Theo Paeffgen joins Harbour Litigation Funding today as a Director of Litigation Funding focusing on Continental Europe. Prior to joining Harbour, Theo was Regional Managing Director (DACH) at Vannin Capital, having acted as CEO of FORIS, a German focused litigation funder. Before moving into litigation funding, Theo qualified as German Rechtsanwalt and solicitor and advised […]
Last night we were delighted to support the Law Works and Advocate ‘Celebrate Christmas with Carols’ concert at Temple Church. The event was a delightfully festive affair with carols, music and readings from a stellar line up including Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court, writer Sir Michael Morpurgo, who read from an unpublished work […]
On 4 December we were delighted to host an event titled ‘The Enforcement & Asset Recovery Landscape in 2020’ which considered what might be in store for the enforcement of judgments, arbitral awards and the recovery of assets in 2020 in light of political and economic developments. Moderated by Wayne Barnes of Fulcrum Chambers, our […]
Harbour’s 2019 Hong Kong Arbitration Week lecture was another thought provoking thought leadership piece on the question ‘Is Arbitration sustainable?’ Addressing issues as wide ranging as diversity, use of technology, trade sanctions, climate change and the adaptability of arbitral institution rules to the demands of modern business relationships, Sophie Lamb’s lecture was a further great […]
Brazil remains an exciting centre of development for arbitration, and on the 23 October we were delighted to host the first Harbour Gala in São Paulo as part of Arbitration Week. The Gala centered around an informal talk show led by a panel of eminent practitioners in the field who have helped shape and develop […]
Stephen O’Dowd, Senior Director of Litigation Funding, features in the latest video from Addleshaw Goddard’s litigation finance perspectives series. In ‘The class action perspective’, Stephen shares his views on the risk management option transforming the global disputes market and considers what the future holds for class action litigation funding. To watch the video, please click […]
The liquidator of a group of investment funds (IF) wanted to bring a claim against the auditors of the IF for failing to identify frauds perpetuated by the former manager of the IF.
A group of well capitalised organisations, including FTSE 100 constituents, were keen to remove from their financial statements the costs of a £400m shareholder action which they had brought.
Litigation funding can provide access to justice for the economically disadvantaged. This is demonstrated by the AU$ 250 million+ Australian class action funded by Harbour and brought by some 15,000 seaweed farmers against PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd,
In late 2016 an AU$85m class action was filed against a large marketing group for sham contracting. This occurs where an individual described as an independent contractor actually holds a relationship of employment.
Even in a case where limitation was approaching and where the defendant was a financial institution, Harbour’s funding and introduction of a leading law firm led to a successful outcome for the claimants.
A breach of trust of an investment management agreement led to proceedings in the Channel Islands. Harbour’s funding ensured the claimant had the resources to meet every diversionary tactic deployed by the defendant in the litigation.
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