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07-Aug-2020

Without litigation funders to back class actions, everybody loses

Litigation funding not only provides access to justice for claimants in Australian class actions but provides protection to defendants who know their costs will be paid in the event the action is unsuccessful. Funded class actions also have a number of other benefits.
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06-Aug-2020

Funding arbitration claims, recovering assets and the impact of COVID-19: HKIAC webinar

Omni Bridgeway investment managers, Cheng-Yee Khong and Marjolein van den Bosch-Broeren, were delighted to participate in a HKIAC webinar on funding claims, recovering assets and the impact of COVID-19 with Briana Young of Herbert Smith Freehills, the Vice-Chair of HKIAC.
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05-Aug-2020

Meet Martha Solinger: The newest member of Omni Bridgeway’s US Investment Committee

Spotlight on Martha Solinger: As the newest member of Omni Bridgeway’s US Investment Committee, Solinger brings a wealth of experience with class actions and other complex securities matters across the globe. We are excited to add her to our elite, diverse team.
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04-Aug-2020

How dispute finance can help distressed energy companies around the globe: Focus on Europe and the Middle East

In Part 3 of our 3-part series focusing on the energy sector, our Omni Bridgeway team in EMEA, Oscar van Rossum du Chattel and Jonathan Siklos, provide thoughtful commentary about the impact of the pandemic and how litigation finance can help companies get through rough financial waters.
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04-Aug-2020

Litigation funders level the playing field

Why are so many class actions bankrolled by litigation funders? Simple. Because class actions are high risk, highly complex and highly expensive.
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03-Aug-2020

Leaving money on the table: The costs colleges and universities bear from under-utilizing patent portfolios

Litigation finance offers a new school of thought for universities holding valuable, but costly, patent portfolios.
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30-Jul-2020

How dispute finance can help distressed energy companies around the globe: focus on Australia and Southeast Asia

In Part 2 of this 3 part series about how the energy industry is faring through the pandemic, we turn to our APAC team members, Nathan Landis, Shane Taylor, Marjolein van den Bosch-Broeren, and Chee Chong Lau, for their insight on the economic impact in their region.
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30-Jul-2020

Funder's fees put in context

The Murray Goulburn class action, taken on behalf of aggrieved unit holders in the dairy business and which settled late last year, has been cited repeatedly in the current Australian Parliamentary inquiry into class actions and litigation funding. To some, the returns generated by Omni Bridgeway, which funded the successful action, were too high. To others – including the one person in the best position to judge – they were reasonable. This article explains a number of critical factors that need to be considered.
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29-Jul-2020

The CFO perspective on dispute finance

The priorities and challenges that today's CFOs face are varied and complex. In a newly published Beyond Hourly podcast, Omni Bridgeway’s Group Chief Financial Officer Stuart Mitchell talks about what attracted him to the dispute finance industry and how dispute finance assists today’s CFOs address their priorities and challenges by converting litigation from an expense into an asset.
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28-Jul-2020

How dispute finance can help distressed energy companies around the globe: Focus on North America

In part 1 of this 3 part series about how companies in the energy sector can benefit from dispute finance during the economic downturn, we hear from our North American team members, Amy Geise, Eric Chenoweth, and Naomi Loewith about what companies need to know in order to navigate the tough times ahead.
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Press Releases

28-Jul-2020

Omni Bridgeway resolves to fund claims on behalf of Wirecard AG shareholders against Ernst & Young GmbH

Omni Bridgeway announces that it has resolved to fund proposed litigation to be brought by shareholders of Wirecard AG against its auditor, Ernst & Young GmbH.
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17-Jul-2020

Omni Bridgeway invests in Japanese legal business to provide access to justice for Japanese claimants

Omni Bridgeway Limited announces a new legal finance facility and an equity investment in an exciting new Japanese business providing Japanese clients with access to justice, without the associated costs and risks of pursuing their claims.
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23-Jun-2020

Omni Bridgeway calls for sophisticated debate on litigation funding fees

Omni Bridgeway Limited has used a submission to the federal parliamentary inquiry into litigation funding and class actions to recommend legislative changes to enhance the integrity of the class action system and to call for more sophisticated analysis of the returns to litigation funders.
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11-Jun-2020

Omni Bridgeway welcomes leading international arbitrator Benjamin Hughes to its Investment Committees

Omni Bridgeway is delighted to welcome highly respected international arbitrator, Benjamin Hughes to its Investment Committees, the decision-making bodies responsible for selecting the group’s investments.
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09-Jun-2020

