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    Litigation Funding: Burning Questions from GCs

    Robert HannaAugusta Ventures

    Posted 10 months ago


    You probably already know that third party funding is becoming an increasingly important part of the commercial disputes landscape, but unless you’ve been directly involved in a funded dispute, you’re unlikely to be familiar with when, how, and why funders can get involved.

    Ben crowd-sourced a list of top questions from his GC network and put these to Robert Hanna, Managing Director at Augusta Ventures, in a series of quick-fire rounds. What disputes will they fund? What happens if the claim fails - and what happens if it succeeds? Do funders choose your law firm and counsel? Do they fund defendants or just claimants? All this and more - so the next time a dispute crosses your desk, you can start to think whether to involve a funder.