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Litigation Funding – Russian & Foreign Experience

Wednesday, May 15
08:15 - 09:30

Courtyard, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)



Litigation funding has grown dramatically for the last year in Russia. Businesses and individuals, having already used the model, claim it has actually become a way to get a lawsuit to the court.

Now Russia has all the conditions for Litigation Funding market growth. PLATFORMA estimates, the market is about 100 billion Roubles per year. Apparently, Litigation Funding progress will become one of key means for development of legal representation market. It will increase the demand for legal assistance and contribute to the growth of fees and efficiency of cross-border disputes.

Foreign and Russian investors and lawyers, successful in litigation funding, will discuss the topics at KOMMERSANT and PLATFORMA Business Breakfast at SPILF 2019.

Topics for discussion:

  • Litigation Funding – global trends
  • Legislative control of class actions
  • Legislative control of third party dispute funding. What lacks? What is a solution?
  • Litigation Funding guidance: approach of a law firm
  • Litigation Funding: investor’s approach
  • Contingency fee management
  • A scandalous decision of The Moscow Region Arbitration Court of March, 27th, 2019. Why it is necessary to fix a contingency fee
  • Issues of reimbursement of legal fees in the context of Litigation Funding progress
  • Expensive lawyers case. What are court fees?
  • The economics of Litigation Funding: what, where, and how much?



Irina Tsvetkova, Lawyer, Founder of PLATFORMA Service



  • Denis Novak, Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Gruzdev, Chairman of the Board, Association of Lawyers of Russia
  • Tatiana Menshenina, Partner in the litigation and arbitration team, Head of Russia & CIS practice, Withers LLP
  • Tatiana Andreeva, Deputy Chairman of The Supreme Arbitration Court of Russian Federation (Rtd.), PhD in Law, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation
  • Sergey Borodin, Managing Partner, Attorney Firm Borodin & Partners
  • Alessandro Volcic, Managing Director, Kroll Russia & CIS
  • Yuliy Tay, Managing Partner, Bartolius Law Firm
  • Sergey Pepeliaev, Managing Partner, Pepeliaev Group
  • Jack Bradley-Seddon, Partner, Bench Walk Advisors LLC
  • Alexander Zablotskis, Chief Legal Officer, А1 Investment Company

* The Programme may be subject to change