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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.

Omni Bridgeway’s Jason Levine on Legal Finance for Law Firms and Corporate Clients

In this episode of Legal Talk Network, legal finance is the topic of the day. Omni Bridgeway’s Jason Levine sits down with host Dave Scriven-Young to cover topics ranging from the key terms of a funding agreement to the benefits a firm or company obtains by monetizing litigation assets.

Why insurers are learning to favour dispute funding

In a recent webinar exploring the use of dispute funding in insurance-related cases, a significant change in attitudes is underway according to a panel of seasoned lawyers and litigation funders. Insurers, they said, are discovering funding’s effectiveness as a tool for financing their subrogated recovery claims.

The High Court expands the scope and purpose of s596A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) – who can conduct a public examination

The High Court of Australia (HCA), in a majority decision, has held that the pursuit of a claim for the benefit of some shareholders may be as valid as a claim made for all shareholders. In each situation, the claim in respect of corporate misfeasance is in the public interest because it seeks to enforce the law and protect shareholders and creditors alike.
 

Press Releases

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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08-Feb-2022

Omni Bridgeway announces new appointments in Australia

Omni Bridgeway, the world’s largest dispute finance team, is pleased to announce new appointments to its Investment Committee and Investment Management team in Australia.
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08-Feb-2022

Omni Bridgeway launches Washington, D.C. presence, expands antitrust capability

Omni Bridgeway is pleased to announce the launch of its Washington, D.C. presence as part of ongoing rapid expansion of the company’s US investment team and antitrust expertise.
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27-Jan-2022

Omni Bridgeway continues global expansion with senior appointments

Omni Bridgeway expands its US investment team and C-suite in direct response to increasing market demand for the company’s legal finance offerings.
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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

Episode 29

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

Sep 27, 2022

The Nuts and Bolts of Legal Finance for International Arbitration Disputes: From the Merits Assessment to Enforcement of Awards

World Arbitration Update

Webinar
Speaking: Nilufar Hossain
Sep 28, 2022

Litigation Funding in Bankruptcy

Chambers and Partners

Webinar
Speaking: Ken Epstein
Sep 28, 2022

Insurance & Litigation Finance in Action: A Case Study Exploration

LF Dealmakers

New York
Speaking: Jim Batson
Sep 29, 2022

Reducing Corporate Legal Costs Through Litigation Funding

Chambers and Partners

Speaking: John Harabedian
Oct 05, 2022

ESG in Litigation Funding

Litigation Finance Journal

Webinar
Speaking: Andrew Saker
Oct 12, 2022

Litigation Funding and Insolvency

CT Bar Association

Speaking: Ken Epstein
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