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Burford bows to pressure to reform governance

16 August 2019

Burford Capital has bowed to pressure over its approach to corporate governance by announcing plans for a dual listing in the US, fresh directors and a new chief financial officer.

Burford shares tumble again despite manipulation “evidence”

13 August 2019

Shares in third-party funder Burford Capital fell sharply again yesterday despite its claim that trading patterns behind last week’s share price collapse were “consistent with illegal market manipulation”.

Now Quindell short seller takes aim at Burford

12 August 2019

The US short seller who caused Quindell huge problems five years ago has weighed in on Burford Capital too, describing the litigation funder as “inappropriately financed”. Daniel Yu, founder of Gotham City Research, also argued that short sellers were “important… Read More

Burford shares bouncing back as it launches stout defence

8 August 2019

Burford Capital has today issued a 5,000 word “rebuttal” to what it called the “false and misleading” short attack report issued by Muddy Waters, which more than halved its share price.

Burford bosses in shares pledge after short-selling attack

8 August 2019

Litigation funding giant Burford Capital was reeling yesterday after a short-selling attack on its shares saw them lose nearly half their value in a day.

US firm launches FX cartel claim after €1bn European fine

2 August 2019

Specialist US class action law firm Scott & Scott has filed an opt-out collective action under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 against five banks that unlawfully manipulated the foreign exchange market.

HFW strikes litigation funding and analytics deals

26 July 2019

City law firm HFW has agreed a £25m portfolio litigation funding facility with Augusta Ventures, while also unveiling a development partnership with litigation analytics start-up Solomonic.

Innovative investment deals push Burford’s profits ever higher

25 July 2019

Litigation funder Burford Capital has unveiled a 36% rise in operating profit for the first half of 2019 as it continues to make record levels of investments – and in increasingly innovative ways.

Pinsent Masons secures discount for clients in Augusta funding deal

4 July 2019

National firm Pinsent Masons has agreed a £25m litigation funding facility with Augusta Ventures that offers clients a discount on the funder’s usual success fee.

Use of litigation funding continues to rise despite cost concerns

2 July 2019

The “perceived cost” of litigation funding continues to be the biggest barrier to take-up by large companies, but most have still been increasing their use of it, according to a new survey.

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