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Newspaper Cinco Días publishes the news of Guido Demarco as new Director of Stonward

The newspaper Cinco Días, through wolters kluwer españa, has echoed the news of the arrival of our new director, Guido Demarco. “This new opportunity is exciting. The work they have done at Stonward over the last year is fantastic and now it is our turn to continue growing along the same path. We plan to expand our team before the end of the year, deepen our focus on the Latin American and Spanish markets, where there is a lot of demand for financing, and strengthen ties with our strategic partners. In addition, we plan to expand our range of services…

Guido Demarco, new Director & Head of Legal Assets of Stonward Litigation Funding

Stonward Litgation Funding, boutique specialized in offering bespoke solutions to finance litigation both in Europe and the Americas, has a new director and Head of Legal Assets: Guido Demarco, a legal expert with extensive experience in debt restructuring (private and sovereign), NPL strategies and legal, banking and financial project management.  Prior to joining Stonward, Guido worked for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as a legal advisor, where he had the opportunity to work closely with different governments and high-level stakeholders. Previously, he worked as an associate at Baker McKenzie, in the Buenos Aires office, where he worked on…

The I International Congress on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration in the media

Latin America is a clear point of interest for litigation funders due to its unequivocal prominence in the resolution of disputes through arbitration, this was the clear conclusion of the I International Congress on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration, organized by the Peruvian Institute of Arbitration and Stonward Litigation Funding, and the media have noticed it. Europa Press, Notimerica, Lawyer Press, Diario Jurídico, El Confidencial Digital, Bolsamanía, Infobae, Diario Siglo XXI, MSN, Press Digitial… are some of the media that have written about this first Congress that took place online. For two days, June 29 and 30, experts from the world…

Litigation finance eyes Latin America

Madrid-Lima, June 2021. The conclusions of the I International Congress on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration, organized by the Peruvian Institute of Arbitration and Stonward Litigation Funding leave no doubt: Latin America is a clear point of interest for litigation funders due to its unequivocal prominence in the resolution of disputes through arbitration. According to ICC, disputes in Latin America and the Caribbean increased by 14% in 2019 over the previous year.”Arbitration with a Latin American element has a unique importance,” said Carolina Bayo, Senior Director of Stonward, at the opening of the Congress. For two days, June 29…

Stonward, ranked in Chambers & Partners: Litigation Funding (Europe)

It’s an honor to announce that Stonward Litigation Funding has been ranked in the Chambers & Partners directoy, in the Litigation Support Guide rankings! Stonward has achieved two rankings, the Europe-wide Litigation Funding Brokers ranking and the Europe-wide Litigation Funding ranking (Spotlight mention). According to the directory, Stonward is a sophisticated broker serving law firms, companies and individuals to match with the most suitable legal finance provider. The firm’s sophisticated financial markets understanding and deep legal technical expertise combine to offer a bespoke service to clients. Stonward is characterized by our smart people and our understanding of the legal and…

EVENT: I International Congress on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration

Stonward and the Peruvian Arbitration Institute organize the I International Congress on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration The I International Congress on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration, organized by Stonward Litigation Funding and the Peruvian Institute of Arbitration, will take place on June 29 and 30. The event will take place online and will be broadcasted live via Zoom. During the two days of the Congress, attendees will learn from the region’s leading experts in the field from basic issues such as what is third-party funding, how legal finance works and key aspects of its regulation, to practical…

Carolina Bayo writes for the newspaper Expansión about the new ICC regulation

The economic newspaper Expansión publishes our Senior Director’s opinion on the new ICC Regulation that just entered into force. Carolina Bayo explains that one of the most significant changes in the new Regulation with respect to its 2017 version, which will continue to apply to cases filed before January 1, 2021, is that it includes an expected specific provision on funders and a necessary obligation for the parties: to inform about the existence of third-party funding. The obligation does not specify that the terms of the funding agreement must be disclosed. In Carolina’s opinion, the solution established by the ICC…

New Records for ICC Dispute Resolution

The latest statistics published by the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) reveal that arbitration is an increasingly popular mechanism for dispute resolution, and the Spanish element continues to increase. In fact, Spain ranked seventh in the most frequent nationalities among parties, with 87 parties representing 3.48% of the total number in all 2019 ICC filings, and Spanish law was the seventh most selected applicable substantive law of all cases registered before the ICC in 2019. Choice-of-law clauses were included in the substantive contractual provisions relied upon by parties in 88% of all cases registered in 2019. These covered the laws…