A win for claimants in Alucobond cladding class action

In the Alucobond cladding class action the claimants, which include the bodies corporate of residential apartment buildings plus local councils, had a significant victory this week after the Federal Court of Australia rejected the German manufacturer’s submissions that the proceeding should no longer continue as a class action or in the alternative, the number of persons who are entitled to participate in the action should be limited.
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04-Jun-2020

Omni Bridgeway funds first international arbitration seated in Hong Kong

Proceedings have been filed in Omni Bridgeway Limited's first funded international arbitration in Hong Kong since the Special Administration Region amended its Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609) to permit third party funding (effective February 2019).
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14-Apr-2020

Omni Bridgeway welcomes Raymond van Hulst to the Board

Omni Bridgeway is delighted to announce the appointment of Raymond van Hulst to the Board of Directors, effective 9 April 2020.
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16-Mar-2020

The world’s largest dispute resolution finance team continues expansion with senior appointments

Omni Bridgeway has welcomed talented new colleagues to the team as the company continues its international expansion. The appointments include global leadership positions and important roles in Australia in response to increased appetite for dispute finance solutions. Omni Bridgeway can also announce it is expanding its footprint into New Zealand, where the firm is already active in several actions.
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16-Feb-2020

IMF Bentham to become Omni Bridgeway

IMF Bentham and Omni Bridgeway are excited to announce that IMF Bentham is adopting the unified global name of Omni Bridgeway Limited, following a shareholder vote at the company's General Meeting on 14 February 2020.
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23-Jan-2020

The world's largest dispute finance team just got even stronger with Mr Maarten van Luyn joining Omni Bridgeway and IMF Bentham in Europe as Director of Collective Redress

Omni Bridgeway and IMF Bentham are delighted to announce the addition of veteran commercial lawyer, Mr Maarten van Luyn, to the company's expanding Europe team. Maarten joins as Director of Collective Redress, based in Amsterdam, where he will source, assess and manage high value strategic litigation finance solutions throughout Europe, with a focus on group claims and LegalTech solutions for group claims.
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Case Studies

Shareholder action against Novo Nordisk A/S

We are funding a proposed claim against Danish healthcare company Novo Nordisk A/S, on behalf of institutional investors who purchased their shares on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.

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In Singapore's first funded commercial litigation, Omni Bridgeway assists an artist to recover revenue

Omni Bridgeway is funding a talented interdisciplinary artist and her design studio to gain a declaration of copyright ownership in Singapore in respect of high quality photographs they produced of a number of luxury hotels and, through proceedings in the US, seek damages for their extensive infringement on a variety of third party commercial websites over the last decade.

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An infrastructure construction company turns to Omni Bridgeway

Our client, an infrastructure construction company, concluded an agreement with an African state (via its Ministry for Works) to rehabilitate a roadway between two major cities.

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Major Japanese trading house recovers its debt in full from Mexican steel company AHMSA

We funded a US$8.75 million claim by a major Japanese trading house, who found themselves in a dispute with Mexican steel company AHMSA (Altos Hornos de Mexico S.A) after AHMSA entered administration and failed to pay for Roll Grinding equipment.

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Multi-jurisdictional enforcement claims for German construction firm against Ukrainian football club

We conducted a multi-jurisdictional enforcement for a German construction conglomerate against a Ukrainian professional Football Club.

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Turkish construction company turns to Omni Bridgeway to recover debts from Uzbekistan government

Having exhausted all avenues to enforce a favorable Award and recover monies owed by a parastatal of the Republic of Uzbekistan an exasperated Turkish construction company turned to Omni Bridgeway to devise and execute a recovery plan.

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Beyond Hourly Podcast

Tune in now to Omni Bridgeway’s BEYOND HOURLY podcast to learn about advancements in legal services that drive economic value.

Episode 10

Investment Manager Nathan Landis and Nick Gallus of Lipman Karas discuss Investment Treaties

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Episode 9

Investment Manager and Legal Counsel, Stephanie Southwick - How Litigation Funding Helps Startups, Part 2

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Episode 8

Investment Manager and Legal Counsel, Stephanie Southwick - How Litigation Funding Helps Startups, Part 1

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Episode 7

Interview with Omni Bridgeway's Sarah Tsou and Brian Fitzpatrick of Vanderbilt Law School

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Episode 6

Interview with Chief Strategy Officer and CoFounder of LegalMation, Enoch Liang

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Episode 5

Interview with Omni Bridgeway IP Funding Specialist, Sarah Tsou

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Episode 4

Interview with Quinn Emanuel partner, Steve Cherny (Part Two)

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Episode 3

Interview with Quinn Emanuel partner, Steve Cherny (Part One)

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Episode 2

Interview with Omni Bridgeway Bankruptcy Funding Specialist, Ken Epstein

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Episode 1

Interview with Stevens & Lee Shareholder, Nicholas F. Kajon

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