Ruth Stackpool-Moore is an Investment Manager based in Omni Bridgeway’s Singapore office, working with other offices internationally to originate, assess and manage funded cases throughout Asia, including arbitration (commercial and investor state), litigation and insolvency claims.
Ruth is a cross-border international dispute resolution lawyer, qualified in Australia and the UK. She has 12 years’ experience in private practice at leading global law firms; in global dispute finance and at one of the world’s leading international arbitration centres. She has represented multinational organisations in, acted as tribunal secretary for and reviewed from a commercial and legal standpoint complex cross-border matters throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, USA and the Middle East in a variety of sectors including defence, telecommunications, construction, media, pharmaceuticals and natural resources.
One of the first to set up and manage local operations for a global dispute funder in Asia, Ruth has been commercially assessing dispute prospects and funding cases in civil and common law jurisdictions in Asia, and globally, since 2015. She has also worked to develop regional political and legislative frameworks to allow third party funding in key Asian jurisdictions. Ruth is a member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Task Force on Third Party Funding.
Before joining Omni Bridgeway, Ruth was Managing Director for an exclusive broker to a global litigation funder in the Asia Pacific region. She joined the dispute finance market from the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre where, as Managing Counsel, she led the arbitration team for several years and, in 2014, managed the Centre as Acting Secretary-General.
Ruth holds Bachelors degrees in Law and Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia, and began her career in private practice with specialist firms Debevoise & Plimpton in London, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe in Paris and Coudert Brothers in Paris and Sydney. She is a frequent speaker and author on third party funding as well as arbitration-related issues and is recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Third Party Funding 2020 guide.
- Australian Arbitration Week. Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited (CIArb Australia) Annual International Arbitration Conference. 12 October 2020.
- Philippine Arbitration Day. PIARB. 25 November 2019. Manila