Pro-business advocates have used ‘circularity’ arguments in their attempts to discredit shareholder class actions in Australia and prevent investors from seeking justice. In our latest blog we examine these arguments and the many significant benefits of these actions for shareholders and more broadly for Australia’s financial markets.
Watch Omni Bridgeway’s Gavin Beardsell in this interview with Amanda Farmer, founder of Your Strata Property, discussing two Australian class actions Omni Bridgeway is funding against manufacturers of combustible cladding products, as well as a potential combustible cladding class action in New Zealand.
Litigation funding not only provides access to justice for claimants in Australian class actions but provides protection to defendants who know their costs will be paid in the event the action is unsuccessful. Funded class actions also have a number of other benefits.
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.
Spotlight on Martha Solinger: As the newest member of Omni Bridgeway’s US Investment Committee, Solinger brings a wealth of experience with class actions and other complex securities matters across the globe. We are excited to add her to our elite, diverse team.
In Part 3 of our 3-part series focusing on the energy sector, our Omni Bridgeway team in EMEA, Oscar van Rossum du Chattel and Jonathan Siklos, provide thoughtful commentary about the impact of the pandemic and how litigation finance can help companies get through rough financial waters.
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.
The Murray Goulburn class action, taken on behalf of aggrieved unit holders in the dairy business and which settled late last year, has been cited repeatedly in the current Australian Parliamentary inquiry into class actions and litigation funding. To some, the returns generated by Omni Bridgeway, which funded the successful action, were too high. To others – including the one person in the best position to judge – they were reasonable. This article explains a number of critical factors that need to be considered.
The priorities and challenges that today's CFOs face are varied and complex. In a newly published Beyond Hourly podcast, Omni Bridgeway’s Group Chief Financial Officer Stuart Mitchell talks about what attracted him to the dispute finance industry and how dispute finance assists today’s CFOs address their priorities and challenges by converting litigation from an expense into an asset.
In part 1 of this 3 part series about how companies in the energy sector can benefit from dispute finance during the economic downturn, we hear from our North American team members, Amy Geise, Eric Chenoweth, and Naomi Loewith about what companies need to know in order to navigate the tough times ahead.
No company wants to face a class action from its own shareholders. They are disruptive, time-consuming, reputation-shredding and expensive – potentially very expensive. Fortunately, there is a proven way to avoid class actions: don’t break the law.
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.