8h30 – 18h00
In recent years, companies have been formed whose role is to finance court actions and arbitrations of other parties. The practice began in Australia, spreading to countries such as the United States, the UK and the Netherlands. This one-day workshop will study the legal issues arising out of third-party funding, both in national courts and in arbitration proceedings.
The workshop will in particular examine issues such as the relationship between the funder and the client, the relationship between the funder and the legal representative and the impact such funding might have on court, arbitration and mediation proceedings, along with the impact on the relationship between the client and the lawyer. The workshop will also explore whether there is a need for regulation in this area, both in general and from the perspective of the European Union.
The workshop will be held in English and French, without simultaneous translation.
The cost of the workshop is €200 for lawyers and other professionals, and is free for professors and students. The workshop counts as continued professional development for lawyers.
Advance booking is necessary as places are limited.