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Join our rapidly expanding business in the UK or US

We have 2 opportunities to join our rapidly expanding business – as an Investment Officer based in either London or Philadelphia or a Business Development Manager based in Philadelphia.   For the Investment Officer role you’ll need to be a US-qualified lawyer with substantial patent [...]

By |2019-03-19T13:29:45+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Business Development, Investment Officer, Recruitment, Third-Party Funding, USA|Tags: , |

Litigation Finance for Boutique Law Firms

Prior to the development of litigation finance, there were few workable solutions for boutique law firms seeking to reduce financial pressure while also driving growth. Traditional credit providers are ill-suited to consider a law firm’s contingent receivables as a valuable asset. However, litigation finance [...]

Woodsford expands into Israel

Woodsford  expands into Israel and has become the first global litigation funder with a permanent presence on the ground, with the the appointment of Yoav Navon as a Consultant, based in Tel-Aviv. Woodsford's CEO, Steven Friel commented: “We are already funding a number of Israeli [...]

Woodsford continues rapid global growth

Woodsford Litigation Funding announces rapid global growth as new senior solicitor joins from Skadden. Appointment of Simon Walsh, move to new office in Bloomsbury and record deal-flow in Q1 2018. With the appointment of Simon Walsh as Senior Investment Officer, the move to new larger [...]

Woodsford are moving to new Central London offices

Having outgrown our West London home of over 8 years, we're pleased to announce that Woodsford are moving to new premises in Bloomsbury, Central London on Monday 16th April 2018. The new Central London office will provide significantly more space for our expanding team, while [...]

Litigation Funding for Patent Disputes

Due to the substantial costs and risk inherent in patent litigation, it is a natural fit for litigation funding—in particular for smaller, entrepreneurial inventors and patent owners who find themselves pitted against larger, more well-resourced defendants.  Partnering with a litigation funder allows a patent owner [...]

By |2019-03-19T13:32:10+00:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: IP, Patent, Third-Party Funding, USA, Woodsford Litigation Funding|Tags: , , , |

Woodsford is recruiting an Investment Officer (London or Philadelphia)

We're seeking an experienced US-qualified lawyer with substantial patent and IP litigation experience to join us in either London or Philadelphia. The role will involve all parts of our exciting and fast growing business, including assessing, recommending and managing Woodsford’s portfolio of international litigation and [...]

Litigation and Arbitration Finance in the Middle East

Recent developments in the Middle East's legal landscape underscore both the permissibility of litigation funding and herald a likely uptick in litigation funding in the coming years. In this article, published in The Oath - The Middle East law journal for corporates, Woodsford's Zachary Krug [...]

Litigation Funding for Antitrust Matters

Few types of litigation rival antitrust matters in terms of their size, complexity and cost. It is due to these basic characteristics, in conjunction with other aspects that we will explore, that antitrust matters are a fit for litigation funding. In this short whitepaper, we [...]

By |2019-03-19T13:31:48+00:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Antitrust, Commercial Disputes, USA|Tags: , , |

Funding for Insolvent Estates in Asia

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 [...]

Litigation and Arbitration Funding in the Middle East

As a global litigation funder, Woodsford regularly receives inquiries regards Litigation and Arbitration Funding in the Middle East from parties involved in Middle-East related proceedings and we expect the frequency of these inquiries to grow substantially in the coming years.  As such, lawyers and arbitrators [...]

Woodsford is recruiting a Business Development Manager (US)

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

By |2019-03-19T13:33:51+00:00December 21st, 2017|Categories: USA|

Woodsford and UK law firm, Memery Crystal have teamed up to offer energy and mining companies funding for their disputes

Woodsford and Memery Crystal are pleased to announce that they will cooperate to offer litigation funding, with a strategic focus on supporting companies in the energy and mining sectors. The arrangement is the first between a litigation funder and law firm focusing on claimants within [...]

Litigation Funding in Jersey and the Cayman Islands

Ahead of our participation and sponsorship of 'Offshore Alert 2017' in London on November 13/14, we have published two short whitepapers assessing the funding regimes in two key offshore jurisdictions; Jersey and the Cayman Islands. You can download the Jersey whitepaper here. You can download [...]

Woodsford Launches Asia Pacific Business With New Singapore Office

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, [...]

Just Published: The Steady Rise of Litigation Funding in Latin America

Recent years have witnessed the use of litigation finance expand rapidly across the globe, as practitioners become more familiar with its many advantages, judges and arbiters recognize its positive role in promoting meritorious claims, and claimants realize its potential to hedge risk and manage ever [...]

Woodsford’s Chairman, Yves Bonavero, to deliver keynote address at Litigation Funding conference in Paris

We're pleased to announce that Woodsford's Chairman, Yves Bonavero, will be delivering the keynote address at the Litigation Funding in US and Europe conference organised by Université Paris-Dauphine PSL, in collaboration with Stanford Law School and University of Tilburg, on Thursday 21st September 2017 in Paris.  [...]

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 [...]

Judge Shira Scheindlin shares her views on gender diversity and the law

Former U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York, who stepped down from the bench in March (NYLJ March 24) and is now of counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and a member of Woodsford's Investment Advisory Panel, discussed with the New [...]