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Welcome to the TPF Observatory Blog. The Blog is a moderated platform delivering information and commentary on the ICCA/QMUL Task Force on Third Party Funding’s Draft Report for Public Comment.

The TPF Observatory Blog invites leading experts on third party funding to provide timely commentary on various issues and developments on third party funding, and in particular to the Draft Report for Public Comment.

We invite and welcome you to provide comments and contribute to a lively, constructive conversation. Comments are moderated and must respect our Editorial Policy.

 

Portfolio Funding, Decoded: An Interview With Iain McKenny of Vannin Capital

By Eric Z. Chang In the last decade or so, third party funding has entered into the mainstream consciousness of clients, law firms, academics, and policymakers alike. As a relatively new industry, third party funding is evolving at breakneck pace, with ever-more varied and sophisticated products. One of the more interesting developments is the introduction […]

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Third-Party Funding: Rational Economic Actors and the Investment Arbitration System Should Protect Against Potential Ill-Effects

Third-Party Funding: Rational Economic Actors and the Investment Arbitration System Should Protect Against Potential Ill-Effects By David L. Earnest, Shearman & Sterling LLP Third-party funding in investment arbitration is here to stay.  The question, therefore, is how best to address issues that may arise with the involvement of third-party funders.  Chapter 8 of the Draft […]

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ONE WEEK LEFT – Comment on the Draft Report of the ICCA QMUL Task Force on Third-Party Funding

ONE WEEK LEFT – Comment on the Draft Report of the ICCA QMUL Task Force on Third-Party Funding The draft report is open to public discussion until next 31 October. You may post your comments here: Comments … or otherwise send them to tpftaskforce@arbitration-icca.org News from the ICCA Website: “”1 September 2017: Third-Party Funding draft […]

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Keep Calm and Third Party Funding: Investment Arbitration

by Dr Crina Baltag University of Bedfordshire   The Draft Report of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration raises relevant issues for investor-state arbitration and for the promotion and protection of investment in the wider context of investment law.   One issue which is acknowledged by the Report and frequently […]

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Launch of the Third Party Funding Observatory

Third Party Funding Observatory Welcome to the Third Party Funding Observatory, an independent initiative whose mission is to serve as an online clearinghouse for news, information, commentary, and resources on third party funding. As part of its mission, the Third Party Funding Observatory is pleased to assist the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third Party […]

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