Building owners, bodies corporate and public bodies of properties in Australia who believe their buildings may be affected by combustible cladding will find important information on Omni Bridgeway’s Australian Combustible Cladding Class Actions webpage. The webpage contains Notices for likely class members that have been approved by the Federal Court of Australia and full details of the online registration process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In countries where it is permitted, Omni Bridgeway’s investment managers offer their expertise in managing complex arbitration, litigation and recoveries. This can enhance the claimant’s chances of achieving the best possible result.
With the threat of large NPLs (non-performing loans) looming in the face of an economic downturn, financial institutions can turn to dispute funding to alleviate the risk of, and retrieve value from, NPLs.
87% of insolvency practitioners and financial institutions now consider third party finance a valuable solution after learning how it works from Omni Bridgeway’s Ruth Stackpool-Moore in a recent webinar hosted by Simmons & Simmons.
Omni Bridgeway Investment Manager and former General Counsel of RSL NSW, Leanne Meyer, chats with Christian Paech, former General Counsel and Company Secretary of Australian energy company, Santos Limited. They discuss some of the challenges for an in-house legal team when a company has a claim and how dispute finance can assist.
New insolvency and restructuring laws in Singapore will make it easier for liquidators and judicial managers to obtain dispute funding in a broader range of insolvency related claims. The new laws were not drafted with the effects of a pandemic in mind but are timely and should provide valuable assistance in some circumstances.
Omni Bridgeway is pleased to be the first company in Australia to be granted a litigation funding Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL). The AFSL means we are able to fund Australian class actions in compliance with the new regulations that came into force last month.
In Australia, shareholder class actions are one mechanism that can be deployed when other safeguards have failed to protect shareholder rights, enhance long-term value and change behaviour for the better.