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    George Cowan v. Equis Special L.P. et al: Ruling (‘Denying Application for Identity of Litigation Funder’)

    Ruling, inter alia, dismissing applications for the identity of "the third party pure funder" and for security for costs in George Allen Cowan, individually and derivatively on behalf of Equis Special L.P., formerly known as Equis Asia Fund Special L.P. v. Equis Special L.P., acting by its General Partner, Equis Special GP; Equis Special GP, in its capacity as General Partner of Equis Special L.P.; David Charles Russell, Adam Bernhard Ballin, Lance Michael Comes, Joseph Thomas Carmody, Rajpal Singh Chaudhary, and Tony Gibson at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

    Video: Litigation Funding for Crypto Disputes

    Crypto and fraud are a match made in heaven, leading to an unprecedented amount of scams in which investors and clients around the world have been collectively swindled out of tens of billions of dollars. In this video, litigation funding specialists will discuss the industry's appetite for financing crypto-related lawsuits and the factors they consider prior to making a decision.
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    Omni Bridgeway Ltd. v. Albpetrol SH.A. et al: Petition to Confirm Arbitral Award ($14.7M)

    Petition to Confirm Arbitral Award in Omni Bridgeway Limited, of Australia, in its capacity as appointed agent and investment manager for Omni Bridgeway (Fund 2) Pty. Ltd. and Omni Bridgeway (Fund 3) Pty. Ltd., as assignee for Cayman Islands-domiciled GBC Oil Company Ltd. v. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy of the Republic of Albania, The National Agency of Natural Resources of the Republic of Albania, and Albpetrol SH.A., all of Albania, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    Video: Litigation Funding – Latest Developments

    In this video, litigation funders and asset recovery attorneys will discuss the latest developments in litigation funding, including legal rulings that affect the industry, how to go about getting your claims funded, and the appetite for funding crypto-related claims.
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    Arnage Holdings Ltd. et al v. Walkers: Judgment Dismissing Action

    Judgment dismissing an application by the First to Fourth Plaintiffs to set aside or vary an order of the Court of Appeal in respect of security for costs and granting an application by the Defendant for the dismissal of the proceedings with costs against the First to Fourth Plaintiffs in Arnage Holdings Limited, Brooklands Holdings Limited, East Farthing Holdings Limited, Katia Rabello, of Brazil, and Fernando Toledo, of Brazil v. Walkers law firm at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. In the judgment, it was stated that the Fifth Plaintiff's claim "had been resolved" and that he had entered into a "Settlement".

    Lea Perry et al v. Lopag Trust Reg. et al: ‘Litigation Funding Disclosure’ Order

    Order regarding, inter alia, a litigation funding agreement in Lea Lilly Perry and Tamar Perry v. Lopag Trust Reg., of Liechtenstein; Private Equity Services (Curaçao) NV, of Curaçao; Fiduciana Verwaltungsanstalt, of Liechtenstein; Gal Greenspoon, Yael Perry, Dan Greenspoon, Ron Greenspoon, Mia Greenspoon, and Admintrust Verwaltungs Anstalt, of Liechtenstein, at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

    Litigation Investing: ILOs & Other Developments

    Leading investigators and funders of high-value international finance will take your questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues in litigation funding, including cases, legal rulings, returns, the role of investigators, and what they look for when deciding what cases to fund. Speakers: David Kerstein, Managing Director, Validity Finance; Jonathan Sablone, MD, Global Director of Originations, Delta Capital; Ken Epstein, Investment Manager & Legal Counsel, Omni Bridgeway; and Kyle Roche, Partner, Roche Freedman.

    Litigation Funding: Latest Developments

    In this video, litigation funders discuss trends and developments in the industry and offer tips on how to get your claim funded. Barry Kamar (Westfleet Advisors), David Kerstein (Validity Finance), Paul Neufeld (Locke Lord), Wendie Childress (Validity Finance).

    Global Distressed Alpha Capital I Ltd. v. AAAF Management Ltd. et al: Judgment

    Judgment regarding defendants' application to set aside the plaintiff's claim on the grounds of "bye-law indemnity" for directors in Global Distressed Alpha Capital I Limited, of Bermuda v. AAAF Management Limited, Michael John Shone, described as "a former director and shareholder of the Plaintiff" and funder of "the Commercial Intelligence Fund Group" who "has absconded and his whereabouts are not known"; Christian Michelsen Herman, described as a former director of the plaintiff, and Walton Law Eddlestone, described as a former "de facto director of the Plaintiff" and who appears to be an English lawyer, at Bermuda Supreme Court.

