UIA International Association of Lawyers 2021 Congress

The UIA International Association of Lawyers hosted its 2021 annual Congress in Madrid between 28 - 30 October. The hybrid event gathered legal professionals from around the globe to discuss the most pressing legal issues.

At 2pm on Friday 29 October, commercial disputes specialist and Partner John McElroy addressed ‘Group Litigation and Funding’ including:

  • the varying jurisdictional approaches to group litigation and litigation funding
  • the implications for lawyers
  • whether funding and group litigation really aid access to justice
  • whether they are the future of litigation

With Hausfeld being an early adopter of litigation funding, John was well placed to share his wealth of knowledge on this topic and was joined by five additional experts from across Europe, including Paul Convery from William Fry; Ian De Freitas from Farrer & Co; Ellseo M. Martinez from Ius + Aequitas; Giuseppe Scotti from Macchi di Cellere Gangemi; and Nathalie Sinavong from LMT Avocats.

The discussion sparked an interesting conversation was not to be missed.


John McElroy

John McElroy

  • Head of Commercial Disputes and Partner
  • London