Third Party Funding: Can it be Regulated? Should it be Regulated? - Chapter 6 - Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law - Volume 13
Originally from Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law - Volume 13
MR. JOSÉ ALBERRO: Welcome to Session Number 2 of the 13th Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference. Like the members of the previous panel, I would like to thank Juris for having put this conference together for 13 years; it is always a pleasure to be here.
This session will deal with the issue of third party funding, which has become controversial over the last few years, raising the issue of the need to regulate it specifically or not. The structure of the session will be the same one as before: we have asked two authors to prepare two papers – which are brilliant- taking each one of the sides of the issue. It bears repeating that the topic has been assigned to them so the arguments and opinions they contain may or may not represent their personal opinion or the opinion of the institution they are associated with. We also have four people on the panel to comment on those presentations. Let me introduce all the people on the panel starting with the authors:
Camilla Gambarini, who will argue that third party funding should be regulated, is an associate at Withers Worldwide.
Jessica Beess und Chrostin, who will take the other side of the issue, is an associate at King & Spalding.
On my left, the members of the panel are Sarah Lieber, who’s Managing Director at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company; Ulyana Bardyn, a senior managing associate at Dentons, had a health problem that prevented her from being with us; I would like to thank her colleague, Meriam Al Rashid, for stepping in.
Then we have José Antonio Rivas, who’s a Managing Director at Vannin Capital.
And finally, Claire Stockford, who’s a Partner at Shepherd and Wedderburn.
So, Camilla, would you like to start?
MS. CAMILLA GAMBARINI: Yes, sure.
First of all, I would like to thank Juris and all the organizers to having invited me. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be here today.