Know your options when pursuing litigation claims against a bankrupt defendant. In this Beyond Hourly podcast, learn how to obtain a successful outcome and how litigation finance can help maximize your recovery in this scenario.
Common law jurisdictions where third-party funding is in its nascent stage, such as Singapore, can look to jurisdictions with a more established third-party funding infrastructure, such as the U.K., to develop and refine its own regime. We engage in a comparative review of the development of litigation finance in the UK and Singapore and look ahead at how funding may continue to evolve there.
At present, Hong Kong lawyers are not permitted to charge fees based on the outcome of any proceedings. However, in some jurisdictions around the world, various forms of flexible fee structures are permitted. As Hong Kong is a leading centre for arbitration and wishes to preserve and promote its competitiveness with other popular arbitral seats, the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong (Commission) established a sub-committee to make recommendations regarding ‘Outcome Related Fee Structures’ (ORFS).
With a decade under our belt of operating in North America, we discuss our expansion in the region, how we’ve brought dispute funding services to claimants, firms, and companies, and predict what’s in store for the future of the litigation finance industry.
The Supreme Court of New Zealand has dismissed an application for leave to appeal an “unless” order striking out the proceedings unless the claimants’ provided security for costs by a certain date. The case was a multi-party action brought on behalf of some 3,600 investors in the failed carpet-maker, Feltex Carpets Ltd (Feltex). Despite the case being funded, the security was never provided and the Supreme Court’s refusal to grant leave has effectively brought the case to an end.
Die von der EU-Kommission im November 2020 verabschiedete Richtlinie geht in vielen Teilen weiter als die deutsche Musterfeststellungsklage. Unternehmen zeigen sich daher alarmiert und befürchten, dass eine Klageindustrie auf Deutschland zukommt. Verbraucherschützer dagegen begrüßen die neue Klageform und wünschen sich von der nationalen Umsetzung ein scharfes Schwert für die Durchsetzung der Rechte von Verbrauchern.
Third party funding (TPF) of disputes is now an established financial product in many jurisdictions around the world, including in Europe and the US. The use of TPF has also been growing in the Middle East, especially since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with interest coming both from funders entering the market, as well as from claimants wishing to use external finance for their disputes.
Curious what criteria are considered when a company seeks litigation finance for its trade secrets matters? Our in-house trade secrets expert, Stephanie Southwick, shares insight into what funders look for as well as discusses the benefits of working with us.
Plaintiffs that suddenly find themselves with an insolvent defendant face new obstacles and costs in continuing to litigate their claim. Omni Bridgeway's Amy Geise and Deidre Carey Brown of ForsheyProstok offer insight into how litigation finance can help.
The ERA Pledge is committed to promoting gender diversity in arbitral proceedings and provides Pledge Corporate Guidelines for corporations who seek broader and a more gender-balanced arbitrator selection process.
In a webinar for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia, Omni Bridgeway Investment Manager Leanne Meyer chatted with our Head of Enforcement for Asia, Marjolein van den Bosch-Broeren, about the role a dispute funder plays in enforcing judgments and awards from unwilling or evasive debtors and early steps in-house counsel can take to safeguard collectability.
All signs point to the Western District of Texas as the next hot spot for U.S. patent litigation filings. For companies and claimants looking to pursue infringement claims, litigation funding can be utilized to help see their cases through trial.
Ken Epstein of Omni Bridgeway, along with other panelists, provide valuable insight into the fundamentals of litigation finance and how it can be used by companies facing financial distress or insolvency in this Turnaround Time podcast.
Litigation funding is becoming a more regular feature of the legal landscape in New Zealand, particularly in the funding of large multi-party actions. However, there are no specific legislative or regulatory provisions that apply to litigation funding and no statutory class actions regime.
As litigation finance continues to grow in international markets, the English Court of Appeal issued a judgment earlier this year sending a strong message that funders be well capitalised and transparent about their financial position. Alistair Croft discusses this recent case, as well as Omni Bridgeway’s stance on these matters as a listed company.