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May 15, 2019
IMF Bentham’s Gavin Beardsell has been interviewed for a podcast by Amanda Farmer, founder of Your Strata Property. Gavin discusses the combustible cladding class action that IMF Bentham is funding against the manufacturers of Alucobond polyethylene (PE) core cladding products.
April 17, 2019
Global dispute funder, IMF Bentham Limited, and Boies Schiller Flexner LLP (BSF), one of the leading litigation and arbitration firms in the world, have announced their agreement to provide up to US$30 million to fund international arbitrations globally or litigation in the US or UK for Vietnam-related cases. This is the first country-specific litigation funding deal for IMF Bentham in Asia.
April 16, 2019
The dispute finance industry is still at an early stage in India but is growing rapidly. Tom Glasgow, IMF Bentham’s Chief Investment Officer (Asia), was recently interviewed by about third-party finance there.
April 09, 2019
IMF Bentham’s global CFO Stuart Mitchell tells us what attracted him to the dispute finance industry and how dispute finance assists today’s CFOs address their priorities and challenges by converting litigation from an expense into an asset.
April 09, 2019
IMF Bentham’s Chief Investment Officer (Asia), Tom Glasgow, explains developments in dispute finance in Asia (including jurisdictional nuances and funders’ investment criteria) and Managing Director and CEO of IMF Bentham’s global operations, Andrew Saker, discusses the expansion of funding products available.
April 09, 2019
IMF Bentham Executive Director and pioneer of the dispute finance industry, Hugh McLernon, shares insights into the origins of modern-day dispute finance and its global expansion.
April 04, 2019
IMF Bentham congratulates Mr John Sulan on his recent appointment as South Australia’s Reviewer of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). This role provides independent oversight of the ICAC and the Office for Public Integrity, reporting to the South Australian Attorney General and Parliament’s Crime and Public Integrity Policy Committee.
April 01, 2019
Disputes that arise in the energy sector are invariably complex, high value and often cross-border in nature. Common examples include disagreements about the construction or operations of oil and gas extraction projects, power production projects, commodity contract disputes and joint venture disputes. These types of commercial disputes are increasingly referred to international arbitration.
April 01, 2019
One of the most significant challenges for in-house legal teams is resource and budget limitations. Costs budgeting by both sides in litigation has the potential to enable the Courts, as well as the parties, to better manage and control the costs of the litigation and to avoid the risk of costs becoming disproportionate to the claim size.
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.