Third-Party Funding – Taking Stock
Third-party funding is commonly acknowledged to have started in Australia, from where it spread to United Kingdom, the United States and parts of Europe. Yet, the external financing of disputes remained on the fringe of the dispute eco-system and seldom
Mitigating the Risks of Subrogated Claims by Insurers
International Arbitration and Third-Party Portfolio Financing Picture this: you are a trade credit insurer with multiple claims from policy holders. What are some relevant factors that may help you reduce the risk of pursuing subrogated actions instead of passing on losses
Three “Pitfalls” for the Unwary: Third-Party Funding in Asia
For some time, practitioners would have seen news alerts headlining that third-party funding is permitted in Singapore and Hong Kong for arbitration and arbitration-related court proceedings. Digging a little deeper beyond the shiny new labels, this article highlights three practical
The Diverse Minority
At the recent annual International Academy of Collaborative Professionals' Forum in Seattle, I attended a plenary session on inclusion and diversity. The discussion led by an African American professor Dr Theopia Jackson got me thinking very hard about how I
Dear Amicus Agony I face difficulties at work when my boss asks that I react to letters from opposing counsel in a manner which I feel to be unreasonable. I understand that he has years of experience over me but I
Legal Technology is Changing the Legal Profession. What Does this Mean for You?
On 8 and 9 October 2018, LawSwitch co-founders, Tim and Fiona Kirkman, from Sydney, Australia presented at both the Law Society of Singapore and the Future of Law and Innovation Programme (FLIP). They shared a little as to their journey
Lawyer + Machine = ?
Introduction - The Cyborg Lawyer Man-machine hybrids such as cyborgs have long been a staple of science fiction stories and movies. Typically, fictional cyborgs emanate both foreboding (think Darth Vader of Star Wars) and invincibility (think the Borg of Star Trek –
Make Transparency Clear
How to Fight Bribery and Corruption in Your Law Firm This article discusses some of the key measures for law firms to combat bribery and corruption, including a written anti-bribery and corruption policy and internal controls. Introduction The risks of bribery and