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Dispute funding in the U.K. and Singapore: A comparative review and looking ahead

Common law jurisdictions where third-party funding is in its nascent stage, such as Singapore, can look to jurisdictions with a more established third-party funding infrastructure, such as the U.K., to develop and refine its own regime. We engage in a comparative review of the development of litigation finance in the UK and Singapore and look ahead at how funding may continue to evolve there.

Hong Kong Law Reform Commission consultation on ‘outcome related fee structures’ for lawyers in arbitration – Omni Bridgeway submission

At present, Hong Kong lawyers are not permitted to charge fees based on the outcome of any proceedings. However, in some jurisdictions around the world, various forms of flexible fee structures are permitted. As Hong Kong is a leading centre for arbitration and wishes to preserve and promote its competitiveness with other popular arbitral seats, the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong (Commission) established a sub-committee to make recommendations regarding ‘Outcome Related Fee Structures’ (ORFS).

As a financial freight train looms, litigation finance can help GCs step off the tracks and into the conductor’s seat

Legal teams globally are facing larger workloads and shrinking budgets, but general counsel can look to litigation finance as a solution.

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

With a decade under our belt of operating in North America, we discuss our expansion in the region, how we’ve brought dispute funding services to claimants, firms, and companies, and predict what’s in store for the future of the litigation finance industry.

Litigation funding can maximize recoveries for federal equity receivers

Don’t settle for less - litigation funding offers federal receivers the ability to receive a much larger recovery than under a contingent fee arrangement.

New Zealand Feltex case highlights importance of choosing a reliable litigation funder

The Supreme Court of New Zealand has dismissed an application for leave to appeal an “unless” order striking out the proceedings unless the claimants’ provided security for costs by a certain date. The case was a multi-party action brought on behalf of some 3,600 investors in the failed carpet-maker, Feltex Carpets Ltd (Feltex). Despite the case being funded, the security was never provided and the Supreme Court’s refusal to grant leave has effectively brought the case to an end.

Looking Ahead: How Will the EU Representative Action Directive Affect Germany’s Class Action Regime?

The directive, adopted by the EU Commission on November 24th 2020, goes further into detail than the German Declaratory Action 2018 model. Companies are concerned a lawsuit industry is coming to Germany while consumer advocates welcome the new form of action hoping to gain a share of the profitable litigation industry.

Third-party funding and Shariah (Islamic) compliance

Third party funding (TPF) of disputes is now an established financial product in many jurisdictions around the world, including in Europe and the US. The use of TPF has also been growing in the Middle East, especially since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with interest coming both from funders entering the market, as well as from claimants wishing to use external finance for their disputes.

Spotlight on Omni Bridgeway Trade Secrets Expert, Stephanie Southwick

Curious what criteria are considered when a company seeks litigation finance for its trade secrets matters? Our in-house trade secrets expert, Stephanie Southwick, shares insight into what funders look for as well as discusses the benefits of working with us.

So, the defendant filed for bankruptcy … what’s next?

Plaintiffs that suddenly find themselves with an insolvent defendant face new obstacles and costs in continuing to litigate their claim. Omni Bridgeway's Amy Geise and Deidre Carey Brown of ForsheyProstok offer insight into how litigation finance can help.
 

Press Releases

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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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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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 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

Episode 23

Mining Disputes Part 1: International Arbitration and Investment Treaty Dispute‪s

Episode 22

Negotiation strategies for commercial dispute resolution - how to set up for success – Part 2

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Video Library

Putting a price on privacy: The evolving legal landscape in Australia & beyond

Omni Bridgeway hosted an international expert panel on the current data privacy landscape in Australia, developments in case law locally and in the UK, the emergence of privacy breach class actions, and approaches to measuring damages.

Unwilling but able: how to successfully enforce favourable judgments or awards against evasive debtors

In a webinar for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia, Omni Bridgeway's Leanne Meyer and Head of Enforcement for Asia Marjolein van den Bosch-Broeren discussed the role a dispute funder plays in enforcing judgments and awards and steps in-house counsel can take to safeguard collectability.

How to choose a litigation funder

Litigation finance helps parties pursue disputes and recoveries without cost or risk. This video outlines the attributes to look for when choosing a litigation funder or recommending one to others.

Events

Jun 15, 2021

Insights into the Evolution of a Global Litigation Finance Market

Litigation Finance Journal

Webinar
Speaking: Andrew Saker
Jun 16, 2021

Transforming Litigation Risk Using Dispute Finance

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Virtual Xchange

Webinar
Jun 17, 2021

Looking Ahead: How Will the EU Representative Action Directive Affect Germany’s Class Action Regime?

EU CLASS ACTION

Livestream
Speaking: Dina Komor
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