International dispute financier, IMF Bentham Limited has announced a class action seeking compensation for shareholders of failed New Zealand insurance company, CBL Corporation (CBL). IMF Bentham has teamed up with New Zealand law firm, Glaister Ennor who will lead the action together with a counsel team headed by Philip Skelton QC.
Bentham IMF is pleased to announce that it has signed a strategic, three-year collaboration agreement with the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC), a nonprofit organization formed to advance, strengthen and promote the conduct of international arbitration in New York.
Patent cases are excellent candidates for litigation funding. Hear Sarah Tsou, Bentham’s investment manager and former Kirkland partner and patent litigator, describe how funding and patent litigation work together.
A company’s claims are an often-overlooked asset with the potential to attract millions of dollars of investment capital without diluting shareholders’ interests. Yet for many investors, the prospect of a company pursuing litigation or arbitration raises concerns of a costly and unpredictable process that may have a negative impact on earnings and share prices. Dispute resolution finance from IMF Bentham can alleviate these concerns for companies.
Litigation is inherently unpredictable. We consider a few of the case developments that can affect funding relationships, how they might be handled, and the solutions that funders, claimants and their counsel typically adopt when a case takes a surprising turn.
‘Financial issues’ are one of the top five trends legal professionals expect to have greatest impact over the next three years, according to a survey by Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory. These include greater price competition, alternative fee structures and cost containment pressures.
Last week, Justice Beach in the Federal Court of Australia approved the settlement of the securities class action against Sirtex Medical Limited (Sirtex). The action, funded by IMF Bentham Limited, had settled during the trial, subject to the court’s approval.
For a small law firm—even one with deeply experienced talent and a proven record of success—it can be difficult to win a battle for litigation work against a BigLaw competitor. A litigation funder can help small, well-qualified firms level the competitive playing field with BigLaw.
Quinn Emanuel partner and patent litigator Steve Cherny discusses the ways his firm shares risk with clients, how litigation funding has affected Cherny's practice, and how funding is benefitting the legal system as a whole.
The Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear an appeal in a case funded by Bentham IMF involving a lawsuit against Callidus Capital Corporation, in a matter that will shape Canadian law on litigation funding.
How valuable is your patent litigation claim? Quinn Emanuel partner and patent litigator Steve Cherny sat down with Bentham IMF investment manager Sarah Tsou to share his 30 years of knowledge and insights on the patent industry.
In-house legal teams and their outside counsel are under ever-greater pressure to do more with less. We explain how a shift in strategy can help generals counsel continue to deliver results and even drive revenues despite budget cuts.