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Did you read the last NDA you signed?

Did you read the last NDA you signed? Jeremy Marshall discusses the important UK Supreme Court decision in Harcus Sinclair LLP v Your Lawyers Limited and others and explains why an automatic e-signature could be very costly for lawyers and funders alike.

It’s the insurers, not class actions, driving D&O liability insurance premiums

Brick by brick, the claim that funded class actions are the primary driver of rising directors’ liability insurance premiums is being dismantled. Even more precarious is the claim that the Commonwealth Government’s continuous disclosure reforms are the answer and will result in enormous savings for Australian business.

Canada Modernizes its Model Bilateral Investment Treaty

We take a deep dive into Canada’s amendments to its Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement Model ("model FIPA"). For foreign investors or parties bringing claims under new investment treaties, we discuss the key procedural and substantive changes.

Inkasso-Sammelklagen zulässig – ein Freibrief für die gebündelte Geltendmachung von (finanzierten) Massenansprüchen?

Der Bundesgerichtshof hat mit – zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt noch nicht in den Entscheidungsgründen vorliegenden – Urteil vom 13. Juli 2021 (Az. II ZR 84/20) entschieden, dass Abtretungen an einen Inkassodienstleister rechtswirksam sind und kein Verstoß gegen das Rechtsdienstleistungsgesetz („RDG“) vorliegt.

The love-hate relationship with audit negligence

With the Supreme Court recently handing down its decision in Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton LLP and Khan v Meadows, Omni Bridgeway’s Jeremy Marshall highlights the challenges associated with litigation funding cases relating to audit negligence.

Learning how litigation finance can make the difference in IP disputes

With the use of legal finance, companies can enforce their IP assets without a major financial disruption to their business.

Third-party funding in the MENA region

The international market for third-party funding is growing rapidly, driven by the increased use, cost, and complexity of international arbitration, together with increasing demands on arbitration parties and practitioners to manage the associated costs and risks and is gradually becoming more accepted in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Are funders pure or professional or something in between?

We discuss the recent UK decision in Laser Trust v Cfl Finance Ltd (2021) EWHC 1404 and how the distinction between a 'pure' vs 'professional' litigation funder played a role in the ultimate outcome of the case.

Omni Bridgeway reaches several significant milestones in 2021

Innovation. Capital and risk management. Access to Justice. 35 years and counting. Thank you for allowing us to serve the legal and business communities with #litigationfinance for over three decades.

Guides lead to top litigation funder – Omni Bridgeway

Omni Bridgeway celebrates its high ranking in the 2021 Chambers and Partners Litigation Support Guide and exceptional performance in Lawdragon’s 2021Global 100 Leaders in Legal Finance Guide, with 14 individuals recognised.
 

Press Releases

05-Jul-2021

Omni Bridgeway appoints new Head of Investor Relations

Omni Bridgeway is pleased to announce the appointment of Mel Buffier as Head of Investor Relations. Based in Sydney, Ms Buffier will be responsible for managing strategic communications and engagement with Omni Bridgeway’s global investors which includes the Group’s shareholders and its fund investors.
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16-Mar-2021

Global litigation funder Omni Bridgeway offers funding to Folli Follie Bondholders

Omni Bridgeway is prepared to offer a litigation funding arrangement to holders of the Folli Follie Bonds issued by FF Group Finance Luxembourg II SA and guaranteed by Folli Follie Commercial Manufacturing and Technical S.A.. Alcimos Limited shall be cooperating with Omni Bridgeway in its efforts to assemble a group of claimants in relation to the proposed litigation funding arrangement.
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03-Feb-2021

Omni Bridgeway continues its strategic global expansion with three senior hires in EMEA

Omni Bridgeway expands its global footprint with exciting new hires, Ms Anna-Maria Quinke and Dr Martin Metz join the team in Cologne Germany, and Camilla Godman joins the team in London.
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27-Jan-2021

Omni Bridgeway now services Latin America

Making litigation finance solutions available around the world is a cornerstone of Omni Bridgeway’s business. The company is delighted to announce the formation of its Latin America Group, which will bring litigation and arbitration funding solutions and judgment enforcement and distressed debt capabilities to countries including Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, and Peru.
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21-Dec-2020

New Zealand combustible cladding class action filed in High Court

Omni Bridgeway and leading New Zealand law firm Russell McVeagh announce proceedings have commenced in the High Court of New Zealand against manufacturers of Alucobond PE core cladding products.
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08-Dec-2020

Omni Bridgeway funds Australian inventor in IP infringement claim against Coca-Cola

Omni Bridgeway is pleased to support Australian innovation by financing a claim for local inventor Veraseal Pty Ltd against Coca-Cola over the alleged IP infringement of its drink container patent - helping Veraseal pursue its legal rights to protect its patented invention.
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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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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 27

Impact de la pandémie sur les expertises en quantification de dommages.

Episode 26

How a strategic approach using litigation finance can help plaintiffs come out ahead against a bankrupt defendant

Episode 25

Omni Bridgeway celebrates its anniversaries in North America with reflection, and predictions, on the state of the litigation finance industry

Episode 24

Mining Disputes Part 2: Commercial Disputes in the Mining Industr‪y‬

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Video Library

Growth of dispute funding in Asia

Dispute finance in Asia came to prominence in 2017 when both Hong Kong and Singapore introduced legislation to allow funding of international arbitration. Today dispute finance is becoming more widely used for a variety of different claim types right across Asia and continues to grow as more companies see the benefits in using it as a commercial tool in their dispute resolution processes.

International Arbitration

International arbitration cases can cover multiple jurisdictions and legal systems, so you need a funder that is truly international, can assess the risks in each of those jurisdictions and manage them to a successful outcome.

Who uses & benefits from dispute finance

In-house legal and finance teams, business leaders, insolvency practitioners, law firms and other professional advisers all rely on Omni Bridgeway's dispute finance and expertise for many different reasons.

Events

Jul 15, 2021

International arbitration – the client’s perspective

Resolution Institute International Conference

The Fullterton Hotel, Sydney
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