    Colin Diss et al v. Talal Qais Abdulmunem Al Zawawi et al: Complaint

    Complaint in Colin Diss, Hannah Davie, and Michael Leeds, of Grant Thornton, as Foreign Representatives of the Bankruptcy Estate of Talal Qais Abdulmunem Al Zawawi, who was adjudged bankrupt in England v. Talal Qais Abdulmunem Al Zawawi and Azzan Qais Abdulminem Al Zawawi at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

    VR Global Partners LP v. Stuart Newberger: Discovery Application (Isle of Man)

    Application by VR Global Partners LP, of the Cayman Islands, to take discovery from Stuart Newberger, described as "a partner in the law firm of Crowell & Moring", for legal proceedings in the Isle of Man involving Broadsheet LLC (in Liquidation) and claims against the Government of Pakistan, filed at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    The Ferraro Law Firm et al v. Timothy Scrantom et al: Complaint

    Complaint involving litigation funding in The Ferraro Law Firm and Total Asset Recovery Services LLC v. Huddleston Capital Partners VIII LLC, of Delaware; Timothy Scrantom, Scrantom Dulles International PLLC, of South Carolina; Ten State International Law PLLC, of South Carolina; Kenneth Platt Elder, and G3 Analytics LLC at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    How To Get Your Claim Funded by Litigation Funders

    Litigation funders will discuss what types of claims they are interested in funding, in what amount, how funding contracts are structured, and related issues. If you’re a claimant seeking funding, […]

    Republic of Kazakhstan v. Bank of New York Mellon et al: Discovery Application

    Application by the Republic of Kazakhstan to take discovery from The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas, Bank of China, Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas USA, Citibank N.A., The Clearing House Payments Company LLC (CHIPS), Commerzbank AG, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Société Générale S.A., Standard Chartered Bank USA, UBS AG, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Bank of America, N.A. for use "in foreign judicial proceedings to enforce and collect upon an arbitral award that was issued in Kazakhstan's favor" against "a Canadian company called Gold Pool JV Limited", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Kazakhstan is, inter alia, seeking information regarding "third party funding that Gold Pool allegedly received from "a litigation funder registered in Guernsey", a "law firm", and "a Canadian" entity. Editor's Note: Research by OffshoreAlert in the corporate registry for Toronto, Canada showed that Gold Pool JV Limited was incorporated on December 29th, 1995 and its officers and directors are A. Thomas Griffis, President and Director; Elia Crespo, Vice President, Secretary, and Director, and Chris Irwin, Assistant Secretary,

    Mitchell NewDelman et al v. Burford Capital LLC et al: Complaint

    Complaint for $4.95 million alleging fraud regarding a litigation funding agreement in Mitchell NewDelman, described as "a resident of France through 2013, and thereafter Monaco"; Frank B. Holze, of Maine, and Willis E. Higgins, of Monaco v. Burford Capital Investment Management LLC, f.k.a. Gerchen Keller Capital LLC, of Delaware; Burford, f.k.a. GKC Holdings LLC, of New York; Burford Capital LLC, of Delaware; BCIM Partners II LP, f.k.a. GKC Partners II LP, of Delaware; BCIM PII Holdings LLC, f.k.a. GKC Limited Partners II, of Delaware; Ashley C. Keller, described as an attorney based in Chicago; Donald Stern and Richard L. Gilbert, each described as a director of Semiconductors Inc., at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

    Fraud charges brought against three Axiom Legal Financing Fund insiders

    Three UK nationals - Timothy Schools, Richard Emmett, and David Kennedy - have been criminally charged with fraud over their involvement with Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund, whose £100 million litigation funding-based investment scam collapsed after being exposed by OffshoreAlert eight years ago.

