IMF Bentham’s Oliver Gayner discusses third-party dispute finance

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The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) published an article by IMF Bentham Limited’s Oliver Gayner titled ‘From Litigation to Arbitration and Beyond: The Evolution of Third-Party Dispute Finance’. Oliver discusses the origins of dispute finance in Australia in the mid-1990s and its subsequent growth in many jurisdictions around the world, where it is now an integral part of civil justice, providing a means of facilitating access to justice and offlaying litigation risk. The article also looks at the rise of funding in the international arbitration arena.

Oliver is an Investment Manager based in IMF Bentham’s Sydney office, with responsibility for due diligence and management of funded cases in Australia and other common law jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK. He is also head of IMF EMEA.

The full article was published online and in CIArb’s eSolver magazine and can be found here.

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