Fulbrook Capital Management | New York

Pioneers
In Dispute Finance

We are dedicated to representing claimants and investors (and defendants) in learning about, understanding, and sourcing the advantages available in the Dispute Finance industry, including linking capital to commercial claim needs.

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Fulbrook Standing

What is Fulbrook’s standing? Although a somewhat young company, it is consistently ranked among the “preeminent” and “prominent” and “leading” in the industry. Additionally, Fulbrook has been awarded since inception over 70 awards in excellence in the industry. It is committed to education and training in the market and industry. Fulbrook also works with portfolios of claims, and the range of investments needed here is usually in the $15 million to $75 million. Its founder and Chairman has been considered and referred to as the pioneer of the industry.
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The Billions Made by Lawyers when Multinationals Put Countries in the Dock

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism by Nick Mathiason and Claire Provost Click here to view original...

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Burford Acquires Gerchen Keller: What is Going on?

Leaders League December 20, 2016 Click here to view original article Leaders League has the honor to have invited...

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Burford acquires Gerchen Keller for up to $175 million

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Fulbrook Founder and CEO

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Selvyn Seidel

Fulbrook’s Founder and CEO, Selvyn Seidel, has a history in the industry, and is a respected professional in the area. He spent over 40 years managing and conducting complex commercial litigations, much of that as a distinguished international litigator and manager at the international and leading law firm of Latham & Watkins. In 2009, he co-founded, and then chaired, Burford, a public Dispute Finance company that within a couple of years became the largest in the world. A few years ago, he founded Fulbrook.

He lectures and teaches widely on Dispute Finance and high stakes litigation — at foundations including the RAND Institute of Civil Justice, and at law schools including Harvard, Columbia and its Center for International Arbitration (where he chaired the Advisory Board), NYU (where he was an Adjunct Professor of Law for 10 years), and Oxford University (where he is a Linacre lecturer in law). He writes extensively on the industry (including a Primer on the industry).

In a comprehensive study published at the end of 2012 that included a chapter on Dispute Financing, he was described as “probably the front-runner in the industry.”


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Dispute Finance

Fulbrook Capital Management | New York

The Dispute Finance industry advances capital to support the heavy legal and other prosecution costs of valid commercial litigation claims.

If the claim is successful, the provider of financing is compensated under various formulae tied to the claim’s success. If unsuccessful, that is the financing provider’s loss.

Today, the industry not only supports the legal fees of a Dispute, but can also support most other uses of capital, derived from an investment — such as business purposes of the claimant, or personal purposes. It is developing so that it can also be used for derivatives, and in some matters, buying and selling. Its development is rapid. Fulbrook has recently embarked on an effort to use its services to assist in settling disputes. We expect this use to grow for the benefit of claimants, defendants, investors, courts, and arbitrators.

The industry is young, complex, expanding, and dynamic. It is changing daily; has unsurprising growing pains; and sees an array of issues being debated and queued up that demand attention.
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Sourcing of Claims

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Fulbrook sourcing of cases from a wide population, and sourcing investors from a similarly wide population, (including, not only institutional investors but general investors with significant capital interested in investing in one or a portfolio of cases)

  • Assisting in negotiating the financing agreement and ancillary agreements
  • Assisting in pursuing claims with the aim of resolving claims through settlement or trial on favorable and fair terms
  • Supporting the lawyer in supplying objective expert advice for the client’s benefit, and standing between the lawyer and typical perils that face a lawyer in the financing world
  • Assisting in settling the disputes, and Speed, throughout

If at the end of the day the claim is not in our view financeable through Fulbrook, we can provide other needed advice for a case that may not be financeable, but may nonetheless be a good case. We can also assist in seeking other assistance for the claimant, if the claim merits this. We can seek to settle it.

Some claimants do not need capital at all. Instead, they require advice and support in other aspects of pursuing their claims. We are happy to consider delinking services from capital, or separating some service from others, in situations needing this.
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Challenges with Financing

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Claimants thus face daunting challenges, especially from increased complexities and costs of disputes. Claimants’ concerns are compounded because the challenges of each are unique; each claim differs from the next, as does one financing provider from the next, like fingerprints.

In the end, there is the over-arching problem that one size does not fit all. Indeed, each claimant, financing provider, and defendant, has its own personality, its special needs, its special solutions.

For the claimant world, there is a further problem. Demand for financing exceeds supply. The gap seems to be growing materially, especially since the demand is increasing with some speed as the knowledge of the industry spreads. The supply of capital has a number of hurdles, including experience and skills needed to invest sensibly in a complicated, young, fast moving, industry. Coupled with these problems is the undeniable fact that the claimants, investors, and defendants, need help in understanding the industry, navigating its rough waters, and finding the best solutions possible.

Fulbrook attracts many claimants, as well as investors, and even some defendants. One reason is nothing more than that the market and industry needs information and help through uncharted and churning waters. The challenges are significant. Another related reason is that there are few entities that people can turn to for expert, independent, assistance.

An additional and related reason is that Fulbrook is qualified and has a strong reputation. We can understand, evaluate, and otherwise support claimants and investors in their quest to link capital to claims, and then in the prosecution and resolution of the claims. We have, as noted above, just begun to seek to evaluate the claims and defenses in an effort to settle claims.
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Fulbrook Primer on Third Party Dispute Finance

authorsSelvyn Siedel

dateApril 5, 2016

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Supplement to Third Party Primer

authorsSelvyn Seidel

dateMay 9, 2017

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2017 List of Awards

authorsIrene DaCunha

dateJune 26, 2017

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We have access to suitable processes to review and true-up claims.

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Fulbrook Assistance

Fulbrook Capital Management | New York

Fulbrook supports claimants and investors and their lawyers in ways not previously available.

  • Fulbrook accessing capital, advice and information to enable better understandings of the industry and related choices
  • Assistance in assessing and evaluating claims
  • Enhancement of claims to their truer value
  • Identifying and attracting suitable investors in the claims, working through a network of relationships, including certain go-to investors whom we know are interested in particular types of claims, who are good, and who are fast
  • Packaging claims to more fairly present them to investors for financing commitments and funding.
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