Arvindran Manoosegaran joins IMF Bentham’s Asia team
Arvindran will be responsible for assessing and managing funded cases throughout Asia, including arbitration, litigation and insolvency claims. Arvindran will be working closely with Mr Tom Glasgow, Chief Investment Officer - Asia (based in Singapore) and Ms Cheng Yee Khong, Associate Investment Manager (based in Hong Kong) in a dynamic investment practice which spans Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, PRC, Japan.
Arvindran said: “The IMF Bentham global team has over 500 years’ collective experience in litigation and finance and I am delighted to join this talented team. Third party finance is becoming a mainstream solution for commercial arbitration and disputes, particularly in this region, and IMF Bentham is at the forefront of this, being one of the world’s leading dispute financiers and the first funder to establish a permanent presence here.”
Arvindran was formerly a senior member of the Arbitration and Dispute Resolution team of leading global law firm, K&L Gates LLP, where he managed complex, cross-border disputes and investigations spanning industry sectors including construction, energy, commodities and education services. Previously he was an Associate Director in the Dispute Resolution department at Drew & Napier LLC in Singapore, gaining extensive expertise in international arbitration and litigation, advising high profile clients in private equity and other investment-related disputes, shareholder, partnership and corporate disputes and civil fraud. He has acted in international arbitrations under the SIAC Rules.
Tom Glasgow, IMF Bentham’s Chief Investment Officer - Asia, said: “Since opening our Singapore office in 2017 and our Hong Kong office early 2018, we’ve seen an exponential growth in demand for funding of international arbitration and insolvency claims and an increasing appetite for general commercial dispute finance across the Asia region. Arvindran’s appointment will help us to continue to meet this demand, and to provide timely assessments and effective case management to our funded parties. We are delighted to welcome Arvindran to our team. He brings exceptional international and local experience and is very well connected in the market.”