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IMF Bentham to co-host National Class Actions Conference

IMF Bentham is delighted to be co-hosting a National Class Actions Conference with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on Tuesday, 25 September. The Conference is to be held in Melbourne and will focus on current issues in Class Actions, including access to justice.

Tips for in-house lawyers: How to conduct litigation efficiently and cost-effectively

Recent research by the Association of Corporate Counsel in Australia found that dispute resolution work was the second most significant area of legal work performed by in-house counsel. However, many companies do not have a specialist litigator in their in-house legal team. The article therefore provides some tips for in-house lawyers who are not frequent litigators on how to manage disputes and conduct the litigation process more efficiently.

Is third-party funding of disputes available in India?

IMF Bentham’s Investment Manager (Asia), Tom Glasgow, will be one of the speakers at a webinar on 11 September titled: Third Party Funding in Disputes: Viable Option in India? The webinar will examine topics including the legal position in relation to third-party funding in India, global best practices, the possibility of early settlement in funded cases and the steps to secure a third-party funder.

Tom Glasgow and Cheng-Yee Khong discuss Third-Party Funding in Asia with Asian-mena Counsel

The 2017 legislative changes in Singapore and Hong Kong permitting third-party funding in certain dispute resolution proceedings has led to funding opportunities for those involved in international arbitration matters and related proceedings. Tom Glasgow and Cheng-Yee Khong discuss this new environment in the latest issue of Asian-mena Counsel, a magazine for the in-house community featuring a special dispute resolution report.

Defend Your Right to Privacy: Register for the IMF Bentham Facebook Class Action by July 31st

IMF Bentham, in conjunction with a leading law firm, is funding a complaint to the Australian Information Commissioner on behalf of Australian Facebook users in respect of the alleged breach. The case presents an opportunity to enforce citizens’ privacy rights and prevent the misuse of their personal data. To sign up for this class action, you can register here before July 31st.

Australia: More Class Actions Than Anywhere Else?

The claim that Australia is the most likely jurisdiction outside the US where a company will face class action litigation dates from at least 2006. Since then, it has become a common refrain from some quarters of the Australian legal and business community. Professor Vince Morabito of Monash University has recently published a report seeking to test this claim.

We're Honoured

This week, IMF Bentham’s US operations received top-tier recognition from Chambers and Partners, which selected us as one of only two “Band One” litigation funding companies in the United States.

Dispute Resolution Finance in South Korea

Like many of the Asian jurisdictions in which we operate, parties in South Korea are beginning to turn their minds to dispute resolution finance. Korean businesses and law firms are increasingly involved in complex, high-value international transactions and projects. Related disputes can be equally complex, costly and high-risk, often involving international arbitration. The advent of third-party funding in Asia is appealing to those Korean parties seeking to manage costs, risks and legal budgets.