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25-Nov-2020

Using Litigation Financing, Companies Can Reduce Risk in Uncertain Times

We discuss three methods businesses can use to deploy litigation finance to reduce risk and build revenue during uncertain times.
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19-Nov-2020

Christopher J. Young, Omni Bridgeway General Counsel-North America and Chief Compliance Officer, Featured in Vanguard Law Magazine

Vanguard speaks with Chris Young, Omni Bridgeway’s GC for North America and Chief Compliance Officer, about the growth of the litigation finance industry and the reasons why he embraces risk in his line of work.
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18-Nov-2020

Omni Bridgeway Wins 2020 Canadian Lawyer Readers’ Choice Award as a Top Litigation Funder

The readers of Canadian Lawyer have again identified Omni Bridgeway as one of their top litigation funders, for the third year in a row.
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18-Nov-2020

How companies can leverage litigation to fund mergers and acquisitions

Companies often take on significant debt from financial institutions to finance mergers and acquisitions. Learn how litigation finance can be used to stimulate cash flow until the deal is sealed.
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11-Nov-2020

How growing corporate governance and global class actions may intersect

Increasing numbers of corporate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)- related class actions may benefit from dispute funding due to their size, scope, and complexity.
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11-Nov-2020

Omni Bridgeway celebrates its one year merger-versary

We look ahead on our one-year merger-versary excited to expand geographically, introduce new funding solutions to the market and pursue strategic priorities to increase deal flow, grow our funds under management and achieve operational excellence.
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04-Nov-2020

Using litigation finance for intercreditor litigation

Litigation funding for intercreditor disputes has become “a clear third option” to paying hourly fees or hiring a law firm on a contingency basis.
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28-Oct-2020

The Exential case and litigation funding in the BVIs

We discuss the first written opinion expressly approving third party funding in the British Virgin Islands and what that means for those looking to use litigation finance there.
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23-Oct-2020

No more tyranny of distance in a virtual world – international arbitration in Australia

Omni Bridgeway was delighted to participate in a successful and stimulating Australian Arbitration Week (AAW2020), held in mid-October 2020. Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, AAW2020 was offered virtually and open to registrants from around the globe. It included speakers from Australia and abroad, including Omni Bridgeway arbitration specialists located in Australia, Asia and the US.
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22-Oct-2020

A prevailing party to a lawsuit does not lose its entitlement to a statutory fee award because it uses third party financing to pursue its claim

Legal challenges to the use of litigation finance continue to get debunked. Ken Epstein and Nilufar Hossain analyze recent case law discussing whether the presence of funding affects a prevailing party’s standing to recover a statutory fee award.
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Press Releases

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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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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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 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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Episode 14

Interview with Christian Paech and Omni Bridgeway's Leanne Meyer

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Episode 13

Interview with Omni Bridgeway's Tom Glasgow and Insolvency Practitioner Luke Furler

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Episode 12

Interview with Omni Bridgeway’s Group Chief Financial Officer Stuart Mitchell

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Episode 11

Legal Counsel Annie Lespérance interviews Associate Investment Manager Nickolas Tzoulas

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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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Video Library

11-Nov-2020

Benefits of dispute finance for companies

Dispute finance helps companies pursue their legal rights without cost or risk. It unlocks the monetary value in disputes, judgments and arbitral awards and removes legal spend from corporate balance sheets. Businesses use Omni Bridgeway’s dispute finance to create value, conserve cash and reduce costs and risks. This video outlines the benefits for companies.

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13-Oct-2020

What Bluberi means for litigation funding and creditor recoveries in Canada

Associate Investment Managers and Legal Counsel Nickolas Tzoulas and Annie Lespérance hosted a webinar discussion on the background and importance of the Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous decision in 9354-9186 Québec Inc. (Bluberi Gaming Technologies) v. Callidus Capital Corp., 2020 SCC 10 (the “Bluberi” case), which represented a milestone for commercial litigation funding in Canada, particularly in insolvencies and restructurings where lawsuits can be an asset class from which to maximize recovery for creditors.

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03-Sep-2020

Improvements to the Australian class actions regime

With a federal parliamentary inquiry underway into Australia’s class action regime and the role of litigation funding, industry experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills debate proposed reforms to improve the class actions regime.

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03-Sep-2020

Proposed regulation of litigation funders in Australia

In this discussion class actions experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills discuss the Australian government’s proposals to enhance regulation of litigation funders operating in Australia.

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03-Sep-2020

Appropriate returns to group members in Australian class actions

The Australian class action system and the role of litigation funders are currently under the spotlight. In this discussion industry experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills discuss whether any reform is needed to ensure group members receive appropriate returns from successful class actions.

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03-Sep-2020

Impact of contingency fees in Victoria - implications for Australian class actions

Victoria has recently passed legislation permitting lawyers in that state to charge “percentage-based” or contingency fees in class actions. In this discussion Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills discuss the potential impact of proposals to allow contingency fees in class actions more broadly.

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03-Sep-2020

Jurisdiction over class actions in Australia involving Federal law

Class actions experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills debate whether the Federal Court of Australia should have exclusive jurisdiction over securities class actions.

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03-Sep-2020

Class closure orders in Australian class actions

Critical issues relating to Australian class actions and litigation funding are being considered and debated due to the federal parliamentary inquiry currently underway. Class actions experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills talk about issues relating to class closure orders.

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Events

Nov 24, 2020

Interplay between Arbitration and Insolvency Proceedings - Regional Arbitral Institutes Forum 2020

Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb)

Virtual Event
Speaking: Cheng-Yee Khong
Nov 26, 2020

Funding insolvency claims in Asia-Pacific

Lexology

Online Event
Dec 08, 2020

Litigation Funding 2.0: A Rapidly Evolving Deals Landscape

IP Dealmakers Forum

Virtual Event
Presenting: Sarah Tsou
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