On 9 October 2017, the Lisbon University School of Law will host a conference dedicated to the draft report of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration (“Task Force”). The draft report is currently available for public comment, from 1 September until 31 October 2017.

Eric Z. Chang will speak on a panel focusing on the draft report from the Client and Funders’ perspectives. The full program can be found here.

The Task Force Co-Chairs, Professor Catherine Rogers, Professor Stavros Brekoulakis and ICCA Governing Board member Professor W.W. (Rusty) Park, will engage with conference attendees the draft report, which include chapters on the impact of third party funding on costs and security for costs, attorney-client privilege, and conflicts, together with overarching chapters on definitions, best practices, and the impact of third-party funding on investment arbitration.


About the Author:

Eric Z. Chang, firm founder and Principal, has extensive experience practicing both in civil law and common law systems. He is a former French Avocat à la cour and a current member of the New York and California Bars. He has practiced in Paris, New York and California on cross-border matters involving parties and disputes in Africa, Europe, the United States, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. His experience covers a wide range of issues and industries: he has represented commercial clients in cases dealing with construction delays and disruptions, finance, securities and accounting fraud, shareholder disputes, maritime attachments, oil and energy, banking and telecommunications. He also represents clients on investor-state disputes, including bilateral investment treaty (BIT) arbitration.