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Corporate leaders warm up to litigation finance amid tight budgets

Vincent Montalto, a senior in-house lawyer at BASF, said during an online panel event Tuesday that the German chemical maker is embracing litigation finance as a way to monetize its patent portfolio and turn its law department into a revenue generator.BASF isn’t alone. Though some in-house counsel have previously decried litigation finance as an engine …

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From a financial perspective, a civil lawsuit is rather like a derivatives con- tract. Its value to a claimant comes from the performance of an underlying asset—litigation—with an uncertain, potentially lucrative outcome. No surprise, then, that some see the allure of funding legal expenses upfront in exchange for a share of the proceeds if the …

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LF Dealmakers Forum Brings Together Legal Funders, Lawyers, Academics and In-House Counsel

This past Wednesday and Thursday saw New York City play host to the 2nd annual LF Dealmakers Forum. Hosted by Wendy Chou, whose popular IP Dealmakers Forum served as a launchpad for a similar conference aimed at the litigation funding market, the sold out two-day event brought together industry experts and novices alike. Read the …

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The Law Firm Disrupted: Contingency as Currency?

Reed Oslan, one of the litigators behind Kirkland & Ellis’ new push into contingency work, said this week he views these cases as “currency” that could be traded for other discounts. They even could help dislodge the billable hour. What does he mean? Read the full article (Subscription Required)

Use Of 3rd-Party Litigation Financing By Cos. Likely To Grow

There will be a coming “explosive growth” in the use of commercial litigation finance by companies, not just to fund litigation but also to monetize claims, a panel of experts predicted Wednesday. At the opening session of the second annual Litigation Finance Dealmakers Forum in Manhattan, discussion was largely focused on the increasing role of …

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Coming Attractions: LF Dealmakers Forum 2019

The success of 2018’s Inaugural LF Dealmakers Forum quickly established itself as the “go-to” conference for the burgeoning field of litigation funding. This year’s event will land next week, September 18-19, in New York City. Read the full article

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