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Litigation Support

Firm Details:

Number of employees: 29

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, Slovak, Vietnamese, Arabic.

Overview & History

Founded in 1990, Deminor is a leading privately-owned and international litigation funder with offices in Brussels, London, Hamburg, New York, Hong Kong, Milan, and Luxembourg. Deminor’s name, derived from the French ‘défense des minoritaires’, reflects its origins in providing services to minority shareholders. Deminor is still very much defined by the pursuit of good causes and its determination to restore justice for clients.


Combining skill sets from 16 different nationalities and 14 languages, Deminor has funded cases in 18 jurisdictions including the Americas, the Middle East and offshore centres such as the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. With specialists in arbitration, intellectual property, competition, corporate & post-M&A, investments, enforcement, and tax litigation, Deminor has achieved positive recoveries for clients in more than 81% of the cases it has funded, against an industry average of 70%.


In addition to funding one-to-one commercial claims, Deminor originates, syndicates and funds group actions. In 2018, Deminor was instrumental in reaching the largest ever settlement in Europe (EUR 1.3 bn in the Fortis case). Equally, the company does not shy away from being a first-mover in jurisdictions where funding has not been tested. It was the first funder to support collective actions in Italy and reached a landmark settlement in the Olympus securities action in Japan (2017).


Deminor is immensely proud of its diverse client base, which includes some of the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial companies, in addition to globe’s leading public and private pension funds, asset managers, sovereign wealth funds. Out of the ten biggest investors worldwide, four are recurring clients of Deminor.


Funding Structures:

Deminor’s flexible funding model offers finance for:

  • Single litigation cases as well as multi-jurisdictional litigation campaigns
  • Law firm or claimant financing
  • Single case investments or portfolio financing
  • Enforcement, including seed funding for asset tracing
  • Book building on selected projects
  • Case development – Deminor works with its law firm partners to identify and develop cases for funding


Main Areas of Practice

  • Investment Recovery – Deminor identifies, syndicates, supports and funds collective opt-in actions for its investor clients globally, while its comprehensive case management platform is used by Deminor and its law firm partners to manage disputes involving a large number of parties;
  • Antitrust Actions – Deminor is actively involved in originating, syndicating and funding private enforcement claims for victims of anticompetitive practices in a number of jurisdictions;
  • Commercial Litigation Funding – Deminor funds business to business claims across various areas of law.


International Work

Deminor is active on three continents and works from six offices. The company’s geographic focus is Western Europe, U.K., Japan and South-East Asia. However, Deminor opportunistically looks at other jurisdictions such as Canada, USA, Latin America, and the Middle East. Deminor has funded and supported cases in 17 different jurisdictions: Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Sweden, UK, USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, and the United Arab Emirates.

Deminor can serve its clients in 12 different languages. Its unique combination of civil and common law expertise allows it to seamlessly review and support cases in numerous jurisdictions and to support multi-jurisdictional litigation campaigns.


Offices:

Brussels Office

Sablon Tower - 19th Floor

Rue Joseph Stevens 7

B-1000 Brussels

Belgium

Tel:. +32 (0)2 674 71 33

Fax:+32 (0)2 674 71 20

Email: [email protected]

Hamburg Office

Gänsemarkt 43

20354 Hamburg

Germany

Tel. +49 151 24508586

Email: [email protected]

Hong Kong Office

The Hive – 14F, Manning House

38-48 Queen’s Road Central

Central, Hong Kong

Tel. +852 9721 2829

Email: [email protected]

London Office

St Clement's House

27-28 Clement's Lane

London EC4N 7AE

United Kingdom

Tel. + 44 203 908 8008

Email: [email protected]

Luxembourg Office

Rue Jean-Pierre Brasseur

L-1258 Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Tel. +352 26 44 12 25

Fax +352 26 44 12 25

Email:[email protected]

Milan Office

Via Vincenzo Monti 8

I-20123 Milan

Italy

Tel. +39 0287 38 46 00

Email: [email protected]

New York Office

1177 Avenue of the Americas – 7th floor

NY-10036 New York

United States of America

Tel. +1 646 564 6659

Email: [email protected]

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