About Us

Omni Bridgeway is a publicly listed company on the ASX (Australian Stock Exchange) (ASX:OBL) since 2001 and has 18 offices across Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, the UK and the US, managing a global investment portfolio. 

We have a highly experienced team of 150+ 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.

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
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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 on the ground in 18 locations
  • Multidisciplinary in-house intelligence, asset-tracing and legal support team 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

Ranked in Asia-Pacific, the UK and US for Litigation Funding and globally for Asset Tracing and Recovery (Investigations Agencies)

LEADERS LEAGUE

Ranked as 'leading' and 'excellent' for litigation and arbitration funding in the US, UK and Europe

WHO'S WHO LEGAL

Twenty-two Omni Bridgeway team members recognized as thought leaders in inaugural edition of WWL: Thought Leaders – Third Party Funding. Two team members recognized in WWL: Arbitration.

THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL

Recognized in ‘Best of’ list for ‘[US] Law Firm Funding provider’ category

LAWDRAGON  

Six Omni Bridgeway team members recognized among 100 leaders in litigation finance; Nine recognized in LawDragon Global 500 Restructuring & Insolvency Advisors Guide 

CANADIAN LAWYER

Recognized with the Readers' Choice Award for Top Litigation Funder in Canada

CORPORATE COUNSEL 

Recognized as one of the Best Commercial Litigation Funding Providers in the US in 'Best of' survey 

THE RECORDER

Ranked number 1 '[US] Law Firm Funding Provider' in 'Best of' list

FINANCIAL TIMES 

FT Innovative Lawyers Awards - Asia Pacific 2019 Highly Recommended: Funding of SIAC arbitration with leading international law firm

 

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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.