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Litigation Funding Regulation proposed
Guido Demarco for Expansion about the New Resolution on Responsible private funding of litigation

How to regulate Litigation Funding is a current trend lately. In this regard, Guido Demarco, Director of Stonward, has published an op-ed in the Spanish newspaper Expansión talking about the new Resolution approved by the European Parliament on Responsible Private Funding of Litigation. The Resolution, dated 13 September 2022, recognizes that litigation funding is a growing practice in the EU and calls for a proposal for a Directive to establish common minimum standards on third-party commercial litigation funding addressing the transparency, fairness and proportionality of this tool. The problem, according to Guido, is that the proposed regulation is prone to “over-regulation”. The…

European Parliament resolution on Responsible Private Funding of Litigation

The European Parliament has approved a set of recommendations to the Commission on Responsible private funding of litigation. The Resolution, dated 13 September 2022, recognizes that litigation funding is a growing practice in the EU and calls for a proposal for a Directive to establish common minimum standards on third-party commercial litigation funding addressing the transparency, fairness and proportionality of this tool. At Stonward, we already addressed some of the European Parliament’s concerns and some of the issues raised in the resolution. During the second International Congress on Litigation Funding (LF), organized by Stonward and the Peruvian Institute of Arbitration, several experts on Litigation…

European Class Action Report 2022

The second annual European Class Action Report 2022 published by international law firm CMS has been released. The report looks at class action activity in the UK and across Europe over a six-year period from 2016 to 2021. It is the only study to analyze data from class action proceedings across Europe and to map a true picture of class action risk. These are the key findings: The number of class actions filed in 2021 exceeds 2020, at 110 claims. This equates to growth of over 120% between 2018 and 2021. The explosive growth in ligation funding has been identified as…

Stonward, ranks Band 1 for Litigation Support – Chambers & Partners

Chambers 2022 Litigation Support, Europe-wide Litigation Funding: Brokers ranking has been announced. We are pleased and thrilled to share that Stonward has been ranked Band 1 in this ranking, and that our Director, Guido Demarco, has also achieved it. Thank you to our clients for their feedback and thanks to the researchers for their hard-work 👏. See here the full ranking.

Demarco for Leader’s League: “Litigation funding can help balance the scales of justice”

Our Director and head of legal assets, Guido Demarco, explains in this Q&A for Leader’s League the sector’s growth and dispels some of the misconceptions surrounding it. Trends and innovations, “best friend” relationships between law firms and litigation finance firms, how can companies use litigation financing as a tool to help manage cash flows, and what should law firms know about the practice are some of the subject matters explained by Demarco. “We expect that 2022 will bring more regulatory developments, and although stakeholders usually welcome regulation to bring clear rules and transparency into the equation, there are concerns that…

Third party funding, IPA Peru
Arbitration experts agree: Litigation Funding does not generate frivolous lawsuits

The second International Congress on Litigation Funding (LF), organized by Stonward and the Peruvian Institute of Arbitration, highlighted some ideas: litigation funding does not generate frivolous claims, and the legislation being proposed by bodies such as the EU is prone to “over-regulation”. The experts who participated in the talk –specialists in third-party funding and/or specialized in the world of arbitration who have worked directly with funding– were: Antonio Bravo, partner in charge of the Litigation and Arbitration practice at Eversheds Sutherland in Spain; Daniel Rodríguez, partner and co-head of the arbitration and litigation practice at CMS Rodríguez-Azuero in Colombia; Guido…

Our Code of Conduct and Ethics

This code of conduct and ethics sets out standards of practice and behavior to be observed by the employees, officers, consultants, and other representatives of Stonward Litigaiton Funding in day-to-day operations.

The media echoes the signing of our new Director, Guido Demarco

Several media outlets have echoed the news about our new Director, Guido Demarco. Leader’s League, Litigation Finance Journal, Lawyer Press and Litigation Finance Insider have published the news. “Stonward Litigation Funding announced today that Guido Demarco will join the firm as its new director and head of Legal Assets, where his focus will be on Spain and the Americas. Stonward was recently ranked by Leaders League as Highly Recommended in Dispute Resolution in Uruguay, Peru, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina”, explained Leader’s League. Read all the news here: Litigation Finance Journal Litigation Finance Insider Lawyer Press Leader’s League