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Competing with BigLaw: strategies for small firms

For a small law firm—even one with deeply experienced talent and a proven record of success—it can be difficult to win a battle for litigation work against a BigLaw competitor. A litigation funder can help small, well-qualified firms level the competitive playing field with BigLaw.
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Easing the pain of corporate cost cutting

In-house legal teams and their outside counsel are under ever-greater pressure to do more with less. We explain how a shift in strategy can help generals counsel continue to deliver results and even drive revenues despite budget cuts.
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Litigation finance: three trends shaping our industry in 2019

As we advance into the second half of 2019, three trends that have taken shape in recent years continue to propel growth of the litigation finance industry. We identify the trends below and discuss why they continue to matter in a sector bringing well-timed disruption to the legal services pricing model.
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Legal recovery programs and dispute resolution finance

Recent reports show that companies are forgoing millions of dollars in dormant claims and unpursued recoveries. An expected economic downturn is likely to exacerbate this problem as companies’ legal budgets are reduced further, making it less likely that funds will be expended on disputes. A legal recovery program, combined with dispute resolution finance, can mitigate these problems and generate revenue and value for companies.
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Is third-party funding of commercial disputes permissible in Singapore and Japan?

Asia is the fastest-growing economic region in the world. Increasing regional cross-border investment leads to a rise in the number of international commercial disputes. The dispute resolution finance industry in Asia is still developing. However, growth of the industry is expected to be swift. IMF Bentham's Asia-based team have recently co-authored two articles on third-party dispute resolution finance in Singapore and Japan.
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Litigation finance: a proactive way to source new business

What many lawyers may not realize is that they can take proactive steps to do something about it—and in the process obtain new, or more, business while forging a stronger relationship with their clients. In working with a litigation funder, outside counsel can develop a plan for alternative fee arrangements for affirmative litigation that will drive revenue for their client, trim litigation costs, and reduce risk.
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