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14-Sep-2020

Two Omni Bridgeway arbitration funding specialists receive recognition in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2021

Omni Bridgeway is one of the few dispute finance companies with individuals recognized by Who's Who Legal:l Arbitration 2021, which highlights outstanding arbitration practitioners around the globe.
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14-Sep-2020

Ensuring fairness in Australian class actions – appropriate returns to group members

To improve confidence and fairness in the Australian class action system, Omni Bridgeway has recommended the introduction of a minimum return to group members of no less than 50 per cent of the proceeds from a successful action. We believe this would strike the right balance.
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09-Sep-2020

How law firms and insurers can use dispute finance to maximize recoveries

Help your insurance industry clients afford to bring subrogation and reinsurance claims and see them through to their optimal outcome. Litigation funding provides the budget predictability companies need to proceed with pursuing meritorious claims.
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07-Sep-2020

Licensing of litigation funders worked in the past – and it can work again

Omni Bridgeway supports the introduction of a licensing regime for litigation funders operating in Australia that includes minimum onshore capital adequacy requirements. This would increase confidence in the Australian class actions system and benefit all parties – class members, defendants and the courts.
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02-Sep-2020

Litigation funding reforms in Australia must strike the right balance

The role of litigation funders in the Australian class action system is currently under assault from a number of vocal pro-business advocates. Their motive is clear: remove the funders and you remove class actions against large companies.
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02-Sep-2020

The ABA’s Best Practices for Third-Party Litigation Funding come up short

Dear ABA, the new Best Practices for Third-Party Litigation Funding guide falls short on ethical guidance for lawyers. We give some practical insight for consideration.
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01-Sep-2020

Omni Bridgeway expands into global distressed debt with appointment of renowned debt restructuring leader Tim DeSieno

Omni Bridgeway is delighted to welcome renowned leader in emerging markets debt restructuring, Tim DeSieno as its new Global Director of Distressed Debt and Senior Investment Manager.
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28-Aug-2020

Circularity arguments against Australian shareholder class actions ignore their significant benefits

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.
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28-Aug-2020

Insights on dispute finance for insolvency-related claims

In this podcast, Omni Bridgeway’s Tom Glasgow and insolvency practitioner Luke Furler discuss dispute finance for insolvency-related claims in Singapore and more widely within the Asia-Pacific region.
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26-Aug-2020

Using financing to pursue international arbitration cases: A growing opportunity

International arbitration is becoming the go-to dispute resolution choice for many multinational companies. Here’s how dispute funding makes it affordable and creates opportunity to monetize awards.
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Press Releases

18-Sep-2020

Omni Bridgeway hires build on company’s expertise in corporate and IP funding and increase gender diversity on investment committee

Omni Bridgeway continues its US expansion with three new hires in New York, bringing on Megan Easley and Austin Ginnings as Legal Counsel and increasing gender diversity on its US investment committee with the addition of Martha E. Solinger.
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01-Sep-2020

Omni Bridgeway welcomes Tim DeSieno as Global Director of Distressed Debt and Senior Investment Manager

Omni Bridgeway is delighted to welcome renowned leader in emerging markets debt restructuring, Tim DeSieno as its new Global Director of Distressed Debt and Senior Investment Manager. Mr DeSieno will be based in New York and will be responsible for developing Omni Bridgeway’s global distressed debt business, which the Company has decided is a key part of its strategic growth.
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18-Aug-2020

Omni Bridgeway to fund claims against UBS in connection with Folli Follie bond offering

Omni Bridgeway today announces that it will fund the claims of a significant group of bondholders against leading Swiss Investment Bank UBS AG concerning the Bank’s role in the 2017 sale of Swiss franc-denominated debt for Greek retailer Folli-Follie Commercial Manufacturing and Technical SA (Folli Follie) that has since defaulted.
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28-Jul-2020

Omni Bridgeway resolves to fund claims on behalf of Wirecard AG shareholders against Ernst & Young GmbH

Omni Bridgeway announces that it has resolved to fund proposed litigation to be brought by shareholders of Wirecard AG against its auditor, Ernst & Young GmbH.
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17-Jul-2020

Omni Bridgeway invests in Japanese legal business to provide access to justice for Japanese claimants

Omni Bridgeway Limited announces 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.
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23-Jun-2020

Omni Bridgeway calls for sophisticated debate on litigation funding fees

Omni Bridgeway Limited has used a submission to the federal parliamentary inquiry into litigation funding and class actions to recommend legislative changes to enhance the integrity of the class action system and to call for more sophisticated analysis of the returns to litigation funders.
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11-Jun-2020

Omni Bridgeway welcomes leading international arbitrator Benjamin Hughes to its Investment Committees

Omni Bridgeway is delighted to welcome highly respected international arbitrator, Benjamin Hughes to its Investment Committees, the decision-making bodies responsible for selecting the group’s investments.
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09-Jun-2020

A win for claimants in Alucobond cladding class action

In the Alucobond cladding class action the claimants, which include the bodies corporate of residential apartment buildings plus local councils, had a significant victory this week after the Federal Court of Australia rejected the German manufacturer’s submissions that the proceeding should no longer continue as a class action or in the alternative, the number of persons who are entitled to participate in the action should be limited.
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04-Jun-2020

Omni Bridgeway funds first international arbitration seated in Hong Kong

Proceedings have been filed in Omni Bridgeway Limited's first funded international arbitration in Hong Kong since the Special Administration Region amended its Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609) to permit third party funding (effective February 2019).
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14-Apr-2020

Omni Bridgeway welcomes Raymond van Hulst to the Board

Omni Bridgeway is delighted to announce the appointment of Raymond van Hulst to the Board of Directors, effective 9 April 2020.
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Case Studies

Shareholder action against Novo Nordisk A/S

We are funding a proposed claim against Danish healthcare company Novo Nordisk A/S, on behalf of institutional investors who purchased their shares on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.

