Litigation Funding SA (Pty) Ltd assists creditors, claimants and their legal advisers in sourcing the adequate funding to mitigate the costs of litigation. We provide funding of legal claims and payment of adverse costs orders. Our services include strategic legal planning, monitoring of litigation and assistance in facilitating settlements, as well as maximizing the value of each claim. The company is incorporated under South African law in the conduct of its designated investment business.
The company’s founding members are:
Martin J. Bauwens, Managing Director
Martin is a Belgian lawyer who is established in South Africa. He is based in Cape Town. Martin has been practising law for more than 20 years, both as an attorney and as a judge at the Council of State, the Belgian administrative Supreme Court. He also lectured public and administrative law at the Catholic University of Louvain. He has published numerous articles in several law journals. Martin has pioneered litigation funding in South Africa. He holds a law degree with honors and a diploma in philosophy.
Kalman G. Druker, Consultant †
Kalman is a practising attorney in Cape Town. He holds two Master’s Degrees and is a winner of the prestigious Butterworths LexisNexis award. Kalman has had articles published in local and overseas law journals and has attended two courses at Harvard Law School. He is currently, inter alia, Chairman of the Contingency Fees Committee established by the Law Society of South Africa with a view of consolidating current practice among South African attorneys in regard to contingency fees. Kalman is also a serving member of the Council of the Cape Law Society. Kalman passed away on 16 June 2013.