Commercial Litigation Funding
Matthew Amey
Matthew Amey
Matthew Amey
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Matthew is a highly experienced broker of commercial litigation funding and insurance, with a particular emphasis on international arbitration. Having obtained his LLB, Matthew began his career in Before the Event insurance before becoming an After the Event insurance underwriter for one of the biggest legal expenses insurers in the industry. During this time, Matthew developed a particular interest in de-risking commercial litigation and arbitration.

Matthew joined TheJudge as a Director in 2005 during a period of impressive growth in demand for After The Event insurance and when litigation funding was in its infancy. With extensive experience of securing funding and insurance in international arbitration, particularly bi-lateral investment treaty arbitrations, including in ICSID, ICC, NAFTA, other institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, Matthew heads up the international arbitration funding team at TheJudge. Matthew also works in the commercial and civil litigation teams, arranging bespoke and portfolio funding solutions for law firms and clients.

Matthew frequently speaks about commercial litigation funding and ATE insurance at various legal seminars and events across the UK. He also regularly contributes to industry publications and has been featured in trade and national press.

Notable Experience:

  • Secured litigation insurance on behalf of the successful claimant in Gill v RSPCA [2010] EWCA Civ 1430, in relation to both the first instance and Court of Appeal actions
  • Brokered a substantial litigation insurance package on behalf of the claimants in Corby Group Litigation v Corby District Council [2009] EWHC 1944 (TCC)
  • Secured a multi-million pound litigation insurance policy on behalf of the bankers instructing Mishcon de Reya in their High Court and Court of Appeal actions against Commerzbank
  • Brokered a financing package for a consortium of commercial clients in their bi-lateral investment treaty claim against a European sovereign
  • Brokered an insurance hedge for a law firm acting under a contingency fee arrangement in an ICSID arbitration
  • Secured numerous portfolio funding facilities on behalf of banks involved in pursuing negligence claims against surveyors and/or valuers in the wake of the economic crash in 2008/2009
  • Brokered a $3m litigation insurance policy on behalf of a substantial commercial client pursuing losses suffered as a result of a price-fixing cartel
  • Secured significant litigation insurance capacity on behalf of a client pursuing a high profile shareholder dispute
  • Secured litigation funding and insurance for an entrepreneur against a private equity firm in the ground-breaking claim of Vercoe v Rutland Fund Management and Others [2010] EWHC 424 (Ch) which clarified the law on how damages can be assessed for breach of an obligation in respect of confidentiality

Articles and Publications:

The insurance section of the Law Society’s “Conditional Fees – A Survival Guide (3rd Edition)"

"Third Party Litigation Funding in England and Wales: An Overview” - Practice Note for Practical Law Company

Article on Damages Based Agreements – Law Society’s Litigation Funding Magazine, July 2012

Article on how FDs can hedge litigation risk – Finance Director Magazine, July 2012

"Notice of Funding” – Solicitors Journal, December 2011

"Making the Step Up” – Law Society’s Litigation Funding Magazine, October 2011

"Question Time” – Law Society’s Litigation Funding Magazine, August 2011

"Intensive Care” – Law Society’s Litigation Funding Magazine, June 2011

"Harsh Lessons” – Law Society’s Litigation Funding Magazine, December 2010

"PIG of a Problem” – Law Society’s Litigation Funding Magazine, August 2010

"Mirror, Mirror on the Wall” – Law Society’s Litigation Funding Magazine, June 2010

"Litigation Risk Transfer Plays Role in Contested Wills Cases” – New Law Journal, October 2009