Deminor is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles T. Kotuby Jr. as member of its Investment Committee.
Charles has a unique 17-year experience working for the world-renowned law firm Jones Day in Washington D.C. where he was a partner in its Global Disputes Practice. Charles’s practice was focused on international litigation, commercial and investment arbitration, and judicial support for international proceedings. His expertise covers both common and civil law systems and international law. He appeared as counsel before some of the highest courts including the US Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He was also lead counsel in matters brought before ICSID and ad hoc UNCITRAL tribunals.
While he continues to act as counsel and arbitrator in a select number of international disputes, Charles is now Professor of Practice at the University of Pittsburgh Law School and an Honorary Professor of Law at Durham Law School. He is also the Executive Director of Pitt’s Center for International Legal Education.
Charles Demoulin, Deminor’s Chief Investment Officer, commented: “We are all delighted to have Charles joining our Investment Committee and contributing his outstanding expertise to our activities. His international experience and his ability to master legal and factual issues involved in complex disputes in various jurisdictions is a perfect match for Deminor’s global presence and ambitions, especially in light of the increasing diversification of our investment portfolio. Deminor has long been known for picking the right cases to fund. With Charles among us, this will only become even more the case.”
Charles Kotuby commented: “I am delighted to be joining Deminor’s Investment Committee. Case assessment is at the core of every legal academic’s skillset, which I developed over the course of 17 years in private practice as litigation and arbitration counsel. I am excited to leverage this experience and expertise for Deminor”.
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%.
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