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Singapore Broadens the Scope of Permissible Third-Party Funding

As of 28 June 2021, the scope of permissible third-party funding (“TPF”) in Singapore extends to cover domestic arbitration proceedings, certain prescribed proceedings in the Singapore International Commercial Court and related mediation proceedings. This subsidiary legislation amendment is clearly set out in Civil Law (Third-Party Funding) (Amendment) Regulations 2021, and is freely available on Singapore …

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Professional Litigation Financers bring more than money

The primary expectation that a funding applicant has from a funder is that it provides sufficient financial needs to pursue its case. However, this is only part of the value add.  In addition to financial resources, professional litigation financers also: 1) have a deeper understanding of the asset class than traditional non-recourse financers or banks …

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Evolution of the Third Party Funder chapter in The Investment Treaty Arbitration Review, edition 6

The Law Review has published its sixth edition of  the Investment Treaty Arbitration Review. Iain Mckenny, Co Founder and head of Legal at Profile Investment, contributed  the Chapter 11, on the Evolution of the Third Party Funder. The evolution of the third party funder is an analytical piece of salient and recent cases involving third …

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The New Swiss Rules 2021

The new Swiss Rules of International Arbitration (“2021 Swiss Rules”) entered into force on 1 June 2021. These refer to the institutional rules of the newly created Swiss Arbitration Centre and replace the 2012 Swiss Rules of the (then) Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (“SCAI”). This rule modification, at the institutional level, follows another recent modification, …

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Arbitrage et diversité : le Profile Investment Legal Writing Award (PILWA)

Depuis longtemps déjà, l’université française accueille nombre d’étudiants étrangers sur ses bancs, notamment en droit international. La méthodologie juridique et la langue française demeurent des barrières encore relativement hautes parfois, mais certains s’en sortent brillamment et tous n’ont pas vocation à devenir juristes français ou de droit civil. Paris place de l’arbitrage est en effet …

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The Gladwellian Art of Cross Disciplinary Analysis

One of the reasons Malcolm Gladwell’s writings are so successful is because he pulls together specialised views from across disciplines when addressing in a new and novel way historical issues “often misunderstood or overlooked”.  This is the essence of his wildly popular Revisionist History podcast.  From this cross disciplinary analysis, Gladwell offers a more complete …

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Liquidation et développement durable

Les économies libérales pourraient être comparées à des ruches sophistiquées, interconnectées, construites par les entreprises (personnes morales), avec le ciment du droit des sociétés et le liant des droits contractuels et sociaux. Cette construction permet en effet à la civilisation de se développer dans un environnement de stabilité relative et de confiance sociale. Elle a …

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International Arbitration Rules made for small & medium sized businesses

 The top four international arbitration institutes by sheer volume of work are the ICC, LCIA, SCC and SIAC.   These four institutions one can reasonably assume administer the vast majority of international commercial arbitrations.  They have long served the international arbitration community well and international arbitration as the primary option for commercial cross border disputes have …

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Profile Investment Insights – La hora del TPF en Latam/ Third Party Funding’s Latam hour

En los últimos tiempos, uno de los factores más críticos y que generan mayor discusión en lo que respecta a las disputas de arbitraje internacional no tiene relación con el proceso o las disputas en sí mismas, sino con el mercado paralelo que permite que muchos de estas tengan posibilidades de concretarse: La financiación por …

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