International Webinar on ‘Third-Party Funding in Investment Arbitration’ by ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad [Jan 9, 7 PM]: Register Now!

ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad is hosting an International Webinar on the “Third-Party Funding in Investment Arbitration” on January 9th, 2021 at 07:00 PM (IST).

About the Webinar

Third-party litigation funding (TPF) is a rapidly expanding industry composed of speculative investors who finance legal claims in exchange for influence over case management and a contingency in the recovery. The potentially high damage awards (recently averaging $500 million per dispute) characteristic of investor-state arbitration (ISDS) under the bilateral investment treaty (BIT) regime have made it a new and highly attractive market for TPF.

As many jurisdictions are beginning to consider the impact of TPF and its unique role in international investment arbitration, this Insight with Mr.Eken will present the operation of TPF in investment arbitration, and then assesses whether TPF is consistent with the goals of the investment law system and the values and interests of states. Lastly, it surveys some of the measures that have been or could be taken in domestic and international adjudicatory systems with respect to TPF.


The Speaker for the evening will be Mr.Can Eken, Attorney, and Counselor at Law, State Bar of California.

About the Speaker

Mr. Can Eken is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In his doctoral thesis, he is addressing procedural and ethical issues third-party funding (TPF) agreements have raised. A member of the State Bar of California and İstanbul Bar Association, he holds two LLM degrees, one from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and another from Dokuz Eylül University, where he also obtained his bachelor’s degree in law with a high honor degree. He spent the 2019/20 academic year at Stanford University as a visiting researcher.

He researched TPF and completed a questionnaire at Stanford, which he will use to conduct interviews with funders as part of his doctoral thesis. He is a member of the CIARB, Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), ICC YAF, LCIA YIAG, and many other international forums. He has practiced law and worked as a research assistant in Turkey before commencing his Ph.D. studies at CUHK. He has been invited as a speaker in numerous conferences, and published articles and blog posts on international arbitration, investment law, third-party funding, and online dispute resolution.”

How to Register

Visit the Google form given in the link below and enroll yourself for the webinar.

Click here to register for the webinar.

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