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08-Jul-2020

Corporate wrongdoing is the real reason D&O premiums in Australia are rising

Andrew Saker, CEO of Omni Bridgeway, explains how corporate wrongdoing is the real reason D&O premiums are rising in Australia.
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07-Jul-2020

Do operating companies have a better shot at IP litigation funding? The answer may surprise you.

Dispute finance can help both operating companies and non-practicing entities assess and manage the legal risks associated with litigation.
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02-Jul-2020

Litigation funding returns in Australian class actions - the facts

Omni Bridgeway has welcomed the Parliamentary inquiry into litigation funding and class actions that is currently underway in Australia. It provides an opportunity to improve the Australian class action system. However, opponents of litigation funding and class actions are using the inquiry to spread misinformation, in particular about returns generated by funders on successful actions. We set out some facts.
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01-Jul-2020

How funding can help VCs and startups unlock their litigation assets

VCs and startups often view litigation as a cost that dilutes a company’s capital, but by working with a funder like Omni Bridgeway, companies can develop a strategy to turn their meritorious legal claims into profitable assets.
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26-Jun-2020

Omni Bridgeway recognized by Chambers and Partners as a top litigation funder and asset tracing and recovery specialist

Omni Bridgeway has received recognition as a leading funder and asset tracing and recovery specialist from Chambers and Partners.
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26-Jun-2020

Omni Bridgeway makes a splash in Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Legal Finance Inaugural Guide

Congratulations to our many team members recognized on Lawdragon’s inaugural 2020 Global 100 Leaders in Legal Finance guide.
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23-Jun-2020

Why dispute funding should be on your company's radar

What is dispute funding and how can your company benefit? Time to put this advantageous tool on your company’s radar.
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23-Jun-2020

Investment treaty arbitration and dispute resolution finance

In this podcast, Omni Bridgeway Investment Manager and arbitration specialist, Nathan Landis, and Nick Gallus, Special Counsel with law firm Lipman Karas, discuss a range of issues relating to investment treaties between states and other entities, including the role of investment treaty arbitration to resolve any disputes that arise.
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18-Jun-2020

Latest judgment in the dispute between Mr Farkhad Akhmedov and Tatiana Akhmedova shows strong endorsement of funding from the English Courts

Every good law student, and indeed litigation funder, knows that it is a maxim of English law that if there is a conflict between the common law and equity, equity will prevail. The judicial approach to litigation funding has largely been shaped by the motivations of those parties who either have funded cases or have been the beneficiaries of such funding.
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16-Jun-2020

Correcting the record – litigation funding and returns to group members in Australian funded class actions

The Parliamentary inquiry into litigation funding and class actions announced earlier this year seeks to ensure fair and equitable outcomes for claimants and group members. As a pioneer of the industry and largest funder in Australia, Omni Bridgeway fully supports these aims. Part of our business is to provide finance and access to justice to claimants and group members in class actions who lack the resources to pursue complex and costly disputes.
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Press Releases

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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03-Dec-2019

Thousands of Queensland flood victims to be compensated after IMF Bentham-funded court action

IMF Bentham has welcomed the Supreme Court of New South Wales judgment in the Brisbane Floods class action, which will allow thousands of individuals and businesses to recover losses caused by the severe flooding in 2011.
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02-Dec-2019

IMF Bentham and Glaister Ennor announce the filing of an application in the New Zealand High Court in Auckland seeking leave to commence a class action against CBL Corporation (in liquidation)

IMF Bentham and Glaister Ennor announced the filing of an application in the New Zealand High Court in Auckland seeking leave to commence a class action against failed NZ insurance company, CBL Corporation (in liquidation), which will seek to recover compensation for shareholders of CBL.
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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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