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13-Jan-2021

Litigation finance helps companies keep their cool during trade secrets disputes

Stephanie Southwick sits down with trade secrets litigation expert James Pooley to discuss trends in IP litigation, including the use, and benefits, of dispute finance by companies in this space.
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07-Jan-2021

How bankruptcy trustees can use dispute funding to accelerate and increase creditor distributions

For bankruptcy trustees facing a lack of resources to pursue complex claims, Amy Geise and Ken Hill discuss how litigation finance can help.
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30-Dec-2020

Navigating the road to recovery in IP cases with litigation finance

Sarah Tsou, an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel with Omni Bridgeway, is an expert on how litigation finance can help claimants unlock the potentially tremendous value of their most important IP. Read about her most recent appearance, as a guest on the podcast Clause 8, The Voice of IP with Eli Mazour of Harrity & Harrity, LLP, and access other podcasts and blog posts where she has shared her knowledge.
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23-Dec-2020

Walking the walk: Omni Bridgeway displays thought leadership and expertise in PLI Studio Briefings and Pocket MBA webinars

Our team walks the walk in these PLI webinars ranging from a discussion of ethical issues to the utilization of funding in specialty practice areas.
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17-Dec-2020

Compensation distributed to members of Williamtown Contamination Class Action

This week, the members of the Williamtown Contamination Class Action received some good news in the run up to Christmas: $57m in compensation was distributed by their settlement scheme administrator, Ben Allen of Dentons. The distributions followed from the landmark settlement achieved in February 2019 by Omni Bridgeway’s funded class action.
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16-Dec-2020

Are the floodgates now open?

We discuss the recent UK Supreme Court decision in Mastercard Inc et al v Merricks.
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16-Dec-2020

How Diversity at Start-Ups May Change the Face of Silicon Valley

Omni Bridgeway’s Stephanie Southwick sits down with Aravinda Seshadri, founding partner of Venturous Counsel, to discuss why ensuring a diverse workforce is good for business in Silicon Valley and beyond.
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09-Dec-2020

Queensland Supreme Court decision recognises public benefit of funded class actions

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland (Court of Appeal) held that the funding agreements between a funder and the members of a class action were not unenforceable as being against public policy and recognises the public benefit to be derived from class actions funded by a third party litigation funder.
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08-Dec-2020

Omni Bridgeway Hires Mara Abols as Corporate Counsel Based in Toronto

We’re growing our Canadian team to meet the needs of sophisticated clients as the size and volume of the deals we handle in the country has increased. Please join us in welcoming Mara Abols as Corporate Counsel-Canada for Omni Bridgeway!
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02-Dec-2020

Cases taking longer than expected? Consider litigation finance.

Recent statistics by the United States District Courts indicate the average civil case takes 28.4 months from filing to trial, a figure which seems to be on the rise. With cases increasingly becoming lengthy and costly consider litigation finance at any stage of your case to help you get to the finish line.
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Press Releases

21-Dec-2020

New Zealand combustible cladding class action filed in High Court

Omni Bridgeway and leading New Zealand law firm Russell McVeagh announce proceedings have commenced in the High Court of New Zealand against manufacturers of Alucobond PE core cladding products.
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08-Dec-2020

Omni Bridgeway funds Australian inventor in IP infringement claim against Coca-Cola

Omni Bridgeway is pleased to support Australian innovation by financing a claim for local inventor Veraseal Pty Ltd against Coca-Cola over the alleged IP infringement of its drink container patent - helping Veraseal pursue its legal rights to protect its patented invention.
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18-Sep-2020

Omni Bridgeway hires build on company’s expertise in corporate and IP funding and increase gender diversity on investment committee

Omni Bridgeway continues its US expansion with three new hires in New York, bringing on Megan Easley and Austin Ginnings as Legal Counsel and increasing gender diversity on its US investment committee with the addition of Martha E. Solinger.
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01-Sep-2020

Omni Bridgeway welcomes Tim DeSieno as Global Director of Distressed Debt and Senior Investment Manager

Omni Bridgeway is delighted to welcome renowned leader in emerging markets debt restructuring, Tim DeSieno as its new Global Director of Distressed Debt and Senior Investment Manager. Mr DeSieno will be based in New York and will be responsible for developing Omni Bridgeway’s global distressed debt business, which the Company has decided is a key part of its strategic growth.
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18-Aug-2020

Omni Bridgeway to fund claims against UBS in connection with Folli Follie bond offering

Omni Bridgeway today announces that it will fund the claims of a significant group of bondholders against leading Swiss Investment Bank UBS AG concerning the Bank’s role in the 2017 sale of Swiss franc-denominated debt for Greek retailer Folli-Follie Commercial Manufacturing and Technical SA (Folli Follie) that has since defaulted.
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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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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 18

Litigation Finance Helps Companies Keep Their Cool During Trade Secrets Disputes

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Episode 17

How Bankruptcy Trustees Can Use Dispute Funding to Accelerate and Increase Creditor Distributions

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Episode 16

Interview with Omni Bridgeway’s Stephanie Southwick and Aravinda Seshadri

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Episode 15

Interview with Omni Bridgeway’s Gian Marco Solas, author of Third Party Funding. Law, Economics and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

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Video Library

14-Jan-2021

Prozessfinanzierung im Arzthaftungsrecht – Risikofrei Schmerzensgeld durchsetzen

Jüngst hat das Oberlandesgericht Oldenburg einem jungen, schwer geschädigten Kläger ein Schmerzensgeld in Höhe von 800.000 Euro zugesprochen. Ein so hohes Schmerzensgeld ist in Deutschland eher ungewöhnlich und äußerst selten. Gerichte tun sich sehr schwer, geschädigten Kindern oder Personen Schmerzensgeldansprüche über 500.000 Euro zuzusprechen.

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14-Jan-2021

Prozessfinanzierung bei Betriebsschließungsversicherungen

Das Thema Betriebsschließungsversicherungen beschäftigt seit Beginn des Lockdown in Deutschland neben den betroffenen Unternehmen auch viele Rechtsanwälte und nunmehr auch die Gerichte.

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14-Jan-2021

Prozessfinanzierung im Kartellrecht

Unternehmen, die durch Preisabsprachen oder andere Kartellrechtswidrige Verhaltensweisen von Geschäftspartnern geschädigt wurden, schrecken häufig vor der Geltendmachung von Schadensersatzansprüche zurück.

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Events

Jan 21, 2021

Settling investment disputes – the art of the impossible

GAR BITs

Virtual Event
Jan 22, 2021

Navigating the Ethics of Litigation Finance

NYC Bar Association

Webinar
Presenting: Jim Batson
Speaking: Sarah Tsou
Jan 28, 2021

Macro Trends in Litigation Finance

Information Management Network (IMN)

Webinar
Presenting: Eric Chenoweth
Jan 28, 2021

Litigation Finance and Law Firm Funding History, Options, and Ethics for Solo Practitioners and Small Firms

Bar Association of San Francisco

Virtual event
Speaking: Matthew Harrison
Feb 02, 2021

The rise in requests for summary dismissal and what it means

GAR Interactive: Women in Arbitration

Virtual Event
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