In what may prove to be a landmark decision for both of Singapore’s insolvency and litigation finance regimes, the Singapore High Court (HC) has ordered that Omni Bridgeway’s financing of an undisclosed private international arbitration be given super priority status in the context of a corporate restructuring.
Omni Bridgeway celebrates its high ranking in the 2021 Chambers and Partners Litigation Support Guide and exceptional performance in Lawdragon’s 2021Global 100 Leaders in Legal Finance Guide, with 14 individuals recognised.
At present, Hong Kong lawyers are not permitted to charge legal fees based on the outcome of any proceedings. However, in some jurisdictions around the world, various forms of flexible financial solutions are permitted. As Hong Kong is a leading centre for arbitration and wishes to preserve and promote its competitiveness with other popular arbitral seats, the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong (Commission) established a sub-committee to make recommendations regarding ‘Outcome Related Fee Structures’ (ORFS).
In a webinar for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia, Omni Bridgeway Investment Manager Leanne Meyer chatted with our Head of Enforcement for Asia, Marjolein van den Bosch-Broeren, about the role a dispute funder plays in enforcing judgments and awards from unwilling or evasive debtors and early steps in-house counsel can take to safeguard collectability.
Adam Silverman joins Omni Bridgeway as an Investment Manager based in Singapore as demand for dispute finance in Asia is increasing, with more jurisdictions across the region embracing third party funding.
In this recent webinar panel discussion hosted by Lexology, Omni Bridgeway and an expert panel shared their insights and answered some of the most critical questions that companies, and lawyers have about using dispute finance for insolvency-related claims across Asia-Pacific.
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.
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 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.
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.
Omni Bridgeway Limited has announced 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.
Winning a case may represent just the first step in a long, difficult battle to recover the proceeds. Omni Bridgeway assists clients in Asia by leveraging deep local knowledge, global resources, and decades of enforcement expertise.
Omni Bridgeway has welcomed talented new colleagues to the team as the company continues its international expansion. The appointments include global leadership positions following the merger of IMF and Omni Bridgeway in November 2019 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.
IMF Bentham Limited and Omni Bridgeway are excited to announce that IMF Bentham Limited and its subsidiary companies, including Bentham IMF, are adopting the unified global name of Omni Bridgeway, following a shareholder vote at the company's General Meeting on 14 February 2020.
The use of dispute finance in international arbitration has been growing in recent years in many jurisdictions around the world, driven by the growth in use, cost and complexity of international arbitration, together with increasing demands on arbitration parties and practitioners to manage the associated costs and risks.
Recent reports show that companies are forgoing millions of dollars in dormant claims and unpursued recoveries. An expected economic downturn is likely to exacerbate this problem as companies’ legal budgets are reduced further, making it less likely that funds will be expended on disputes. A legal recovery program, combined with dispute resolution finance, can mitigate these problems and generate revenue and value for companies.