Single Case Arbitration Finance

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 finance is typically non-recourse, with Woodsford’s return payable only upon success. The terms of investment and of our return are tailored for each case.

Arbitration Finance may cover:

  • Lawyers’ Fees: We can finance some or all of the fees incurred by the claimant’s lawyers. We do not require that claimant lawyers act on a conditional or contingency fee basis, but a lawyer’s willingness to take some risk in the outcome of a case weighs heavily in our decision making.
  • Disbursements: These may include costs relating to e-disclosure, expert witnesses, and court or tribunal fees. Woodsford can finance disbursements in addition to lawyers’ fees, or we can finance only disbursements. It is common, for example, for claimant law firms to work on a 100% conditional or contingent fee basis (i.e. where all of their fees are deferred, payable upon success), in which case the claimant requires only finance for disbursements.

Woodsford will consider providing financial solutions for any type of arbitration, in any jurisdiction, and at any stage, from pre-action to post-judgment. We understand that ‘fee fatigue’ can set in during complex cases, and therefore we are prepared to finance appeal/annulment proceedings, and contentious enforcements.

For more information contact: Josh Meltzer 

There are three key factors we look at when we assess a case.
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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 finance 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.
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Woodsford offers portfolio finance arrangements for claimants and lawyers on whom we have been able to carry out enhanced due diligence, for example through previously financed cases.
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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.
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The case of Essar v Norscot [2016] EWHC 2361 (Comm) was one of the most high-profile international arbitration cases of 2016. Woodsford’s successful finance of this landmark case has driven the development of a range of specialist international arbitration finance solutions.
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Following arbitration action, cash flow can become a major issue for law firms and claimants alike as they face further delays in the realisation of any award.
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Is Your Case Right for Arbitration Finance

Is Your Case Right for
Arbitration Finance?

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 financing international arbitrations across a number of jurisdictions.

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Litigation Finance

Litigation Finance

We provide a range of litigation finance 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.

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Law Firm Finance

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.

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