Last week, the British journalist Martin Bryant revealed through his blog that he has brought a class action before the High Court of England and Wales representing seven million guests residing in England and Wales. The purpose was to obtain compensation due to the loss of control of personal data suffered as a result of a data breach which took place between 2014 and 2018, through which there was unauthorized access to the reservation database of the Starwood Group (since acquired by the Marriott Group), including, inter alia, passport numbers, dates of birth and possibly credit card details.
The economic crisis that started to engulf Spain in 2007, which the country has been shaking off little by little, has spurred players in the restructuring market to step out of their comfort zone and go down lesser-trodden paths in Spain. This means players are exploring new alternative sources of funding to conventional bank lending; similarly, investors, encouraged by experiences in other markets, are incessantly researching any mechanisms that will enable them to move their capital in their constant search for greater returns. Litigation funding has been moving towards the point where the interests of all of these appear to converge.