About Us

Omni Bridgeway is a publicly listed company on the ASX (Australian Stock Exchange) (ASX:OBL) since 2001 and has professionals around the world managing a global investment portfolio. 

We have a highly experienced team of 185+ specialists in law, intelligence and finance with expertise in civil and common law legal and recovery systems. We work with individual claimants, law firms, corporations, sovereigns and multilateral institutions.

Our team assesses investments and enforcement opportunities arising in nearly every region, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, the UK and the US. We have funded hundreds of cases to completion, offering disputes financing and judgment enforcement capability and experience that is unsurpassed in the industry.

Global leader in dispute finance, financing disputes from inception through trial, appeal, enforcement and recovery

  • Funding and management of disputes, and international enforcement of judgments and awards (against sovereigns on all continents)
  • Enforcement of non-performing loans of banks and subrogation claims of insurance companies
  • Coverage for client adverse cost exposure in loser-pay jurisdictions

Combined team of legal and recovery experts

  • Seasoned litigators, enforcement lawyers, economists, financial experts, business intelligence and asset-tracing professionals
  • Experience funding commercial, antitrust, intellectual property, arbitration, whistleblower, bankruptcy, securities and multi-party-claims
Omni Bridgeway 35 years in business

Experience delivers results

Since 1986, Omni Bridgeway has established a record of financing disputes and enforcement proceedings, and 2021 marks numerous anniversaries that reflect decades of delivering results for clients.

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Your ally in capital and risk management

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Unmatched experience and record of integrity

           bringing you peace of mind                                                                          

  • 30+ years of experience in funding and assisting enforcement and asset recovery proceedings globally
  • Repeatedly hired by governmental entities (ECA’s), banks, political risk insurers and multinationals
  • The only funder with a dedicated enforcement joint venture with the World Bank’s IFC
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Strong and transparent financial position

backing claims to resolution and covering adverse costs

  • Publicly-listed (ASX:OBL) since 2001
  • Unique global After-the-Event capabilities
  • Transparent financial reporting and corporate governance
  • Robust balance sheet and cash position
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Global
Resources

providing local knowledge and expertise around the world

  • Teams in every time zone
  • Funding capabilities in nearly every region
  • Multidisciplinary in-house intelligence, asset-tracing and legal support professionals to help counsel get results
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Project management and strategic insights

supporting clients’ prospects for success                                            

  • Dedicated investment managers who bring strategic support and extensive expertise to every case funded
  • Enforcement experts skilled in executing complicated negotiations with governments and private parties
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Strong relationships and a broad network

collaborating from the start to achieve optimal outcomes

  • Relationships with leading lawyers and adjacent industry experts
  • Relationships across the legal, finance, intelligence, insurance and related industries
 

Core Values

Transparency

Accountability

Rigor

Entrepreneurship

Collaboration

 

History

The company today known as Omni Bridgeway is the strategic combination of multiple companies that trace their roots to the early days of financing legal risk. The activities of the companies first began in the Netherlands in 1986 with a company forming under the name Omni Bridgeway to focus on trading distressed debt. By 1990, that company had expanded its capabilities to engage in distressed asset recovery and restructuring.

Later that decade, a company formed in Australia under the name IMF Bentham to focus on insolvency funding. As IMF Bentham grew across Australia, Omni Bridgeway expanded to Guernsey and Geneva. In 2011, IMF Bentham made its first international moves, opening an office in the United States and following that up with others in the country, a joint venture in the United Kingdom, expansion into Canada, then Asia and the Middle East.

Omni Bridgeway meanwhile was also growing, having expanded to Singapore in 2015 and then acquiring ROLAND ProzessFinanz, a leading German litigation funder, opening an office in Dubai, and forming a joint venture with IFC (part of the World Bank Group), to assist banks with funding and managing the enforcement of non-performing loans and related disputes in the Middle East and Africa.

By 2019, the companies had become respected leaders, each with decades of complementary experience and impressive track records in their areas of expertise. Recognizing the advantages that could flow from joining forces, they became one global entity in November that year when IMF Bentham acquired Omni Bridgeway. The combined entity is the world’s largest and most experienced dispute funding group and enforcement and recovery specialist.

In recognition of the heritage behind and appropriateness of a name that described the company as everywhere and in every manner a means of connecting with financing and risk management solutions, the company decided to rebrand as one global entity under the name its longest established part had used all along: Omni Bridgeway.