    Novoship (UK) Ltd. v. Harry Sargeant III. et al: Discovery Application

    Ex Parte Application by Novoship (UK) Limited to take discovery from Harry Sargeant Jr., Harry Sargeant III, Daniel Sargeant, James Sargeant, Sargeant Marine Inc., International Oil Trading Company LLC, and Berger Singerman LLP for use in legal proceedings in England filed against Novoship (UK) Limited and others by Maroil Trading Inc. and Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation, described as "entities beneficially owned and controlled by Venezuelan businessman Wilmer Ruperti", against Novoship (UK) Limited, Cally Shipholdings Inc., Vital Shipping Corporation, Dainford Navigation Inc., Tamara Shipholdings SA, and Tuscany Maritime SA, and by those defendants against Burford Capital (UK) Limited and Daniel Hall, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    Steven Goodman v. DMS Governance Ltd.: Appeal Judgment

    Judgment regarding an appeal against a lower court's dismissal of a claim against a Cayman Islands-based corporate services provider regarding Axiom Legal Financing Fund, described as having committed "a very substantial fraud in which over US$ 120 million ... was misappropriated by Tim Schools", in Steven Goodman, a lawyer specializing in litigation funding v. DMS Governance Limited at the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands.

    Stephen Merz v. Burford Capital (UK) Ltd. et al: Amended Class Action Complaint

    Amended Class Action Complaint for alleged securities fraud in Stephen Merz v. Burford Capital (UK) Limited, a litigation funding company domiciled in Guernsey, based in England; Peter Middleton, Burford's Chairman during the Class Period; Christopher Bogart, Burford's CEO; Jonathan Molot, Burford's Chief Investment Officer, and Charles Parkinson, a Burford Director, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Litigation Funding: Tips From The Experts

    Leading investigators and funders of high value, cross border finance will will take your questions and discuss emerging and dominant issues in litigation funding, including cases, legal rulings, returns, the role of investigators, and what they look for when deciding

    Stephen Merz v. Burford Capital Ltd. et al: Class Action Complaint

    Class Action Complaint for alleged securities fraud in Stephen Merz v. Burford Capital Limited, a litigation funding company domiciled in Guernsey, based in England; Peter Middleton, Burford's Chairman during the Class Period; Christopher Bogart, Burford's CEO; Jonathan Molot, Burford's Chief Investment Officer, and Charles Parkinson, a Burford Director,  at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

    Novoship (UK) Ltd. et al v. Burford Capital (UK) Ltd. et al: Defense & Counterclaim

    Defense and Counterclaim of Burford Capital (UK) Limited and Daniel James Hall in Maroil Trading Inc. and Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation, as Claimants, v. Cally Shipholdings Inc., Vital Shipping Corporation, Dainford Navigation Inc., Tamara Shipholdings SA, Tuscany Maritime SA, and Novoship (UK) Ltd., as Defendants, and Burford Capital (UK) Ltd. and Daniel James Hall, as Third Parties, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales.

    Novoship (UK) Ltd. et al v. Burford Capital (UK) Ltd. et al: Amended Claim Form

    Amended Claim Form in Maroil Trading Inc. and Sea Pioneer Shipping Corporation, both of Panama v. Cally Shipholdings Inc., of Liberia; Vital Shipping Corporation, of Liberia; Dainford Navigation Inc., of Liberia; Tamara Shipholdings SA, of Liberia; Tuscany Maritime SA, of Liberia; and Novoship (UK) Ltd., of England, and Cally Shipholdings Inc., Vital Shipping Corporation, Dainford Navigation Inc., Tamara Shipholdings SA, Tuscany Maritime SA, and Novoship (UK) Ltd. v. Burford Capital (UK) Ltd. and Daniel James Hall, both of England, at the High Court of Justice for England and Wales

    How To Get Your Claim Financed by Litigation Funders

    Our panel will discuss how to go about obtaining litigation funding, the criteria that must be met, the types of claims that litigation funders are interested in, and how litigation funding is structured.

    Daniel Hall et al v. Harry Sargeant III: Motion to Quash

    Defendant's and Non-Party Foley & Lardner LLP's Motion to Quash/Motion for Protective Order Related to Subpoenas for Deposition and Documents in Daniel Hall, Burford Capital LLC, and Dundrod Investments Ltd. v. Harry Sargeant III at the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

    Sergii Lagur et al v. Estera Corporate Services (BVI) Ltd. et al: Judgment

    Litigation funding-related judgment in Tetiana Ieremeieva and Roman Yeremeiev, as Respondents/Claimants, v. Estera Corporate Services (BVI) Limited, as Respondent/Defendant, and Sergii Lagur and Stepan Ivakhiv, as Applicants/Defendants, and Sofiia Yeremeieva (a minor), as defendant, at the British Virgin Islands High Court.
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