Omni Bridgeway welcomes leading international arbitrator Benjamin Hughes to its Investment Committees

Sydney, 11 June 2020: Omni Bridgeway (ASX:OBL) is delighted to welcome highly respected international arbitrator, Benjamin Hughes to its Investment Committees, the decision-making bodies responsible for selecting the group’s investments.  Mr Hughes will sit on the Investment Committees in respect of arbitration matters and brings a wealth of experience and expertise in this area.

Mr Hughes is an independent arbitrator with The Arbitration Chambers in Singapore and Fountain Court Chambers in London, and adjunct professor at Singapore National University Law School.  Since launching his practice as an arbitrator in 2013, he has been appointed on more than 100 arbitrations totalling over US$4 billion across a broad range of commercial disputes and industries. He has served as arbitrator under leading arbitral institutions including the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Mr Hughes previously practised international arbitration at preeminent law firm Shearman & Sterling in the US and Singapore and was the founding co-chair of the international dispute resolution practice group at Shin & Kim, one of Korea’s largest full-service law firms.

As a member of Omni Bridgeway’s Investment Committees, Mr Hughes will participate in considering arbitration cases for funding. Omni Bridgeway’s Investment Committees comprise former judges, founders of the dispute finance industry and highly experienced legal practitioners, whose expertise in assessing cases has led to the company’s enviable track record of success in dispute finance.

"Mr. Hughes brings deep experience and expertise in arbitration to our Investment Committees and we welcome his valuable contribution to our rigorous process for analysing these types of cases," said Andrew Saker, Chief Executive Officer of Omni Bridgeway.

Mr Hughes said:  “I am looking forward to working with the world’s largest dispute finance team and applying my experience to investment decisions.  Having worked alongside members of the Omni Bridgeway Asia team in various professional capacities, I have formed tremendous respect for the professionalism and capabilities of the team.”