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Dispute finance for companies in New Zealand

In New Zealand, dispute finance is becoming a more regular feature of the legal landscape. Leading global funder, Omni Bridgeway, recently announced it is expanding its footprint into New Zealand, where the company is already active in several actions.

Dispute finance for businesses in difficult economic times

In the current environment, businesses affected by mandatory closures, as well as their lawyers, may face constraints on cash and difficult decisions. Dispute finance options may be part of the solution for businesses seeking to relieve pressure on legal budgets and manage cash flow. We thought a quick overview of dispute finance might be useful for those looking for new strategies.

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 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.

Combustible cladding class actions – claims to be expanded

The Federal Court of Australia has today granted leave for the claimants in the two combustible cladding class actions to expand the claims against the respective defendants in those actions. The class actions are being funded by IMF Bentham and the claimants are represented by William Roberts Lawyers.

IMF Bentham and Bentham IMF to become Omni Bridgeway

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.

Dispute finance for international arbitration claims

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.

Pursuing claims without driving down share prices

A company’s claims are an often-overlooked asset with the potential to attract millions of dollars of investment capital without diluting shareholders’ interests. Yet for many investors, the prospect of a company pursuing litigation or arbitration raises concerns of a costly and unpredictable process that may have a negative impact on earnings and share prices. Dispute resolution finance from IMF Bentham can alleviate these concerns for companies.