January 21, 2021Articles

The Case for Prudential Regulation of the Litigation Finance Market

The CLS Blue Sky Blog

The past decade has witnessed a steady stream of innovative capital markets products.   Among these developments is litigation finance – a transaction form where a non-party to a dispute provides capital to finance a litigation.  Litigation finance seeks efficiently to transfer the financial risk of litigation from those who cannot (or do not wish to) bear it, to capital providers  who seek to profit from voluntary exposure to the risk.  But, like many other financial products, litigation finance also carries nonfinancial risks that must be understood and addressed.  READ MORE...