Investment Manager, IP and Patent Law

About Omni Bridgeway

Omni Bridgeway is the global leader in litigation funding, with 35 years’ experience and track record in both civil and common law disputes as well as in global cross border enforcement matters. Omni Bridgeway is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:OBL) and has the world’s largest dispute finance team, with 185+ talented professionals working from 21 locations across 12 countries.

Our team of legal, funding and recovery experts are some of the most skilled leaders in their fields. Our strategy is based on local teams with local expertise and networks, working together in international teams to provide global solutions and services to our worldwide client base. A highly collaborative approach is an important part of our company culture.

Both globally and in EMEA, Omni Bridgeway has the largest funding team, with a physical presence in 7 markets and activities throughout the region. We are rapidly growing and seeking exceptional and collaborative dispute resolution experts to further expand our footprint in the EMEA region.

Position Overview

Job title: Investment Manager, IP and Patent Law
Office location: Cologne

About the position

Omni Bridgeway is seeking a German legally qualified investment manager with extensive experience in IP and patent law disputes to increase the capability of its EMEA and global investment team.

Omni Bridgeway has an established team of patent law investment managers in the US and a significant portfolio of funded matters. There is an increasing demand for litigation funding in EMEA in relation to IP and patent law disputes with connections to the US and Asia. This position will work in close collaboration with the US IP and patent law group and report to the EMEA Chief Investment Officer and management team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Managing a portfolio of IP and patent claims in EMEA.
  • Expanding Omni Bridgeway’s presence in the region.
  • Acting as a subject matter expert on IP and patent law disputes for EMEA.

The role will appeal to candidates who enjoy high-growth, entrepreneurial and international environments and are comfortable being both strategic and hands-on in the way they operate.

Responsibilities

Funding applications

  • Due diligence on factual and legal issues of potential investments.
  • Considering the financial metrics of applications (including budgets, funding and return structures, risk sharing arrangements).
  • Preparing for, and presenting to investment committee(s).
  • Assisting the legal team with the funding documentation.

Managing funded cases

  • Monitoring and managing the progress of funded cases, including continuing assessment of prospects of success and recoverability as well as managing external advisers on timelines and budget.
  • Adding value in strategic direction and settlement discussions

Business development and marketing

  • Coordinate business development activities with the EMEA investment and marketing teams as well as with the US based IP and patent law team.
  • Source investment opportunities in relation to IP and patent law disputes in Germany and across Europe.
  • Identify and pursue valuable law firm and client relationships across Europe.
  • Driving and contributing to business development activities such as thought leadership, panels and events.

About the person

Education

  • Law degree and admitted to practice.
  • Additional education in complementary fields such as finance highly regarded.

Experience and Expertise

  • At least 8 years’ experience, of which a minimum of 5 years in IP and patent law disputes. Additional experience is highly regarded.
  • Specialist attorney title for IP rights (“Fachanwaltstitel für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz”) a plus.
  • Fluent in English and German. Additional languages a plus.

Key Competencies

  • Analytical thinking – strong ability to identify key issues, and manage processes from inception to completion.
  • Relationship management - ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Communication – strong ability to create and deliver well-crafted verbal and written communication and reporting.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Self-motivated, results-driven and thorough.
  • Public speaking skills; marketing and business development experience.

Benefits of Joining our Team

  • A truly entrepreneurial role with the market leader in the dispute funding industry; being part of the expansion of Omni Bridgeway in EMEA and globally.
  • Leveraging legal skills on high profile matters, outside an hourly-fee business model.
  • Being a member a rapidly growing, talented and collaborative global team.
  • Competitive remuneration package, including the opportunity to participate in Omni Bridgeway’s Incentive Compensation programs.

How to apply

Please apply by sending your resume and a motivation letter to [email protected]. If you have any questions about the position please contact Thijs Heerens (HR manager EMEA) at [email protected] or Dina Komor (Senior Investment Manager) at [email protected]).