Track Record

  • Investments
    400+
  • EPV + Claims Under Management
    A$9.5 Billion + ¢2.5 billion
  • Funds Management
    7 funds (~A$2.2 billion)
192Completed Investments

Investments funder to completion at June 30, 2019

Our track record speaks for itself

AUD 2.4 Billion

Total Recoveries

AUD 1.5 Billion

Returns to funded claimants

89%

Success Rates

2.6 Years

Average Investment Length

134%

Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)

This Data has been reviewed by EY on 30 June 2019

 

Industry Acknowledgement

We are honored by market acknowledgement and thank our peers and clients for their recognition.

CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS

LITIGATION FUNDING:

The only Band 1 Australia,
South East Asia, Canada (2021)
Band 1 Europe (2021)
Band 1 US (2018-2021)
The only Band 1 APAC (2019, 2020)
Band 4 UK (2020, 2021)

GLOBAL ASSET TRACING & RECOVERY:

Band 1 (2020, 2021)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:

Band 2 US (2021)

WHO’S WHO LEGAL

WHO’S WHO LEGAL THOUGHT LEADERS:

25 team members recognised (2021)
22 team members recognised (2020)

WHO’S WHO LEGAL ARBITRATION:

2 team members recognised (2020)
1 team member recognised (2022)

THE RECORDER

LITIGATION FUNDING PROVIDER:

Number 1 'Litigation Funding Provider' (2017, 2018)

LAW FIRM FUNDING:

Recognised in ‘Best of’ list for 'Law Firm Funding' (2017, 2018)

FT INNOVATIVE LAWYERS

FT INNOVATIVE LAWYERS AWARDS – ASIA PACIFIC HIGHLY COMMENDED:

Funding of SIAC arbitration with leading international law firm (2019)

CANADIAN LAWYER

CANADIAN LAWYER READERS’
CHOICE AWARD:

Recognised as a Top Litigation Funder (2018, 2019, 2020)

LAWDRAGON

GLOBAL 100 LEADERS IN
LITIGATION FINANCE:

14 team members recognised (2021)
6 team members recognised (2020)
2 team members recognised (2016-19)

GLOBAL 500 RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY ADVISORS:

9 team members recognised (2020)

LEADERS LEAGUE

ARBITRATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION:

1 team member recognised,‘Best Litigation Funder Arbitration’ (2021)

LITIGATION FUNDERS:

Ranked ‘leading’ and ‘excellent’ for litigation and arbitration funding in the UK, US and Europe (2019, 2020, 2021)

CORPORATE LIVEWIRE

INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE AWARDS:

1 team member recognised, ‘Excellence in Class Action Services’ (2017) Litigation Finance Firm of the Year (Germany, 2021)

CONNECTICUT LAW TRIBUNE

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
FUNDING PROVIDER:

Number 1 litigation funding provider in ‘Best Of’ list (2018) Recognised in ‘Best Of’ list (2017)

GLOBAL ADVISORY EXPERTS

GLOBAL ADVISORY EXPERTS AWARD:

Litigation Finance Firm of the Year (Germany, 2021)

THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL

THE LAW FIRM FUNDING PROVIDER:

Recognised in ‘Best of’ list for ‘Law Firm Funding provider’ category (2019, 2020, 2021)

ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL

ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL EXCELLENCE AWARD:

Leaders in Litigation Funding Services (Germany, 2021)

CORPORATE COUNSEL

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION
FUNDING PROVIDER:

Recognised in ‘Best of’ list for ‘Commercial Litigation Funding Provider’ (2017, 2018)

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY
INSURANCE PROVIDER:

Recognised in ‘Best of’ list for ‘Professional Liability Insurance Provider’ (2017, 2018)

CORPORATE INTL

CORPORATE INTL AWARD:

Litigation Finance Firm of the Year (Germany, 2021, 2022)

 

We are where you are

Servicing clients where their needs arise is a top priority for Omni Bridgeway.

We operate on a virtual basis around the clock across time zones and deploy capital for disputes and enforcement activities in nearly every region of the world. Our professionals are always within reach and ready to meet with you wherever and whenever your needs arise.

To find an Omni Bridgeway professional in your region, please visit our team page.

Careers

Omni Bridgeway is one of the most rapidly expanding dispute resolution finance firms in the world. We hire professionals dedicated to ensuring that the service we provide to clients is unsurpassed and the investments we make provide optimal returns to investors.

We welcome enquiries from seasoned professionals interested in joining our industry-leading team.