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Ireland contemplates third-party dispute funding in international arbitrations

As legislation to allow funding in international arbitrations is pending in Ireland, Camilla Godman opines on how the Irish courts may interpret, and allow for, the use of funding in this civil law jurisdiction.

NZ has a blueprint for a world-leading class action regime

Investment Manager Gracey Campbell in an opinion article published by BusinessDesk discusses New Zealand's rare opportunity to build a class action regime from scratch, learning from the trials and errors of others.

Global portfolio manager for IP, Sarah Tsou, discusses preserving value when funding IP litigation

As the popularity of IP litigation funding continues to rise, law firms and in-house counsel need to develop a thorough understanding of how funders evaluate potential investments. Sarah Tsou, Portfolio Manager – Global IP at Omni Bridgeway, chimes in with her significant IP expertise on this and other issues in Managing IP’s recent article, “How to stop a funded IP case from Falling Apart.”

Omni Bridgeway on “The State of Dispute Funding” in Latin America

Omni Bridgeway's Annie Lespérance, Daniela Raz, and Leticia Goñi give an analysis on the "State of Dispute Funding" in the First Edition of the Guide to Arbitration in Latin America.

CoreStaff class action: Omni Bridgeway assists PNG mine workers to recover unpaid wages

A Federal Court of Australia judge has approved the A$6.4 million settlement of class action proceedings against Australian labour hire company, CoreStaff NT Pty Ltd.

How antitrust cases can thrive with commercial litigation financing

Why are the characteristics of antitrust cases a great fit for legal financing? Omni Bridgeway’s Jason Levine, along with co-panelists Priyanka Timblo, David Kesselman and Bonnie Lau, explains in this Chambers and Partners webinar.

Omni Bridgeway (US) launches its inaugural Summer Associate Program

Our inaugural class of Summer Associates reflect on our US internship program, which was aimed towards providing an immersive experience about the role legal finance plays in the real world practice of law.

A Primer on U.S. Defense-Side Litigation Finance

Learn how your firm or company can shift its financial and litigation risk using defense financing. Omni Bridgeway’s Jason Levine explains key aspects of defense-side funding agreements, the potential benefits, and the elements that distinguish defense financing from the more common plaintiff-side transactions.

How dispute funding can play a vital role in Latin America’s cross-border insolvency cases

What role might dispute funding play in complex cross-border insolvency matters involving multiple Latin American jurisdictions? For a recent virtual seminar, INSOL International asked Omni Bridgway’s Tim DeSieno to moderate a panel discussion exploring that very issue with Henrique Forssell of Duarte Forssell, Enrique González of González Calvillo, and Nyana Abreu Miller of Sequor Law. Our latest blog summarizes their informative and insightful conversation.

The role of litigation finance in antitrust lawsuits

Antitrust lawsuits are distinctive in their complexity, duration, cost, and potential damages. They also require expensive specialized counsel and expert testimony. This is true not only for class actions and multidistrict litigation, but also for single-plaintiff cases involving restraint of trade, price-fixing, monopolization, unfair competition, and other related claims. These singular attributes of antitrust cases make them an excellent fit for litigation finance.
 

Press Releases

24-Nov-2022

Omni Bridgeway APAC team expands and announces senior promotions

We are pleased to announce new appointments in its Asia Pacific team and announce senior promotions.
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17-Oct-2022

Omni Bridgeway bolsters intellectual property capabilities with specialist Michael Munsch

Omni Bridgeway is pleased to announce that Mr. Michael Munsch has joined the company’s international intellectual property team as an Investment Manager and Senior Legal Counsel.
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10-Oct-2022

Proposed class action for alleged victims of IG Markets CFD products

Highly respected law firm, Piper Alderman, and the worlds largest legal finance team, Omni Bridgeway, are preparing a class action on behalf of up to 20,000 everyday Australian investors who have collectively lost hundreds of millions of dollars trading highly controversial financial products call contract for difference (CFDs)
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03-Oct-2022

Omni Bridgeway doubles U.S. team in 12 months, announces key promotions and new hires

We welcome recent hires and congratulate promoted colleagues in the U.S. Our bench has doubled - indicative of the market demand for legal finance and the value our team delivers to claimants, law firms, and companies in our skills-plus-capital model.
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12-Sep-2022

Omni Bridgeway announces global CFO and head of portfolio management appointments

Omni Bridgeway is pleased to announce the appointment of Guillaume Leger as Global Chief Financial Officer. Along with the recent addition of Mark Wells as our Global Head of Portfolio Management, they will help lead the company's continued U.S. and international expansion.
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28-Jul-2022

Omni Bridgeway expands its investment team in Canada with Laura Scheim

Omni Bridgeway expands its investment team in Canada with the addition of Laura Scheim as associate investment manager and legal counsel in the Montreal office.
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21-Jun-2022

Omni Bridgeway continues London expansion with Mark Wells

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Wells as Global Head of Portfolio Management. Based in Omni Bridgeway’s London office, Mark Wells will be responsible for further developing Omni Bridgeway’s global fund and capital management strategy and head the global pricing and financial structuring team.
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15-Jun-2022

APAC Leadership Developments

We are pleased to announce new appointments in its Asia Pacific leadership team.
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07-Jun-2022

Omni Bridgeway expands EMEA enforcement expertise with Dmytro Shemelin

We are delighted to announce Dmytro Shemelin has joined Omni Bridgeway. Bringing more than 16 years of experience in cross-border disputes and enforcement, Dmytro joins from leading Ukrainian law firm Asters, where he was Counsel specialising in major banking fraud matters. Based in Amsterdam, he will be responsible for originating, assessing, and managing funded cases with a focus on enforcement matters in EMEA.
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15-Mar-2022

Omni Bridgeway launches US Judgment Enforcement business, expands global enforcement team

Omni Bridgeway (formerly known in the US as Bentham IMF) is pleased to announce the launch of its US Judgment Enforcement business.
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Case Studies

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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Enforcement of international arbitration award against a Eurasian state

Our clients invested in the development of an oil pipeline in a Eurasian State. Following a dispute between them and the State, they sought arbitration in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and were awarded two Awards totaling US$100 million to be paid by the State.

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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 30

Thoughts and Perspectives from Ninth Circuit Court Judge Bea

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Brazilian Arbitration Trends

Episode 28

A Peek Behind the Appellate Curtain

Episode 27

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

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Video Library

An introduction to class actions in Australia

This film provides a simple overview for those considering participating in an Australian class action funded by Omni Bridgeway. It is intended for viewers who may not have legal or other class actions experience.

Company and market insights from Wieger Wielinga

Wieger Wielinga, Managing Director Enforcement & EMEA shares market insights and passion for his work.

Company and market insights from Oliver Gayner

Oliver Gayner, Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer (APAC) describes the Australian funding.

Events

Dec 01, 2022 - Dec 02, 2022

Attachment orders, freezing orders, and other means of securing assets

Asset Recovery Americas

New York
Speaking: Gabe Bluestone
Jan 20, 2023

Navigating the Ethics of Litigation Finance

NYC Bar Association

Webinar
Feb 15, 2023

Ethical Issues in Litigation Finance (2023 Update)

Lawline

Webinar
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