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Insights on Portfolio Funding for Law Firms

By John Freund |

The following article was contributed by Peter Petyt, CEO of 4 Rivers Services, a third-party funding advisory and legal project management firm.  

Peter is undertaking part-time doctoral research at the University of Westminster in London to explore how law firms can ensure that they are suitable for portfolio funding and how can funders best evaluate which law firms to support. In his thesis, he will be examining the different ethical and regulatory challenges in various jurisdictions and analyzing the characteristics of legal case types which make them suitable or unsuitable for inclusion in a funded portfolio. The research will complement the existing 4 Rivers know-how which has been developed to help law firms and claimants secure third-party funding.

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LitFin Capital, in cooperation with WOOD & Company, launched a unique fund of qualified investors

By John Freund |

LitFin Capital, a Prague-based litigation finance provider and one of the largest players in Europe, has enriched the investment landscape by launching one of the first qualified investor funds for litigation finance in continental Europe. Developed in partnership with WOOD & Company, a major Czech investment firm, this innovative fund presents a unique opportunity for investors seeking uncorrelated market returns.

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Montauk Metals Obtains Litigation Funding Against the Republic of Colombia

By John Freund |

Montauk Metals Inc. (TSX-V: MTK) (the “Company” or “Montauk”) is pleased to announce that it is been advanced US$200,000 (the “Loan Amount”) pursuant to the loan and option agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with Omni Bridgeway (Fund 5) Canada Investments Ltd. (“Omni”), as previously announced in its news release on November 9, 2023. The Loan Amount was advanced to the Company in connection with the execution of promissory note by Montauk in favour of Omni (the “Note”).

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Omni Bridgeway Announces: Secondary market transaction completed in relation to Fund 4’s IP portfolio

By John Freund |

Omni Bridgeway Limited (Omni Bridgeway, OBL, Group) (ASX: OBL) announces that it has completed the sale of a 25% interest in a portfolio of 15 intellectual property (IP) investments (Investments) in Fund 4 (Fund) to an affiliate of GLS Capital Partners Fund II, LP (GLS) for an initial amount of US$21.5 million, representing a multiple on invested capital (MOIC) of 2.0x of the apportioned aggregated deployments to date. 

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Jade Road Investments Limited: Investment in Heirloom Litigation Finance

By John Freund |

Jade Road Investments Limited (AIM: JADE), the London quoted company focused on seeking the best risk-adjusted returns globally, announces a new investment of $250,000 into Heirloom Litigation Funding 2022 SPV XI (“Heirloom Litigation Finance”).  The investment was made in support of JADE’s updated Investment Policy to invest in attractive, uncorrelated, risk adjusted return opportunities.

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Montauk Metals Secures Litigation Funding Against the Republic of Colombia

By John Freund |

Montauk Metals Inc. (TSX-V: MTK) (the “Company” or “Montauk”) is pleased to announce that it has secured litigation funding for its arbitration proceedings (the “Arbitration”) brought by the Company against the Republic of Colombia (“Colombia”) to enforce the Company’s rights to compensation under the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (the “FTA”), as previously described in its news releases of March 27, 2018, February 25, 2019, February 10, 2020, November 23, 2021, September 1, 2023 and October 5, 2023, and subject to certain conditions and approvals as noted below.

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