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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.

'Super priority' rescue finance in Singapore

In what may prove to be a landmark decision for both of Singapore’s insolvency and litigation finance regimes, the Singapore High Court (HC) has ordered that Omni Bridgeway’s financing of an undisclosed private international arbitration be given super priority status in the context of a corporate restructuring.

Why Latin America is a Growing Region of Interest for Dispute Funders

Daniela Raz of Omni Bridgeway, Jose Astigarraga of Reed Smith, and Anna El-Erian of Gabriel Resources recently spoke to Annie Lespérance (Head of LatAm Group at Omni Bridgeway) about the development of the dispute finance market in Latin America.

Statutory price cap proposal: leaving victims of wrongdoing with nowhere to go

The Australian Government is considering the merits of legislating a minimum return to group members in funded class actions, potentially as high as 70 per cent of gross proceeds. The introduction of a 70 per cent minimum would be a completely arbitrary measure and is not supported by reference to any analysis of the negative implications for the funding of class actions or the risks being assumed by litigation funders.

The legal experts speak: Everything you wanted to know about funding (but were afraid to ask)

Omni Bridgeway’s Matt Harrison hosts an all-star panel of attorneys in this webinar brought by The Legal 500, where the most common questions about legal finance are discussed.

Did you read the last NDA you signed?

Did you read the last NDA you signed? Jeremy Marshall discusses the important UK Supreme Court decision in Harcus Sinclair LLP v Your Lawyers Limited and others and explains why an automatic e-signature could be very costly for lawyers and funders alike.
 

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 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

Episode 25

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

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Video Library

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.

International Arbitration

International arbitration cases can cover multiple jurisdictions and legal systems, so you need a funder that is truly international, can assess the risks in each of those jurisdictions and manage them to a successful outcome.

Events

Oct 12, 2021

Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration and its Development in Multiple Jurisdictions

World Arbitration Update

Webinar
Speaking: Nilufar Hossain
Oct 19, 2021

Enforcement and Monetization of Arbitral Awards

Center for Arbitration and Mediation - São Paulo Arbitration Week (SPAW)

Webinar
Presenting: Annie Lespérance
Speaking: Wieger Wielinga
Oct 20, 2021

Innovations in the Class Actions Ecosystem

CANLIF (Canadian Legal Innovation Forum) - Class Actions Series

Webinar
Speaking: Paul Rand
Oct 22, 2021

Le financement des actions collectives

Barreau du Québec - Colloque National sur l'action collective 2021

Webinar
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