ALI-ELI Webinar on Third Party Funding of Litigation


The American Law Institute (ALI) and European Law Institute (ELI) hold a joint webinar on Third Party Funding of Litigation on 15 April 2024

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The webinar is part of a series of joint webinars, which aim at showcasing the on-going and completed works of both Institutes. It follows a successful inaugural webinar on the ALI-ELI Principles for a Data Economy and the second webinar on the Use of Automated Decision-Making and Consumer Law.

The current webinar, which will take place from 18:00 to 19:30 CET (12:00–13:30 ET), aims at engaging in a transatlantic dialogue on Third Party Funding of Litigation (TPFL). Speakers will share insights on existing legal frameworks as well as the interim findings under the ELI Project on the topic. The diverging factual contexts in which litigation funding takes place, the different interests at play in different contexts and stages of the funding process, the different developments of litigation funding in countries in which the practice is well developed and developing areas will all form part of the discussion.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Pascal Pichonnaz (ELI President; Professor, University of Fribourg) 
  • Tom Baker (Professor, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School; American Law Institute)
  • Susanne Augenhofer (Professor, University of Innsbruck; Co-Reporter of ELI Project on TPLF)
  • Sara Cockerill (Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court of England and Wales; Co-Reporter of ELI Project on TPLF)
  • Alice Fremuth-Wolf (Market Head for Austria & CEE region, Nivalion)
  • Pia Lindholm (Deputy Head of Unit for Civil Justice, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission)