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Justina Stewart helps launch Tresartis

Justina Stewart has been working closely with Sandton Capital Partners on the launch of Tresartis, a litigation funder focused on the insolvency market. Private equity and special situations institutional investor, Sandton Capital Partners, has announced the launch of Tresartis, a new litigation funding platform focused on the insolvency market which forms part of Sandton’s “IP Unlock” offering. The platform consists of a team of specialist solicitors and legal counsel to deliver a simple, transparent and commercial option into the market, which includes Outer Temple member Justina Stewart. Justina is acting as external counsel to Tresartis, contributing her deep, practical and commercial knowledge of insolvency litigation and litigation funding. What is Tresartis? London-based Tresartis will purchase claims or provide funding for…

News, Financial Services 25 May, 2021

OTC welcomes Anthony Lo Surdo SC to chambers

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that Anthony Lo Surdo SC has joined chambers as a Professional Associate, based in Sydney, Australia. Anthony joins our global team of legal experts and will enhance our existing presence in the Southern Hemisphere with his experience and impressive existing practice. He is qualified to practice across all states and territories of Australia as well as internationally. Anthony is a Senior Counsel practising primarily from 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers in Sydney, Australia. He also practises from Lonsdale Chambers in Melbourne. He qualified as a barrister in 1996, following 9 years’ practice as a solicitor in leading Australian law firms and was appointed an SC, equivalent to QC, in 2011. He was also Head…

Banking, Commercial, News, Disciplinary & Regulatory, Financial Services, Mediation, Sports 14 Aug, 2020

Cryptoassets; English Freezing and Proprietary Injunctions

If your client is the victim of fraud, and some of the fraudster’s assets are cryptoassets, can you get a freezing or proprietary injunction over them from the English courts? Robert Rhodes QC answers this question in the latest edition of US-China Law Review. The fundamental question is: Are cryptoassets “property”, so as to be capable of being the subject of an injunction? Recently, this has been the subject of various decisions in the UK High Court, culminating in AA v Persons Unknown [2020] EWHC 3556, where Bryan J held that although cryptoassets are neither things in possession nor things in action, they are a third category of “property” which English law recognises, and so they can be the subject…

Business Crime, Legal Blog & Publications, News, Financial Services 13 Jul, 2020

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