We specialise in arbitration finance solutions for the complexities of international cases.
As the costs and risks involved in international arbitration continue to grow, an increasing number of business and law firms use international arbitration finance as a way to alleviate risk and remove the costs of arbitration from their balance sheet.
However, international arbitration is a world apart from regular commercial litigation. It is often a highly-complex and lengthy process involving stakeholders across multiple jurisdictions. Run by specialist lawyers, it requires an experienced financer who understands this process intimately.
We have a successful track record of providing finance solutions for many high value international arbitration cases.
Arbitration success and expertise
Woodsford employs a panel of arbitration experts that includes John Beechey, a leading figure in international arbitration and former President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Thanks to our comprehensive experience in this area of law, we are able to bring our expertise to finance international arbitrations across a number of jurisdictions.
Tailored arbitration finance solutions
As every international arbitration is unique, it is essential that arbitration finance solutions can be tailored to best meet the needs of the stakeholders involved. Finance must work to protect claimants from the risk of escalating costs or adverse results – and must ultimately facilitate the smoothest pursuit of justice.
Why choose Woodsford?
Our proven expertise, combined with our own capital finance, allows us to move quickly to provide clients with highly flexible, innovative finance solutions. We operate on a non-recourse basis and can work with single or portfolios of cases, ensuring the best financial arrangement for both law firms and claimants in each instance.
Following our successful finance in the landmark case of Essar v Norscot  EWHC 2361 (Comm), we launched a range of specialist finance solutions designed to help parties in international arbitration make the most of that case’s finding.
These solutions – as well as our success – are the result of our team’s extensive, direct experience of arbitration, and our understanding of the unique and complex challenges involved in every case. In some instances, we have funded cases which other financers refused to support due to their complex international characteristics.