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What Lawyers and Claimants Should Know About Brazil’s Growing Status as an Arbitration Hot Spot

Annie Lespérance, Head of Omni Bridgeway’s Latin America Group, speaks with Fernando Merino of Steptoe & Johnson to discuss how the arbitration landscape has evolved in Brazil since the 1996 arbitration act, the increased use of dispute funding options in the area, and predict what’s to come in the next five to 10 years.

Lloyd v Google – a return to first principles

From a funder’s perspective, data breach claims that are to be litigated in England need to be approached in the same way as any other collective group claim – you need to be able to demonstrate that each claimant has suffered a loss. Omni Bridgeway Senior Investment Manager Jeremy Marshall explains.

New Law Increases Incentives for Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblowers—and Prospects for Funding

Omni Bridgeway investment manager Ken Epstein discusses how the Anti-Money Laundering Act can be beneficial to whistleblowers and explains how litigation finance may be utilized.

As litigation volume spikes in the US, law firm portfolio financing may help cover staffing shortfalls

Omni Bridgeway Investment Manager John Harabedian explains how law firms can smooth cash flow, enhance their alternative fee arrangement options to clients, and finance new hires and operational expenses with portfolio financing.

How legal finance can help claimants as patent disputes cross borders

As patent litigation has become increasingly global in recent years, the cost of managing complex IP matters has risen too. Omni Bridgeway investment manager Sarah Tsou discusses what considerations parties should keep in mind when handling cross-border matters and how we are well-suited to finance global patent disputes.

Law Commission calls for further submissions on draft procedure for class actions

The Aotearoa New Zealand Law Commission handed down its supplementary issues paper in its ongoing review of class actions and litigation funding in New Zealand and has confirmed its view that a statutory class action regime is desirable, observing that even those submitters who were sceptical of the benefits of class actions preferred the certainty of such reform.

Step by step: The nuts and bolts of the funding process, part two

In part two of our blog series about the legal finance process, Omni Bridgeway Associate Investment Manager Sarah Jacobson dives into the latter phases, including the negotiation of the funding agreement and what to expect from funders during the monitoring of a funded matter.

Step by step: The nuts and bolts of the funding process, part one

Omni Bridgeway Associate Investment Manager Sarah Jacobson addresses the litigation finance process in this 2-part step-by-step blog series. In part 1, she discusses NDAs, term sheets, the due diligence phase, and queries in specialized practice areas.

Champerty pops up again!

Champerty pops up again! Is it time to put the maintenance and champerty rules to the test? Senior Investment Manager, Jeremy Marshall shares his views.

A peek behind the appellate curtain: Advice for counsel from behind the bench

In our latest Beyond Hourly podcast, we get insight from behind the bench, where our guests offer attorneys practical tips on how best to navigate the appellate process.
 

Press Releases

15-Oct-2021

Fight goes on for COVID-hit businesses

Australian businesses trying to recover money they believe is owed to them by their insurers for COVID-related losses will continue their fight after today’s ruling in the Federal Court.
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05-Oct-2021

Omni Bridgeway expands its team of US-based investment professionals

Omni Bridgeway (formerly known in the US as Bentham IMF) is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its US investment team to accommodate its growth in the world’s hottest legal finance market. In addition to adding four brand new investment professionals, we are thrilled to announce the promotion of four team members who have been key players on our US team.
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13-Sep-2021

Omni Bridgeway funds appeal to recover tens of millions of dollars for 1000 Halifax victims

Around 1000 ‘Category 1 Investors’ in Halifax Investment Services Pty Ltd (in liq) and Halifax New Zealand Limited (in liq) (together, Halifax) will have the opportunity to recover tens of millions of dollars more of their funds caught up in the collapse of the stockbroking platform after Omni Bridgeway agreed to fund appeals over recent judgments in the Australian and New Zealand courts.
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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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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 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.

Episode 26

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

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Video Library

Behind the Scenes Reveal - Virgin Australia

Hear directly from the key players involved in the biggest insolvency in Australia in recent years and how the Voluntary Administration process was used to sell and restructure Virgin.

Spotlight Series l Tom Glasgow

Meet Tom Glasgow, Chief Investment Officer (Asia)

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.

Events

Dec 08, 2021

Dispute Funding: A Tool to Grow Your Arbitration Practice

Chambers and Partners

Webinar
Dec 09, 2021

Understanding and Unlocking the Value of Litigation Finance for Insurance Claims for Both Policyholders and Insurers

Chambers and Partners

Webinar
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