Is Your Case Right For Arbitration Funding?
What do we look for in a case?
There are three key factors we look at when we assess a case: First, we look for a case with strong merits. Thanks to our deep experience in this area of law, we’re comfortable funding international arbitrations across a number of jurisdictions. We are invested in a number of high value international arbitrations and we have appetite for more.
Second, it’s vital that the claimant has the financial strength to meet the claim.
Third, the claimant must also have a credible strategy as to where and how a judgement or award against the defendant will be enforced.
Minimum claim size
With regard to claim size, the claimant must have suffered provable damages of at least £3m/US$4m. Ideally, an expert and independent third party – for example, forensic accountants – will have already advised on quantum. However, this can be commissioned after the funding agreement has been signed.
Naturally will want to ensure that the funding cost is proportionate to the claim value and we normally look for a ratio of 10:1 in terms of realistic claim quantum to funding requirement. Small claims with large costs don’t work economically.
You run your case
While we are always happy to put our world-class arbitration experience and network of experts at your disposal, we recognise that the claimant and the legal team are in charge of running the case.
There are three key factors we look at when we assess a case.
Woodsford offers finance on a case by case basis for high value international arbitrations, where the claimant lacks the resources or risk appetite to proceed without financial support. Our funding is non-recourse, with Woodsford’s return payable only upon success. The terms of investment and of our return are tailored for each individual case.
Woodsford offers portfolio funding arrangements for claimants and lawyers on whom we have been able to carry out enhanced due diligence, for example through previously financed cases.
A successful arbitral award is often not the end of the arbitration process: rather, it can be a staging post along the way to successful recovery.
The case of Essar v Norscot  EWHC 2361 (Comm) was one of the most high-profile international arbitration cases of 2016. Woodsford’s successful funding of this landmark case has driven the development of a range of specialist international arbitration finance solutions.
Is Your Case Right for
There are three key factors we look at when we assess a case: First, we look for a case with strong merits. Thanks to our deep experience in this area of law, we’re comfortable funding international arbitrations across a number of jurisdictions.
We provide a range of litigation funding solutions to support your pursuit of justice at every stage of your case. We can bear as much of the cost and risk as you need to allow your action to go-ahead.
Law Firm Finance
Increasingly we work with leading law firms who are looking at innovative ways to finance their business growth and support their clients quickly, while effectively managing and mitigating risk.