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In Singapore's first funded commercial litigation, Omni Bridgeway assists an artist to recover revenue

Omni Bridgeway is funding a talented interdisciplinary artist and her design studio to gain a declaration of copyright ownership in Singapore in respect of high quality photographs they produced of a number of luxury hotels and, through proceedings in the US, seek damages for their extensive infringement on a variety of third party commercial websites over the last decade.

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An infrastructure construction company turns to Omni Bridgeway

Our client, an infrastructure construction company, concluded an agreement with an African state (via its Ministry for Works) to rehabilitate a roadway between two major cities.

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Major Japanese trading house recovers its debt in full from Mexican steel company AHMSA

We funded a US$8.75 million claim by a major Japanese trading house, who found themselves in a dispute with Mexican steel company AHMSA (Altos Hornos de Mexico S.A) after AHMSA entered administration and failed to pay for Roll Grinding equipment.

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Multi-jurisdictional enforcement claims for German construction firm against Ukrainian football club

We conducted a multi-jurisdictional enforcement for a German construction conglomerate against a Ukrainian professional Football Club.

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Turkish construction company turns to Omni Bridgeway to recover debts from Uzbekistan government

Having exhausted all avenues to enforce a favorable Award and recover monies owed by a parastatal of the Republic of Uzbekistan an exasperated Turkish construction company turned to Omni Bridgeway to devise and execute a recovery plan.

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Beyond Hourly Podcast

Tune in now to Omni Bridgeway’s BEYOND HOURLY podcast to learn about advancements in legal services that drive economic value.

Episode 13

Interview with Omni Bridgeway's Tom Glasgow and Insolvency Practitioner Luke Furler

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Episode 12

Interview with Omni Bridgeway’s Group Chief Financial Officer Stuart Mitchell

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Episode 11

Legal Counsel Annie Lespérance interviews Associate Investment Manager Nickolas Tzoulas

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Episode 10

Investment Manager Nathan Landis and Nick Gallus of Lipman Karas discuss Investment Treaties

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Episode 9

Investment Manager and Legal Counsel, Stephanie Southwick - How Litigation Funding Helps Startups, Part 2

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Episode 8

Investment Manager and Legal Counsel, Stephanie Southwick - How Litigation Funding Helps Startups, Part 1

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Episode 7

Interview with Omni Bridgeway's Sarah Tsou and Brian Fitzpatrick of Vanderbilt Law School

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Episode 6

Interview with Chief Strategy Officer and CoFounder of LegalMation, Enoch Liang

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Episode 5

Interview with Omni Bridgeway IP Funding Specialist, Sarah Tsou

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Episode 4

Interview with Quinn Emanuel partner, Steve Cherny (Part Two)

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Episode 3

Interview with Quinn Emanuel partner, Steve Cherny (Part One)

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Episode 2

Interview with Omni Bridgeway Bankruptcy Funding Specialist, Ken Epstein

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Episode 1

Interview with Stevens & Lee Shareholder, Nicholas F. Kajon

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Video Library

03-Sep-2020

Improvements to class actions regime

With a federal parliamentary inquiry underway into Australia’s class action regime and the role of litigation funding, industry experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills debate proposed reforms to improve the class actions regime.

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03-Sep-2020

Proposed regulation of litigation funders

In this discussion class actions experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills discuss the Australian government’s proposals to enhance regulation of litigation funders operating in Australia.

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03-Sep-2020

Appropriate returns to group members

The Australian class action system and the role of litigation funders are currently under the spotlight. In this discussion industry experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills discuss whether any reform is needed to ensure group members receive appropriate returns from successful class actions.

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03-Sep-2020

Impact of contingency fees

Victoria has recently passed legislation permitting lawyers in that state to charge “percentage-based” or contingency fees in class actions. In this discussion Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills discuss the potential impact of proposals to allow contingency fees in class actions more broadly.

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03-Sep-2020

Jurisdiction over class actions involving Federal law

Class actions experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills debate whether the Federal Court of Australia should have exclusive jurisdiction over securities class actions.

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03-Sep-2020

Class closure orders

Critical issues relating to Australian class actions and litigation funding are being considered and debated due to the federal parliamentary inquiry currently underway. Class actions experts Clive Bowman of Omni Bridgeway and Jason Betts of Herbert Smith Freehills talk about issues relating to class closure orders.

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Events

Sep 29, 2020

Ethical Issues in Litigation Finance (2020 Update)

Lawline

Webinar
Speaking: Jim Batson
Sep 24, 2020

3e Gala Annuel de Montréal (édition Virtuelle)

The Advocates’ Society

Omni Bridgeway is sponsoring this event.

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Online Event
Sep 24, 2020

Enforcement of Arbitral Awards

CanArbWeek

Online Event
Sep 23, 2020

Ethical considerations for counsel in the business world

Practicing Law Institute (PLI)

Webinar
Speaking: Matthew Harrison
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