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Partnering to add value

It's the season for partnership announcements, and the team at Bentham congratulates newly minted partners! As new partners look for ways to add value, it is worth considering the commercial litigation funding tools offered by Bentham.
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The litigation finance industry shines bright, dispelling early concerns

The American litigation finance industry is seeing increasing demand for litigation funding taking root at companies and law firms across the country. This demand, which companies like Bentham are meeting with increasing capital available for investment, demonstrates recognition within the legal and business communities of the economic value that litigation funding affords to parties pursuing and handling high-stakes commercial litigation.
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Hong Kong Code of Practice for third party funding published

The Hong Kong Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has published the much-anticipated Code of Practice for third-party funding of arbitration, which will regulate and provide guidance to the arbitration funding industry in Hong Kong. The DOJ has confirmed that the new provisions of the Arbitration Ordinance, which facilitate the funding of arbitration, will come into operation on 1 February 2019.
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2018 litigation funding year in review

Another year, another leap forward for commercial litigation funding: as we predicted at the end of 2017, the industry’s rapid growth continued unabated in 2018. The year was marked by story after story covering the growth of litigation funds as an attractive alternative investment class.
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IMF Bentham opens new office in Europe

Leading litigation funder IMF Bentham Limited has returned to the UK/EU with the launch of its subsidiary IMF EMEA. IMF EMEA is based in London and staffed by highly experienced alumni. It is headed by Oliver Gayner and includes Jeremy Marshall and Alistair Croft.
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Precedent Magazine: where innovation works

The litigators at Bentham IMF’s Toronto office do not have traditional legal jobs. And so, it’s fitting that they do not work in a traditional law office. Instead, the open concept brick-and-beam space represents a different approach. “As soon as I walked in here I knew this would be a creative, innovative and fun place to work,” says Bentham lawyer Paul Rand.
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