Litigation Funding

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Litigation Funding: Pioneering an Alternative Asset Class in South Africa

Litigation funding occurs when a third party, with no direct interest in a legal case, finances the legal costs in return for a share of the claim proceeds if successful. “This form of finance allows proceedings to be pursued which otherwise would be hindered by a claimant’s lack of funds” explains Elad Smadja, CEO of …

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Opinion: Litigation Funding – A CFO’S Perspective

Today’s CFOs face a diverse and complex range of challenges and priorities. These include ever-present liquidity demands, increased compliance and regulatory issues, the need to optimise expense budgets, and the constant pressure to do more with less. Consequently, CFOs need to be solutions-driven and responsive in how they make decisions. Litigation finance (also called litigation …

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Local Legal Financier Raises R80 million for Commercial Litigants during the Pandemic

An R80 million fund is now available to finance cases that may not have otherwise been able to proceed Taurus Capital is the first in its sector in South Africa to raise a fund of this value Johannesburg, 28 October 2020: A South African legal financing firm, Taurus Capital, has announced the availability of an …

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Mediation and Mediation Funding

The disclaimer that all lawyers give their clients upfront in litigation is that litigation is lengthily, expensive, and without guarantee. Disputes, however, do not have to be a binary choice of either entering lengthily acrimonious litigation, or walking away from a claim. Mediation is a recognized preliminary Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) process available to disputants …

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