Category Archives: Harbour Lecture Documents

3rd EFILA Annual Conference 2018

Harbour is delighted to offer its support to the Annual Conference of the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA), themed “Parallel States’ Obligations in Investor-State Arbitration”.

The conference take place on 5th February at the Chancellor’s Hall, University of London, and will focus on:

  • Non-disputing third parties and their influence on arbitration
  • Investment regulation and arbitration
  • Human rights, environment and arbitration
  • Proposed Investment Court System

More information on the event.

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5th World Litigation Forum in Dubai

On the morning of 18th January, Mark King will join a panel of expert speakers at the 5th World Litigation Forum 2018 in Dubai to discuss evolving third party funding models.

This 2-day conference is themed around ‘Litigation Risks & Rewards in International Environment’ and brings together law firm partners, in-house counsel, litigators, investors, policy makers and legal service providers from all over the globe.

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Association of Corporate Counsel Hong Kong focuses on TPF

Together with senior lawyers from Freshfields Hong Kong and Singapore, Ruth Stackpool-Moore will discuss third party funding (TPF) during a lunchtime seminar organised by ACC Hong Kong. Ruth will offer her insight as a funder while the other members of the panel share their experience of – and lessons learned from – working with actual and potential funded claims.

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C5’s International insolvency and restructuring forum

On 14 and 15 November, insolvency and restructuring experts will meet in Jersey to discuss the latest developments in the industry at C5’s International Insolvency and Restructuring Forum.

On the afternoon of the first day, Susan Dunn will explain the benefits of using litigation funding in insolvency cases, address concerns often raised and analyse the impact of the exemption to LASPO Act.

For details on the event and how to book, click here.

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Legal Era Conclave 2017

The 6th Edition of the Legal Era Conclave 2017 takes place on 9 and 10 November in London and focuses on key challenges for lawyers and businesses operating in a global economy. This ranges from tackling fraud, corruption, money laundering and anti-terrorism activities; increased attention on business conduct and ethics and how to best grow the business.

Stephen O’Dowd will be part of the expert panel, chaired by Robert Wyld from JWS, to discuss class actions and collective redress. This plenary session takes place on Friday 10th November between 12.15-1.15 pm.

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Second Annual Lecture, Hong Kong: mission accomplished or unfinished business?

The rise and rise of litigation funders

As part of Hong Kong Arbitration Week 2017, Gavan Griffith QC presented the Second Annual Lecture for the Asia Pacific Region to a packed-out audience on 18th October.

With our lecture series we offer guest speakers a platform to provoke thought and challenge the audience, and we were delighted to be the first funder to invite Gavan Griffith.

He reflected upon the position of third-party funders as established players in the international disputes industry and revisited security for costs applications in international disputes as they may be affected by the participation of a litigation funder, as unfinished business three years on after he flagged the issue as ripe for examination in his assenting remarks in RSM v St Lucia.‎

His background notes for the extempore lecture.

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The Law Society’s Commercial Litigation Conference

This year’s Commercial Litigation Conference by The Law Society on 16th October focuses on commercial litigation and costs and examines the latest developments on budgeting, proportionality and the extension of fixed costs. And how have the Jackson reforms affected legal businesses?

Such a day would not be complete without talking about third party funding. Lucy Pert will offer the latest funding updates. She joins a high-calibre line up of judges, costs barristers and commercial litigators on the platform.

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Fifth Annual Lecture: the ‘delights’ of dispute resolution in London

June 2017

What better occasion than our 10th anniversary to reflect on London’s position as a dispute resolution centre? We joined Lord Clarke on his journey of experiences past and present.

First, he reflected on the relationship between arbitration and the courts: should the courts have any role in connection with arbitration? One of the attractions of arbitration under English law is indeed the developed state of our commercial law, so yes. He also identified a number of areas which make London a leader in the field of commercial dispute resolution.

Not to be missed were some of his lessons into the conduct of arbitration and litigation. His humorous discourse showed us an insight into what (dis)pleases judges who, after all, we are trying to impress in an arbitration or court room. We should not lose sight of the fact that the hints about what (not) to do – listed in pages 8 to 11 – are refreshingly basic. Do we take their inclusion as an indication that they are underused by a few too many?

He rounded up the lecture with a few thoughts on the costs review. So much has been done, with so much more to do. That is one point we can unanimously agree on.

His full speech.

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Costs in arbitration workshop in London

Costs continue to dominate the legal landscape and with continued pressure on legal budgets in 2017,  it is important to understand and control all aspects of costs and time.

With that in mind, CIArb runs a practical Costs in Arbitration Workshop in London on 10th May 2017.  Combining the expertise of a leading law firm, recognised arbitrator and a funder the workshop will focus on five main areas:

  • costs of arbitration proceedings
  • practical cost budgeting
  • security for costs
  • applying for third party funding
  • the award and assessment of costs.

For practical information on programme, prices, venue and registration details, please click here.

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Costs in arbitration workshop in Hong Kong

Costs continue to dominate the legal landscape and with continued pressure on legal budgets in 2017, it is important to understand and control all aspects of costs and time.

With that in mind, CIArb and Harbour Litigation Funding have joined forces to bring a practical Costs in Arbitration Workshop in Hong Kong, one of the leading arbitration centres, on 28th March.

Combining the expertise of leading law firms, a recognised arbitrator and a funder, the workshop will focus on five main areas:

  • costs of arbitration proceedings
  • practical cost budgeting
  • security for costs
  • applying for third party funding
  • the award and assessment of costs.

For practical information on programme, prices, venue and registration details: click here.

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