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Asia Pacific Legal Updates


10 January, 2017


2016 will be a year to remember for many reasons. Keeping to the topic of litigation funding, I think of the Excalibur, Money Max and Essar decisions; Hong Kong and Singapore unlocking the gate to third party funding (TPF) and the Irish Supreme Court granting leave for the leapfrog appeal for approval of litigation funding in the Persona and Sigma case.


Given the pace of change in Asia, we dedicate this Harbour View to TPF developments in the whole region, but with a twist.  Ruth Stackpool-Moore and guest-editor Kiran Sanghera tapped into their vast network to bring you the candid views from institutions, lawyers and corporates first hand.


What struck me when reading this edition, is that General Counsel (GC) seem to have considered the advantages of TPF in great detail and are keen to embrace it.  This supports another development we have seen in 2016: an increased number of queries coming from GC directly.  Furthermore, the concerns raised when discussing litigation funding in Asia are the same the world over, so Harbour takes the 'hot seat' to answer these questions.  We complete this edition with an article on how practitioners can limit some of the uncertainty Brexit creates.


To bring you this incredible practical insight, we welcomed an unprecedented number of contributions from leading institutions, first-class law firms and top multinationals.  The team is always happy to discuss any of the topics mentioned in Harbour View.


To read the full report, please click here or for a printable version please click here.



For further information, please contact:


Stephen O’Dowd, Harbour

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