INTERVIEW: PROCEDURES - ANTITRUST CLAIMS - PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT - LITIGATION FUNDERS

James WILLIAMSON (Vannin Capital): Funding competition claims - How do funders work?

Interview conducted by Marc Barennes, Référendaire, Court of Justice of the European Union (General Court), Luxembourg 

It is a pleasure to meet with you, James. In addition to your role as an associate director of Vannin Capital, a leading litigation funder, you have particular expertise in funding disputes involving breaches of competition law. I thought it would be extremely enriching for both practitioners and academics to get a clearer understanding of what litigation funders can offer in the realm of competition private enforcement in Europe. The questions I have decided to ask you address three themes, the terms of competition litigation funding, the consequences of litigation funding on competition claims and finally the next developments in the field. The terms of funding antitrust claims There are a number of factors that litigation funders take into consideration when assessing claims such

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James Williamson, Marc Barennes, James WILLIAMSON (Vannin Capital): Funding competition claims - How do funders work?, February 2019, Concurrences Review N° 1-2019, Art. N° 89378, www.concurrences.com

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