-Bay has been dedicated to funding large and complex commercial litigation cases. However, they have now expanded to accommodate more clientele as they’ve seen a surge in cases where clients have been disqualified for advances from other funding companies.

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Finitive Selects DealBridge.ai to Power its Litigation Finance Marketplace

By John Freund |

DealBridge.ai, the inventor of the modern Deal Relationship Management (DRM) platform, is delighted to announce its strategic partnership with Finitive. Finitive, a leading marketplace that excels in facilitating deal-making within the private credit space, has selected DealBridge.ai’s cutting-edge technology to help power its litigation finance business.

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Palisade Insurance Partners Expands Senior Leadership Team

By John Freund |

Palisade Insurance Partners, LLC (“Palisade” or the “Company”), a specialty managing general underwriter (“MGU”), today announced the appointments of two seasoned industry executives across its business geography. Scott Stevenson has joined Palisade Insurance Partners LLC in New York as Head of US Risk, from Aon Special Opportunities Group where he served as Senior Vice President. Mark de la Haye has joined Palisade Risk Solutions Ltd in London as Head of UK and Europe Risk, from Augusta Ventures Limited, where he served as Head of Resolutions.

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Community Fintech 11Onze Enters Litigation Funding for Housing Claims

By John Freund |

On the back of its successful launch of 11Onze Recommends, Europe’s leading community fintech has added housing litigation to enhance its funding offer. 11Onze has also lowered the entry requirement for the product to € 10,000 (from € 25,000) to widen its access to more members. The housing claims are for housing disrepair, especially social housing disrepair.

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Mishcon de Reya Announces Opt-In Claim Against OneCoin Cryptocurrency Scheme

By John Freund |

At the European Litigation Funding Conference in March of this year, it was notable that one of the first panels of the event focused on the potential growth of litigation targeting cryptocurrency companies that have allegedly defrauded customers. Whilst it is still uncertain how viable these claims can be, given the difficulties around the valuation of the underlying assets, the announcement of a new claim being brought in the UK suggests that the appetite for these lawsuits is still present.

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Equine Capital Solutions LLC Selects DealBridge.Ai’s DRM Solution to Revolutionize Litigation Finance

By John Freund |

DealBridge.ai, the first Deal Relationship Management (DRM) platform, is proud to announce its strategic partnership with Equine Capital Solutions LLC (ECS) to transform the complexities of Litigation Finance. ECS, a prominent provider of specialty finance solutions, has chosen DealBridge.ai’s DRM solution as the central technology to modernize its business, incorporating the platform into every aspect of their client, deal, and operational needs.

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New research shows GCs seek greater value from legal claims and judgments

By John Freund |

Burford Capital, the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law, today releases new independent research that reveals how businesses are finding solutions to extract greater value from legal claims and judgments, based on a survey of 350 GCs, heads of litigation and senior in-house lawyers in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

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Burford Capital Reports First Half and Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results; Strongest Set of Six-Month Financial Results in Burford’s History

By John Freund |

Burford Capital Limited (“Burford”), the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law, today announces its unaudited financial results at and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023.1 Burford’s report on Form 6-K at and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023, including unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements (the “2Q23 Quarterly Report”), is available on the Burford Capital website at http://investors.burfordcapital.com.

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Certum Group Adds Experienced Litigation Funder, Former U.S. Supreme Court Clerk William Marra as Director

By John Freund |

Certum Group, which provides bespoke solutions for companies facing the uncertainty of litigation, has appointed William C. Marra as a director responsible for leading the company’s litigation finance strategy. Marra is a seasoned litigation funder and former U.S. Supreme Court clerk who will help Certum continue its mission of growing and redefining the litigation finance landscape.

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Mill City Ventures III, Ltd. Extends Further Credit to Mustang Litigation Funding

By John Freund |

Mill City Ventures III, Ltd. (“Mill City”) (NASDAQ:MCVT), a specialty short-term finance and non-bank lender, announced today that it extended an additional $1 million of short-term loan principal to Mustang Funding LLC d/b/a Mustang Litigation Funding (“Mustang”) and refinanced and extended earlier provided short-term loan principal.

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Funding Opportunity: 4 Rivers Seeks Funding for Breach of Contract Claim

By John Freund |

Funding is required for a claim involving a concession held by a state-of-the-art industrial facility utilizing leading technologies to recycle used tires into rubber raw material, rubber compound, and value-added rubber end products. The concession agreement is between the plaintiff and a quasi-governmental entity in the GCC region. The claim is likely to be the subject of an ICC arbitration.

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Burford Capital Statement on YPF Damages Ruling

By John Freund |

Burford Capital Limited, the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law, today releases the following statement in connection with the September 8, 2023 Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law (the “Ruling”) issued by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Court”) in connection with the Petersen and Eton Park cases against the Republic of Argentina and YPF (the “Case” or the “YPF Litigation”).

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The American Legal Finance Association Objects to U.S. District Judge’s Case Management Order Regarding Litigation Funding

By John Freund |

The American Legal Finance Association (ALFA) objects on behalf of its 30 members to the Case Management Order No. 61 issued by U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers on August 29, 2023 in the 3M Combat Arms Earplug Product Litigation. The Order prohibits claimants in the Litigation from obtaining consumer legal funding without court approval and does not cite any applicable factual basis or legal precedent for such an order. The Order was issued without providing any due process to ALFA members whose funding contracts are in demand by claimants.

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Westfleet Advisors Opens Houston Office Led by Litigation Finance Veteran

By John Freund |

Westfleet Advisors, the leading U.S. litigation finance advisory firm, announced today that it has expanded its executive team with the addition of Wendie Childress as Managing Director and Counsel. Ms. Childress was most recently an Investment Advisor at commercial litigation funder Validity Finance, where she forged and deepened relationships throughout the U.S. legal market and advised parties seeking funding through all stages of the process. 

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Silver Bull Secures US$9.5M in Litigation Funding to Pursue Damages Claim Against the Mexican Government

By John Freund |

Silver Bull Resources Inc. (TSX: SVB, OTCQB: SVBL) (“Silver Bull” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has secured funding for its international arbitration proceedings against the United Mexican States (“Mexico”) under the Agreement between the United States of America, Mexico, and Canada (the “USMCA”) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”).

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Delta Capital Partner Management Welcomes Accomplished Strategic Advisor as Chief Marketing Officer

By John Freund |

Delta Capital Partners Management, a global private equity firm specializing in litigation and legal finance, is pleased to announce that David Temporal has joined the company as its Chief Marketing Officer.  Temporal also will be a member of the firm’s Management Committee and its Investment Committee.

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THE AMERICAN LEGAL FINANCE ASSOCIATION COMMENDS MINNESOTA SUPREME COURT DECISION ON CONSUMER LITIGATION FUNDING

By John Freund |

The Minnesota Supreme Court took a significant step to ensuring equal access to justice with their decision in Maslowski vs. Prospect Funding Partners LLC. yesterday, overturning the trial court and Court of Appeals holding and ruling unanimously that Consumer Litigation Funding is not subject to usury law as there is no absolute requirement to repay. In their decision, reversing the trial court and Court of Appeals, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the repurchase rate in Prospect’s agreement was not subject to Minnesota’s usury statute. The American Legal Finance Association (ALFA) filed the only amicus curiae brief in this case on behalf of the interest of their members.

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