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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…

Collective redress is now a reality in the EU; does it affect Legal Finance?

Collective redress or collective litigation is a legal proceeding where multiple claimants with similar o related claims group together to pursue legal actions against the same defendant or defendants. This common figure known as the “class action” under US Law was not an option under certain EU jurisdictions, until just recently. A new Directive —approved by the European Parliament on November 24—, allowing Collective redress in the European Union is going to change the litigation landscape. The new legislation lays a foundation for representative action in all member states, guaranteeing better protection to consumers against domestic and cross-border “mass harm”,…

Litigation Finance: Legal Framework in Spain (I)

Spain is an attractive market for litigation funders, and proof of this is the growth in competition of the last five years. In fact, an increasing number of funds seek to increase their presence in Spain through satellite offices. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the market is at a point of saturation, fact that does not come as a surprise. Spain is a very advantageous country for litigation funding because it offers a friendly regulatory framework. Spain is not restricted by the medieval figures of maintenance and champerty, typical figures of common law jurisdictions, and offers a lot of flexibility. Furthermore, art.…

Litigation Finance: Benefits for Companies

Every economic downturn is followed by an increase in litigation, and Covid19 is no exception. This crisis is generating many contractual breaches, force majeure disputes, disputes with suppliers, Employment Regulation Plans… But many companies face a tough choice: to invest their capital in legal services or even in a meritorious judicial or arbitral proceeding, or to reinvest those resources in the business to deal with these hard times. Litigation finance puts an end to this problem. Litigation funding or “third party funding” is a legal tool that allows an external party to a judicial or arbitral procedure to pay its…

“Spain offers a favorable regulation for Third Party Litigation Funders”

LawyerPress interviews our Senior Director, Carolina Bayo, to talk about Legal Finance in Spain. During the interview, Carolina explains why Spain is an attractive country for Litigation Funders, how Legal Finance is regulated, and how Stonward operates and works. “Spain is an attractive market for litigation funders for two reasons: a friendly regulatory framework and a country with very interesting legal assets,” explains Carolina. She also highlighted the importance of banishing some myths regarding this practice, such as the idea that “Legal Finance is an option only for insolvent claimants. Many times, a company is solvent and chooses not to…

Leaders League publishes the launching of Stonward

The international organization echoes the news that Stonward has kicked off its activity in Spain with the aim of offering solutions for financing litigation both in Europe and the Americas. The article quotes our Senior Director and Head of Legal Assets, Carolina Bayo, who explains that third party funding is “not just an option for insolvent claimants. Many times, a claimant is solvent and chooses not to empty its coffers in procedures that can last years, and reinvest those funds in the business and face other expenses that will generate profit in the nearer future. It also allows law firms…

Article: Litigation Funding is not financial speculation

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Stonward, the new provider of bespoke solutions to access legal finance in Europe and the Americas

Stonward Litigation Funding emerges in Spain to offer bespoke solutions to finance commercial disputes in both Europe and the Americas. With a clear vocation to serve clients as a strategic ally, we procure funding to match claims or legal needs with the right third party funder. We arrive at a key moment when an avalanche of global commercial disputes caused by Covid19 are expected due to breach of contract by States and corporations, or increased financial and organizational pressures, for example. Third party litigation funding, increasingly present in Spain, is a legal tool that allows an external party to a…