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IMF Bentham Limited is a leading global financial services company providing third-party finance to parties involved in legal disputes. We are delighted to share the experiences and knowledge of our thought leaders and subject matter experts through our blog e-journal. We invite you to share our blogs and we also welcome your questions and feedback.

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March 19, 2019
The number of investment treaty arbitrations filed in 2018 continued to grow. As more parties seek to file meritorious claims, demand for third-party funding for these arbitration claims will also continue to rise.
February 14, 2019
IMF Litigation Funding Services Limited (IMF LFS) is delighted to be ranked as ‘excellent’ by Leaders League for litigation and arbitration funding in the UK. IMF LFS is the European arm of leading global dispute funder IMF Bentham Limited, one of the oldest and most experienced commercial litigation funders in the world.
February 08, 2019
As Australia’s pioneer of commercial litigation funding and leading funder, IMF Bentham has a particular insight into the current system. Class actions are particularly complex and costly. Each action involves different circumstances, considerations and issues. We think that some of the ALRC’s recommendations will benefit class members and improve the existing class action regime.
January 25, 2019
IMF Bentham Limited (IMF Bentham), a leading global dispute funder, announced a proposed shareholder action in Denmark seeking compensation for losses suffered by shareholders of Danish financial institution, Danske Bank A/S.
December 13, 2018
Leading litigation funder IMF Bentham Limited has returned to the UK/EU with the launch of its subsidiary IMF EMEA. IMF EMEA is based in London and staffed by highly experienced alumni. It is headed by Oliver Gayner and includes Jeremy Marshall and Alistair Croft.
November 23, 2018
The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia confirmed this week that only one of three competing class actions against GetSwift Limited may proceed. This ruling is significant for the Australian class action landscape and is the first time the Full Court has ruled on competing class actions. The Full Court said that guidance was required on the factors to be considered and the options open to judges when dealing with competing ‘open’ class actions.
November 21, 2018
Recent proposed changes to the rules governing investment treaty arbitrations demonstrate the growing use and evolution of third-party funding in international arbitration.
November 12, 2018
IMF Bentham Ltd's Oliver Gayner discusses the origins of dispute finance in Australia in the mid-1990s and its subsequent growth in many jurisdictions around the world, where it is now an integral part of civil justice, providing a means of facilitating access to justice and offlaying litigation risk.
November 08, 2018
IMF Bentham Ltd’s Noah Wortman attended the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) Fall Conference in NYC in late October. CII’s Fall Conference brought many of the world’s institutional investors, regulators, and ESG professionals together under one roof to discuss and debate topics surrounding investment stewardship, public policy, corporate governance, and shareholder activism.
November 07, 2018
Justice Bernard Murphy has said he would like to trial costs budgeting in proceedings currently on foot in the Federal Court in Victoria. During a procedural hearing in two shareholder class actions against Brambles Limited(1), the judge said that he would like to trial an adoption of UK-style costs budgeting, as outlined by Sir Rupert Jackson at a recent conference in Melbourne, co-sponsored by IMF Bentham Limited.
November 01, 2018
Videos are now available from the successful IMF Bentham Limited and University of New South Wales National Class Actions Conference held in Melbourne on 25 September 2018.
November 01, 2018
IMF Bentham Ltd’s Nathan Landis participated in the inaugural Darwin Arbitration Symposium, held in Darwin on 24 October. The Symposium, hosted by William Forster Chambers in Darwin, was the first arbitration event held in the Northern Territory. During the session dealing with third-party funding, Nathan discussed the steps to obtain financing, and described how to prepare a matter for funding, including the types of documents that should be provided.
October 30, 2018
IMF Bentham Limited has announced it is proposing to fund a potential class action seeking compensation for property owners of certain buildings throughout Australia that have a highly combustible and therefore potentially dangerous external cladding. Law firm William Roberts will act for claimants in the action.
October 30, 2018
IMF Bentham Limited’s Ewen McNee was delighted to participate in the Superannuation Fund Investment Operations Forum 2018, held in Sydney on 22-23 October. The forum, presented by International Business Review, was the 5th annual Superfund Back Office conference.
October 29, 2018
Global litigation financier, IMF Bentham Limited, has featured in The Australian Legal Review magazine. The Australian was keen to understand how this extremely successful pioneer achieved its position as one of the most trusted brands in the funding industry. The answer to IMF Bentham’s success is its highly talented and experienced team of Investment Managers and a rigorous investment process overseen by a prudent Investment Committee, comprising industry founders and former judges (including The Honourable John Sulan QC who was interviewed for the feature). The 500+ years collective wisdom of this team has produced a 90% success rate over 17 years, recovering $1.4 billion for funded claimants.
October 29, 2018
An unfortunate yet all too frequent problem that arises in the lifecycle of startup and emerging companies worldwide is how to effectively enforce important legal rights against large, multi-national corporations that have wronged them.
October 22, 2018
IMF Bentham Limited’s Andrew Saker and Clive Bowman were interviewed for the Legal Affairs section of The Australian. Andrew is the global Managing Director and CEO and Clive is the Chief Executive for Australia and Asia.
October 19, 2018
IMF Bentham Limited was very pleased to provide further submissions to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC’s) Inquiry into Class Action Proceedings and Third-party Litigation Funders.
October 17, 2018
IMF Bentham Limited is delighted to welcome new appointments and to thank and farewell one of its non-executive directors.