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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.

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.

Identifying the opportunities and challenges for funding in Canada

Geoff Moysa explains the variety of funding solutions available to claimants and counsel, what a dispute funder looks for when assessing cases, some of the common legal and ethical issues encountered when obtaining funding, and how the funding relationship operates in practice.

Covid-19 is *still* here. How can funding help?

There are three things that businesses and their legal advisors should be thinking about as we trudge through COVID such as limitation periods, attractive corporate opportunities and contractual commitments cannot be avoided.

Success in high-stakes disputes: 9 tips from litigation experts

In a recent webinar, “9 Tips for Success in High-Stakes Litigation,” Omni Bridgeway brought together a panel of experts to share insights on these business-critical litigation issues from the client perspective, outside counsel and the funder perspective.

Need to top up your CPD points before year-end?

Although jurisdictions vary in their date for CPD (continuing professional development) year-end, the universal experience seems to be that the CPD year-end approaches quickly! Omni Bridgeway has a suite of complimentary options to help you earn CPD points in practice management while learning how dispute finance can mitigate cost and risk for your business or clients.

Fifth circuit rejects a challenge to litigation funding agreement for lack of standing

In the five-page opinion authored by Judge Jacques L. Weiner, Jr., the court found that the appellant-debtor in In re Dean lacked standing to challenge a funding agreement approved by a Texas Bankruptcy Court. The Fifth Circuit found that the debtor was not “directly, adversely, and financially impacted” by the funding agreement or the bankruptcy court’s order.

Monetizing and enforcing arbitral awards in Brazil and beyond

An expert panel addresses critical questions related to enforcement and monetization of arbitral awards in Brazil and beyond as part of a webinar hosted by Omni Bridgeway.
 

Press Releases

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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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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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

Support for Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)

Omni Bridgeway provides access to justice through supporting the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) ‘Adverse Cost Order Guarantee Fund’.

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, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer-Asia

Events

Apr 02, 2022 - Apr 03, 2022

2nd Bucerius Law School Conference on Investment Law and Arbitration

Germany
Speaking: Dr. Martin Metz
Apr 14, 2022

Le financement des contentieux des entreprises en difficulté par les tiers financeurs

France
Speaking: Nevena Ivanova
Apr 24, 2022 - Apr 26, 2022

Offshore Alert Miami

Offshore Alert

Miami
May 11, 2022 - May 13, 2022

Fraud Litigation, Enforcement & Contentious Insolvency

Asset Recovery International

Ireland
Speaking: Gabe Bluestone
May 24, 2022

Intellectual Property and Innovation Summit

Managing IP

New York
Speaking: Sarah Tsou
Jun 07, 2022

Financing, Structuring and Investing in Litigation Finance

IMN

New York
Speaking: Daniela Raz
Jun 08, 2022 - Jun 11, 2022

38th Annual Bankruptcy and Restructuring Conference

AIRA

Cleveland
Speaking: Ken Epstein
Jun 17, 2022

Patent Litigation Committee

Federal Circuit Bar Association: Bench & Bar Conference

Sea Island, Georgia
Speaking: Sarah Tsou
Jun 29, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022

Financiers' Colloquium

INSOL

UK
Speaking: Tim DeSieno
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