Woodsford today announced further expansion of our international executive team with the appointment of Franca Ciambella in Singapore.
Franca’s extensive experience as a dispute resolution lawyer in Asia, focusing on complex commercial and corporate disputes, as well as her vast experience as a mediator, will be […]
Woodsford’s response to the Ministry of Law’s consultation on conditional fee agreements in Singapore
The Singaporean Ministry of Law launched a public consultation on 27th August 2019 to gather feedback on the proposed amendments to the Civil Law Act and the Legal Profession Act to allow for conditional fee agreements (CFAs) for prescribed categories of proceedings.
You can read […]
Woodsford appoints Simon Powell, former Head of Latham’s Hong Kong office, to our Investment Advisory Panel
30 January 2019: Woodsford has announced that Hong Kong based Simon Powell has joined its Investment Advisory Panel.
Simon Powell becomes Woodsford’s second Asia-based IAP member (alongside John Beechey), reflecting the increasing importance of the region to Woodsford. The third-party funding of arbitration in […]
An insolvent estate is the quintessential impecunious claimant – it may have good claims against deep-pocketed defendants, but due to a lack of resource those claims may not be pursued at all or they may be settled for significantly less than their true value. Legal […]
Litigation Funding 2018 the definitive guide to the regulation and practice of funding in key economies worldwide
Third-party funding of litigation is a reality in many of the world’s leading dispute resolution centres. You can now read Litigation Funding 2018, the definitive survey of its regulation and practice in key economies worldwide.
This is the second annual edition of our global survey […]
Woodsford Litigation Funding is excited to announce a significant expansion into the Asia Pacific market, with the opening of our first Asian office in Singapore, the appointment of Charlie Morris as Managing Director, Asia Pacific and our first Singapore-based arbitration funding agreement.
Woodsford’s CEO, Steven […]
Charlie Morris, Woodsford’s Managing Director, Asia Pacific to take part in SIArb’s Commercial Arbitration Symposium 2017
Charlie will represent Woodsford at the event on Thursday 16th November at The Old Parliament House in Singapore. He will sit on a key panel looking at: Third Party Funding of International Arbitration in Asia – Current Issues and Implications for Practice.
The session picks up […]
This white paper analyses the impact of the recent liberalisation of funding regimes in these two key Asian jurisdictions; looking in detail at the changes, anticipating future developments and providing practical tips for practitioners.
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In the latest edition of Intercontinental Finance & Law magazine, Woodsford’s Charlie Morris looks at the recent changes permitting funding of international arbitration and what these changes mean for Hong Kong as a Centre for International Arbitration.
Read the full article here
As recently as 14th June 2017, Hong Kong became the latest jurisdiction to permit third party funding for international arbitration by passing legislation to amend the Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609). The amendment is likely to take effect later this year, giving time for a code of conduct for […]
Woodsford’s latest article, published in Corporate Disputes magazine looks at the impact of the liberalisation of the third-party funding regimes for international arbitration in Hong Kong and Singapore.
In recent years, a growing number of common law jurisdictions have reformed or abolished their long-standing rules […]