FAQ - Litigation Funding


What is a legal project?

Legal projects involve measures and actions that do not have a financial claim as their primary objective. The goal of a legal project is to work towards clarifying or changing the legal situation and can relate to a public or private law topic that is of significance beyond the individual case. The project character results from the fact that the change in the legal situation can be worked towards by means of a legal dispute, but that supplementary measures or actions can also be made, such as a media campaign or a publication in the specialist literature. Possible are also legal projects that completely dispense with the element of litigation. Sponsors who are interested in clarifying the issue can support the person concerned in his (legal) action with their sponsorship.

The trustee of a legal project monitors the use of funds to ensure that the sponsorship is used for the purpose defined by the person concerned.


Is registration necessary?

Without registration you can only use our AEQUIFIN platform to a very limited extent. For example, as a litigant you cannot submit case enquiries, as a sponsor you cannot see numerous cases and as a lawyer you cannot create cases. As a registered user, you can use all the functions of the AEQUIFIN platform. Registration is completed in just a few minutes.

Where can I register?

On the start page, click on "Submit Case Enquiry", "Become a Registered Lawyer" or "Support Cases". Alternatively, click on "Login" in the navigation bar. Here you can start the registration process.

Who is responsible for the visibility and access rights of a case and its data room?

The registered lawyer of the case is responsible for the visibility and access rights of a case and its data room. In this way, visibility and access rights can be set individually for each case. This ensures that a level of confidentiality appropriate to the case is met.

How do I submit a Case Enquiry?

As the litigant, click on "Use Platform" and "Submit Case Enquiry" or on "My area" and "Submit Case Enquiry" in the navigation bar. You can now answer the questionnaire step by step. You can then submit your case inquiry to us.

How do I generate an authorisation code?

As the litigant, click on "My area" and "Authorisation code". Click on "Generate". The authorisation code will now appear. Now click on "Save changes". Your generated authorisation code has been saved and can be used by your registered lawyer.

What is my financial risk?

Basically, you do not have any financial risk when the sponsorship of your legal concern is successful. We expressly point out, however, that the process budget and the process costs included there will only be taken over by the sponsors if the sponsorship is successful. If there is no financing for your case on the AEQUIFIN platform, you will bear the costs incurred by the mandate relationship with your appointed lawyer. Costs of a possible counterclaim will also not be borne.

Where can I find open case enquiries?

As a registered lawyer, click on "My area" and "Open Case Enquiries" in the navigation bar. You can now view the open case enquiries, show interest in specific cases and contact litigants or remove case enquiries from your list. In addition, you have the option of indicating that you have been given the mandate for an open case and of creating a case on the basis of this open case enquiries.

What is the process from an open case enquiry to a mandated case?

As a registered lawyer, you have found an open case enquiry that interests you. Click on "Show interest". You now have the option of sending a personal message to the litigant of the open case enquiry. If you have completed a mandate agreement with the litigant, you can click on "Mandate granted" in the corresponding case enquiry. To create a new case based on the case enquiry, confirm that there is a mandate agreement and enter an authorisation code. Your client can generate this code under "My area" and "Authorisation code". Click on "Confirm and Create New Case". A new case is created and appears under "My area" and "My Cases". You can now edit your case.

How do I create a new case?

As a registered lawyer, click on "My area" and "Create New Case" in the navigation bar. You can now create your case. It will then appear under "My area" and "My Cases", where you can edit it at any time.

How can I view and edit access rights to the case?

As a registered lawyer, click on "My area" and "My Cases" in the navigation bar. For your case, click on the button "Access Rights & Edit Requests". Here you can define the access rights and accept or decline your access requests from sponsors or contact interested sponsors (e.g. to conclude a confidentiality agreement prior to access).

How do I publish a case?

As a registered lawyer, you have finished creating your case, defined the access rights and want to publish it on the platform. To do this click from within the case on "Release for approval". Confirm that all case details are correct and click on "Release for approval".

How do I answer sponsors' questions and publish case questions & answers?

Interested sponsors asked their questions about the case in the Q&A phase (Q phase). Your case is now in the Q&A phase (A phase). Click on "My area" and "My Cases" in the navigation bar. Click on "Edit Q&A" for your case. You can now answer the questions in the text field. Once you have completed the questions & answers on the case, you can click on "Publish Q&A" under "My area" and "My Cases" in your case. Confirm and click on "Publish Q&A".

What is the financial risk of my client?

Basically, your client does not have any financial risk when the sponsorship of his legal concern is successful. We expressly point out, however, that the process budget and the process costs included there will only be taken over by the sponsors if the sponsorship is successful. If there is no financing for your client's case on the AEQUIFIN platform, your client will bear the costs incurred by the mandate relationship with you. Costs of a possible counterclaim will also not be borne.

Where can I find current cases?

As a sponsor, click on "My area" and "Current Cases" in the navigation bar.

How do I request access to a case?

As a sponsor, click on "Request Access" for the case you are interested in. Confirm and click on "Request Access".

How do I request access to the data room of a case?

As a sponsor, click on the "Case Details" tab in the case. Under "Case Documents in Secure Data Room", click on "Request Access to Data Room". Confirm and click on "Request Access to the Data Room".

How do I ask questions about the case?

As a sponsor, click on the "Questions & Answers" tab in the case. Here you can formulate your question on the case to the registered lawyer of the case in the text field. When you have finished formulating your question, click on "Send Question". Confirm and click on "Send Question".

How do I increase my sponsorship limit?

As a sponsor, click on "Change Account Profile" in your account settings. Below your personal details you will find the "Sponsorship Limit" area. Here you can view your sponsorship limit and the sponsorship you have used. To increase your sponsorship limit, click on "Apply for Identification Procedure" or "Sponsorship limit with bank guarantee or advance payment", depending on the amount you wish to increase your sponsorship limit by.

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