Omni Bridgeway APAC team expands and announces senior promotions

Marella Gibson
Chief Marketing Officer - Australia and Asia | +61 2 8223 3517 | [email protected]

SINGAPORE AND SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 24 NOVEMBER 2022: Omni Bridgeway is delighted to announce new arrivals to its growing team in Asia, reinforcing the company’s leading position as the largest and most recognised dispute finance team in the market. We also congratulate senior colleagues on their promotions.

We welcome Eloise Matsui as Investment Manager. Eloise joins us from Stephenson Harwood where she was a partner in the restructuring and insolvency team in Hong Kong, and previously King & Wood Mallesons where she was a member of the litigation and regulatory team. Eloise brings a wealth of expertise in restructuring, insolvency and cross-border litigation and has acted for foreign, listed and private companies, creditors and insolvency practitioners across the breadth of restructuring, insolvency, enforcement and associated litigation scenarios.

Mitch Dearness joins our team as Investment Manager, bringing expertise in arbitration and cross-border litigation, with particular experience in the infrastructure, mining and energy sectors. Mitch joins us from Herbert Smith Freehills where he was a Senior Associate in the Singapore disputes team.

Kristen Smith (Melbourne) and Ewen McNee (Sydney) have been promoted to Senior Investment Managers, and Niall Watson-Dunne’s role as Investment Manager (Sydney) expands in recognition of his case management responsibilities. We acknowledge their combined extensive experience in legal finance and valuable role in the company’s development. Cheng-Yee Khong (Hong Kong) has been appointed Senior Relationship Manager, responsible for new case origination and relationship management across jurisdictions.

Our expansion is in direct response to the market’s flourishing demand for our financial solutions, and reflects our ability to attract leading talent. We are thrilled to welcome Eloise and Mitch to our wonderful team and further expand our services to clients.” Tom Glasgow, Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer (APAC), Portfolio Manager – Global International Arbitration

“Congratulations to colleagues on well-deserved promotions. It is the talent and hard work of our people that results in Omni Bridgeway being consistently recognised as the leading legal finance team.” Oliver Gayner, Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer (APAC)


Omni Bridgeway is the global leader in legal finance and risk management, offering dispute finance from case inception through to post-judgment enforcement and recovery. Omni Bridgeway is listed on the ASX and has operations around the world.