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Third Party Funding of International Arbitration Claims: The Newest “New Thing”

The Third Party Funding of International Arbitration Claims: The Newest “New Thing” is being sponsored by the New York State Bar Association and the Fordham University School of Law, in collaboration with the American Bar Association Sections of Dispute Resolution and International Law.

The event will be held at:
Fordham University School of Law
113 West 60th Street, 12th floor Lounge, New York, NY
June 15, 2011
1:00PM-7:00PM

Learn how the industry and the case law is developing, what funders look for in making their investment decisions, what commercial, professional, and ethical considerations need to be reviewed, why international arbitration may be ripe for expanded use of such investments, and what empirical research reveals and predicts for the future.

Topics to be covered include:
*areas relating to professional and ethics issues
*the possible impact of funding on the attorney-client relationship
*attorney client privilege
*conflicts of interest among the participants
*how to find a funder, the role and responsibilities of the lawyer, the different structures available for funding, the various funder services provided, the returns to and risks of the funder, how “sacred” is the contract, and “hands-on” versus “hands-off” considerations.

Presentations, comments, and questions, will be presented by prominent experts in the field, including providers, users, academics, and the media.

Registration: Go to www.nysba.org/DRroundtable ; or call (518) 487-5600.

Information provided by: Stephanie H. Reckler of Fulbrook Management, LLC