Press Releases

Press Release. Jun 17, 2020
Omni Bridgeway Limited has used a submission to the federal parliamentary inquiry into litigation funding and class actions to recommend legislative changes to enhance the integrity of the class action system and to call for more sophisticated analysis of the returns to litigation funders.
Press Release. Jun 11, 2020
Omni Bridgeway 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.
Press Release. Jun 09, 2020
In the Alucobond cladding class action the claimants, which include the bodies corporate of residential apartment buildings plus local councils, had a significant victory this week after the Federal Court of Australia rejected the German manufacturer’s submissions that the proceeding should no longer continue as a class action or in the alternative, the number of persons who are entitled to participate in the action should be limited.
Press Release. Jun 04, 2020
Proceedings have been filed in Omni Bridgeway Limited's first funded international arbitration in Hong Kong since the Special Administration Region amended its Arbitration Ordinance (Cap. 609) to permit third party funding (effective February 2019).
Press Release. Apr 14, 2020
Omni Bridgeway is delighted to announce the appointment of Raymond van Hulst to the Board of Directors, effective 9 April 2020.
Press Release. Mar 16, 2020
Omni Bridgeway Limited has welcomed talented new colleagues to the team as the company continues its international expansion. The appointments include global leadership positions following the merger of IMF and Omni Bridgeway in November 2019 and important roles in Australia in response to increased appetite for dispute finance solutions. Omni Bridgeway can also announce it is expanding its footprint into New Zealand, where the firm is already active in several actions.
Press Release. Feb 17, 2020
IMF Bentham Limited and Omni Bridgeway are excited to announce that IMF Bentham Limited is adopting the unified global name of Omni Bridgeway Limited, following a shareholder vote at the company's General Meeting on 14 February 2020.
Press Release. Dec 03, 2019
IMF Bentham Limited has welcomed the Supreme Court of New South Wales judgment in the Brisbane Floods class action, which will allow thousands of individuals and businesses to recover losses caused by the severe flooding in 2011.
Press Release. Dec 02, 2019
IMF Bentham Limited and Glaister Ennor announced the filing of an application in the NZ High Court in Auckland seeking leave to commence a class action against failed NZ insurance company, CBL Corporation (in liquidation), which will seek to recover compensation for shareholders of CBL.
Press Release. Nov 25, 2019
IMF Bentham Limited and Russell McVeagh announce a New Zealand (NZ) Class Action is under investigation. Like the two Australian actions funded by IMF Bentham, the NZ class action will also be a product liability claim against certain manufacturers of Alucobond and Vitrabond PE core cladding products.
Press Release. Nov 11, 2019
Leading dispute resolution financier IMF Bentham Limited (ASX:IMF) announces that it has completed the merger with Omni Bridgeway Holdings BV previously announced on October 15, 2019.
Press Release. Nov 06, 2019
IMF Bentham Limited is delighted to announce that on Monday, 4 November 2019, Ms Ruth Stackpool-Moore joined our expanding global team as Investment Manager, based in our Singapore office.
Press Release. Oct 15, 2019
Leading litigation and disputes funder IMF Bentham Limited (IMF Bentham) announces that it is acquiring Omni Bridgeway Holdings BV (Omni Bridgeway) to create a truly global diversified funder with over A$2.2 billion in capital to fund disputes and enforcement proceedings of significant size and complexity throughout the world.
Press Release. Oct 14, 2019
IMF Bentham and leading New Zealand law firm Glaister Ennor announced today a class action seeking compensation for shareholders of failed New Zealand insurance firm CBL Corporation (CBL). The collapse of CBL has impacted shareholders across the world, including retail investors in New Zealand who have seen their investment in CBL wiped out. The action will allege CBL breached its obligations to keep shareholders properly informed about CBL’s French insurance business.
Press Release. Oct 01, 2019
Leading litigation and disputes funder IMF Bentham Limited and leading commercial law firm, Piper Alderman, confirm the Supreme Court of New South Wales handed down judgment in favour of their funded client, David Kerr in his capacity as additional Trustee of the SEAS Sapfor forestry scheme (Trustee).
Press Release. Aug 08, 2019
In response to a (short) report issued by a US investment firm on 7 August 2019 on Burford Capital Limited (Burford), leading global dispute resolution financier and industry founder, IMF Bentham (ASX:IMF) responds to share price movement of rival Burford, and notes the differences in relation to IMF’s accounting policies and disclosures.
Press Release. Jul 10, 2019
Australia’s leading dispute financier IMF Bentham Limited (ASX:IMF) and William Roberts Lawyers announced today a class action seeking compensation for MLC Super Fund members against NAB-owned MLC Super Fund trustee company, NULIS Nominees (Australia) Limited, relating to excess fees charged to members of the MLC Super Fund from 1 July 2016.
Press Release. Jun 21, 2019
IMF Bentham (ASX:IMF) (operating in the US and Canada as Bentham IMF) announces the launch of a new US$500 million fund (‘Fund 5’) to underwrite non-US disputes around the world.
Press Release. Jun 18, 2019
Global dispute financier IMF Bentham Limited and William Roberts Lawyers have commenced a second product liability class action in the Federal Court of Australia under consumer protection laws. The action is against the manufacturer of ‘Vitrabond’ PE core cladding products, Fairview Architectural Pty Ltd. It follows the commencement in February 2019 of a class action against the manufacturers of ‘Alucobond’ PE core cladding products.