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In 2021-2022, Deminor helped several business owners in France in their pursuit of indemnification from insurance companies for losses suffered due to lockdown measures.
Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the French authorities ordered the closure of non-essential businesses (such as restaurants, bars, and hotels) from 15 March 2020 to 15 June 2020. Then, the French authorities imposed a further partial closure of non-essential businesses from 16 October 2020. This became a full closure from 29 October 2020 until end of June 2021.
Businesses which saw their activities interrupted because of these lockdown measures have suffered a significant loss of revenue. This loss of revenue is often covered by professional risk insurance taken out by business owners. However, insurance companies have so far largely refused to indemnify their policy holders.
Therefore, Deminor, as third party funder, has supported several businesses in the filing of a claim in front of the French courts claiming an indemnification against selected insurance companies.
Established in 1991, Deminor is a litigation funder with expertise and a proven track record in collective recovery actions. Deminor currently represents c. 330 victims of the truck cartel, c. 8,000 shareholders of Fortis/Ageas, and c. 5,000 investors impacted by the Madoff fraud.
We have built an unmatched track record over the past 25 years. We have been able to obtain an average recovery ratio of 42.6% for our clients, and we have achieved a positive outcome in 81% of our concluded recovery cases.