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Woodsford announces further significant expansion with three key London hires and a continued international recruitment drive

Woodsford today announced further significant expansion with three key London hires and a continued international recruitment drive. The appointment of Adam Erusalimsky, Alex Hickson and Daniel Littman in London and the search for Business Development Managers in Singapore and Canada (x2) illustrate Woodsford’s continued rapid [...]

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 [...]

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The Future of class actions in the UK from a Funder’s perspective

Class action funding in the UK. In an interview with leading Dutch law firm Houthoff, Woodsford's CEO, Steven Friel, looks at what the future holds for class actions in the UK, from a funder's perspective. “In the UK, up until around 20 years ago, any [...]

Woodsford is recruiting two Business Development Managers (Canada)

Woodsford Litigation Funding is recruiting two versatile Business Development Managers to help develop the Canadian market. Each Business Development Manager will be responsible for identifying and pursuing valuable law firm relationships and investment opportunities. The roles offer tremendous growth potential and are best suited for [...]

Woodsford is recruiting a Business Development Manager (Singapore)

Woodsford Litigation Funding is seeking a versatile Business Development Manager to work out of our Singapore office, although the role will also cover Hong Kong and the wider Asian market. The Business Development Manager will be responsible for identifying and pursuing valuable law firm relationships [...]

Mitesh Modha joins Woodsford as Business Development & Origination Director

Woodsford today announced further expansion of its international executive team with the appointment of Mitesh Modha to the position of Business Development & Origination Director. Mitesh, who will play a key role in Woodsford’s business development activities outside of North America, joins from Kain Knight, [...]

Woodsford is recruiting a Senior Investment Officer (London)

Woodsford is seeking an experienced litigation lawyer to join us as a Senior Investment Officer in our central London office. The role involves assessing investment opportunities (i.e. litigations and arbitrations in need of funding), advising on whether to invest and on what terms, and managing [...]

Woodsford is recruiting a Commercial Manager (London or Philadelphia)

Woodsford Litigation Funding is seeking a versatile Commercial Manager to help drive growth across an exciting international business. The Commercial Manager will support and report to our Finance & Commercial Director, Mark Spiteri, who sits in London and as such should be willing to re-locate temporarily [...]

Woodsford opens office in Tel Aviv

Woodsford today announced that we are the first of the big, global litigation funders to open an office in Tel Aviv, Israel, and that we are looking to invest $20m in Israeli-sourced disputes in 2019/20. Woodsford has also announced the appointment of Yoav Navon as [...]

Woodsford is recruiting a Business Development and Origination Director (London)

Woodsford is seeking a versatile Business Development and Origination Director to help drive growth across our exciting international business, with particular emphasis on the UK, EMEA & APAC markets. The Business Development and Origination Director will be responsible for identifying and pursuing valuable law firm [...]

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 Hong [...]

Just Published: Litigation Funding 2019 the definitive guide to the regulation and practice of funding in 19 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 2019, the definitive survey of its regulation and practice in 19 key economies worldwide. This is the third annual edition of our global [...]

New Case Law on Discoverability of Litigation Funding Agreements in the US

Woodsford's Robin M. Davis assesses the latest developments in the US relating to discovery in cases where a funder is involved: Earlier this month, the US District Court for the Northern District of California issued a notable decision regarding discovery of litigation funding agreements.  MLC [...]

Woodsford continues rapid global growth

Woodsford Litigation Funding announces further expansion with a wave of senior executive appointments in the US and new Hong Kong based addition to our Investment Advisory Panel Appointments of Michael Kallus, Sarina Singh and Eamon Wood in the US and Simon Powell in Hong Kong continue [...]

New Frontiers – Litigation Funding in Israel

English law firms have for years exported their services around the world. Now London-based litigation funders like Woodsford are doing the same. Why are Israeli plaintiffs and lawyers the latest to be attracted to what London litigation funders have to offer? And why are global [...]

Just Published: A Practical Guide to Litigation Funding

In our experience, lawyers are consistently keen for answers to three general enquiries: What benefits can non-recourse funding offer their clients? What are the criteria for a case to be eligible for funding? What are the necessary diligence and transactional processes required to secure [...]

Woodsford announces US$100m commitment from major shareholder

19 November 2018: Woodsford has today announced that the family office of Chairman, Yves Bonavero, a major shareholder, has procured an increase in the family’s investment in Woodsford to US$100m to support the rapidly expanding business and taking the capital available to the business to [...]

Woodsford’s response to Hong Kong’s consultation on draft Code of Practice

On 30th August 2018, Hong Kong's Department of Justice launched a public consultation to seek views on the draft Code of Practice for Third Party Funding of Arbitration and Mediation. You can read Woodsford's response here.

Clare Owen joins the team as as we increase our focus on the Australian market

Woodsford Litigation Funding are delighted to announce the appointment of Clare Owen. Clare Owen, formerly at another well-known third party funder in Australia, joins Woodsford as a Consultant. She is an experienced litigation funding practitioner as well as a UK and Australian qualified solicitor. Woodsford [...]

Woodsford is recruiting a US Business Development Director

Woodsford Litigation Funding is seeking a versatile Business Development Director to help drive growth across an exciting international business, with particular emphasis on the U.S. market. As Business Development Director, you will be responsible for identifying and pursuing valuable law firm relationships and investment opportunities. The [...]