Litigation Financing

Litigation can be one of the most effective means of resolving a dispute or obtaining a remedy for wrongdoing. Parties that choose to pursue it however assume considerable financial and other risks. Partnering with a company skilled in mitigating those risks by providing financial resources, strategic guidance and access to a global network of experts affords leverage and capacity to see disputes through to their best commercial outcomes.

As one of the most experienced and global litigation financiers in the world, Omni Bridgeway has an exceptional ability to extend financing and litigation expertise to assist claimants in cases around the world involving a multitude of subjects:

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Bankruptcy

Available for actions involving avoidance, breach of fiduciary duties, insurance coverage, turnover and tax recoveries, recoupment and setoff disputes, contested matters (i.e. 9019, plan/sale process), equitable subordination. Also used for estate and trust expenses, including expert and other litigation expenses with contingency counsel, pre-litigation and pre-confirmation investigations and general administrative costs and expenses.

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Group Actions

Available for actions pursued by individuals affected by mass wrongs committed by governments and large organizations.

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Commercial

Available for all types of commercial cases, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, complex business disputes, environmental and antitrust and applicable to monetize single cases or portfolios of litigation.

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Investor Recoveries

Available for shareholder class actions (also known as securities class actions) brought to recover investment losses due to misconduct, alleged wrongdoing, or fraud at investee companies.

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Intellectual Property

Available for companies and inventors seeking to enforce their rights in high-stakes IP battles involving infringement of trademarks, copyrights and patents and theft of trade secrets or monetize IP portfolios.

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Monetizing Judgments or Appeals

Available for lawyers or their clients to monetize a portion of a judgment while an appeal is pending in disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret theft, copyright/trademark/patent infringement, environmental, antitrust and other claims.

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Whistleblower

Available to whistleblowers (and law firms) in cases exposing fraud committed against the government. We fund all or a portion of the whistleblower’s living and business expenses while the litigation is pending.

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Testimonials

The best funders we’ve ever worked with… Very good adviser… and sounding board.

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It genuinely feels like a team working on a project together.

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They’re really diligent. They master their brief. Engage on a case in a way that’s informed. [We] feel like partners.

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The sophistication and experience…having funded many difficult and complicated cases before, was great.

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Successes and 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oil and gas dispute in Albania, multi-jurisdictional enforcement

We funded an enforcement claim by a subsidiary of a major oil & gas company against the Government of Albania in an ICC Arbitral tribunal seated in Rome.

Securities opt-out action against pharmaceutical company

We are funding a large public pension fund in an opt-out securities litigation, pending in Quebec, regarding alleged price gouging and fictitious accounting.

US$500 million claim against stock exchange operator over failed cryptocurrency platform

We are financing a claim by Canadian start-up Paycase Global Corp against TMX Group, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange, for terminating a deal to create cryptocurrency-related products and services.

Financing entertainment company's claims against global entertainment technology company

We are financing World Media Holdings s.a.l., a Lebanon-based movie theatre developer and operator in its claim against IMAX Corporation, a global entertainment giant, to pursue damages for more than CAD$140.5 million.

Claim against fire protection company

We funded a claim by Birbilis Bros Pty Ltd against Chubb Fire and Security relating to the re-engagement of a fire sprinkler system which resulted in water damage to two machines used by Birbilis.

Helping a Canadian engineering company pursue a claim against major US pipeline and gas processing companies

We are currently funding a Canadian dispute related to the intellectual property and licensing of pipeline technology in the oil and gas sector in Canada and the US.

Assisting investors in a failed forestry scheme to recover losses from a negligent security trustee

More than 5000 'Mums and Dads' investors placed their savings into the SEAS Sapfor forestry scheme in South Australia. The scheme was administered by companies that became part of the Gunns group, with Australian Executor Trustees (SA) Ltd (a subsidiary of the listed IOOF Group) acting as security trustee.

Wivenhoe Dam - Queensland flood/Access to justice for flood victims

We are funding (with funding participation by another entity) a class action on behalf of around 6,500 people seeking compensation for financial loss or damage caused by the negligent operation of the Wivenhoe and Somerset dams in the lead up to and during the January 2011 flood in Brisbane, Queensland.

Shareholder action against global healthcare business, Sirtex Medical Ltd - Our finance helped recover losses for shareholders

Class action in Australia by shareholders against leading medical device company alleging misleading statements and non-disclosures related to earnings and dose sales growth, and that CEO engaged in inappropriate share trading activities, causing loss and damage to shareholders. Claim settled for A$40 million in August 2019.

Groundbreaking environmental tort class actions, Australia

In February 2020, Omni Bridgeway announced a A$212.5m conditional settlement in three long running Federal Court class actions we funded against the Commonwealth Department of Defence in Australia.

Shareholder class action against property and retail group

This was a shareholder class action alleging that Centro Properties breached their obligations of continuous disclosure.

Professional negligence claims by the liquidators of Orient Power Holdings Ltd and related entities

We provided finance for professional negligence claims against Ernst & Young, auditors of Orient Power Holdings Ltd, an entity listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

Claim by an insolvent gaming company against a predatory lender

In Canada, we are funding an action by an insolvent debtor, Bluberi, against its main lender, who it alleges acted in a predatory way in order to cause Bluberi’s demise.

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