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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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July 25, 2018
The 2017 legislative changes in Singapore and Hong Kong permitting third-party funding in certain dispute resolution proceedings has led to funding opportunities for those involved in international arbitration matters and related proceedings. Tom Glasgow and Cheng-Yee Khong discuss this new environment in the latest issue of Asian-mena Counsel, a magazine for the in-house community featuring a special dispute resolution report.
July 19, 2018
IMF Bentham, in conjunction with a leading law firm, is funding a complaint to the Australian Information Commissioner on behalf of Australian Facebook users in respect of the alleged breach. The case presents an opportunity to enforce citizens’ privacy rights and prevent the misuse of their personal data. To sign up for this class action, you can register here before July 31st.
July 18, 2018
The claim that Australia is the most likely jurisdiction outside the US where a company will face class action litigation dates from at least 2006. Since then, it has become a common refrain from some quarters of the Australian legal and business community. Professor Vince Morabito of Monash University has recently published a report seeking to test this claim.
June 29, 2018
In an article published today at, IMF Bentham's Kate Hurford sets out five key facts about litigation funding for litigators or in-house counsel handling commercial disputes who may be unsure about funding, and a brief summary of the funding process.
June 22, 2018
On 19 June 2018, the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) published its report on litigation funding and group proceedings. IMF Bentham Limited is concerned that some of the recommendations will merely result in more class actions being brought in the Victorian State Supreme Court and may encourage more competing class actions filed in different courts.
June 19, 2018
On 16 November 2018, Clive Bowman will chair an informative panel session on Class Actions with leading members of the legal profession at the 2018 National Conference of the Australian Bar Association & NSW Bar Association, “rise2018 - relevant / resilient / respected”.
June 19, 2018
This premier arbitration event will take place in Melbourne on 17 October 2018.
June 18, 2018
IMF Bentham is proud to sponsor an informative session at the Centre for Investment Education’s (CIE) Annual ‘Chairs & CEOs Symposium', taking place in Canberra, ACT on 16 August 2018.
June 05, 2018
Across Australia, IMF Bentham has participated in the Governance and Risk Management Forum 2018 panel discussions on insights into Directors & Officers insurance, changing market conditions, continuous disclosure, securities class actions and how the Australian D&O insurance market impacts the boardroom.
May 29, 2018
It can be a daunting task to decide to make the first call to a funder. We recommend following these three steps.
May 22, 2018
This week, IMF Bentham’s US operations received top-tier recognition from Chambers and Partners, which selected us as one of only two “Band One” litigation funding companies in the United States.
April 18, 2018
At two class action conferences held in Melbourne and Sydney last week, ALRC chair Justice Sarah Derrington announced some of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s preliminary ideas. The formal submission stage will take place in June / July before the final report is submitted in December 2018.
April 10, 2018
IMF Bentham and Slater and Gordon have opened registrations for a class action against Murray Goulburn on behalf of Unitholders.
April 06, 2018
What are competing class actions? How are the Courts managing them? What are the potential solutions? These were just some of the questions addressed by an expert panel chaired by IMF Bentham’s Clive Bowman.
April 04, 2018
Investment Managers at IMF Bentham are required to wear many different hats – investigators, financiers, project managers – but it is not often we are asked to display our acting skills.
March 27, 2018
IMF Bentham was well represented at this year’s highly successful Inter-Pacific Bar Association Conference in Manila (14-16 March). The event brought together over 1000 lawyers from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond to discuss latest trends and innovations.
March 26, 2018
Like many of the Asian jurisdictions in which we operate, parties in South Korea are beginning to turn their minds to dispute resolution finance. Korean businesses and law firms are increasingly involved in complex, high-value international transactions and projects. Related disputes can be equally complex, costly and high-risk, often involving international arbitration. The advent of third-party funding in Asia is appealing to those Korean parties seeking to manage costs, risks and legal budgets.
March 22, 2018
IMF Bentham’s Investment Manager, Gavin Beardsell explains how litigation funding can assist insurers to recover their losses by way of subrogated claims.
March 16, 2018
Over 60 legal practitioners, academics and students studying dispute resolution gathered for the first ever seminar on third-party funding in Manila on 13 March co-hosted by IMF Bentham and King & Spalding.
March 14, 2018
Arbitration is increasingly popular amongst the international business community as a means of resolving cross-border commercial disputes - so how do we prepare future generations of lawyers to meet the demand for skilled legal representation?