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Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. We recommend that claim holders obtain advice from their lawyers on litigation funding. Any opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and not of IMF Bentham.
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?
March 13, 2018
IMF Bentham Limited has agreed to finance its first international commercial arbitration in Singapore. It is one of the first known examples of funded international arbitration in Singapore since the city-state passed new laws facilitating the use of third-party funding last year.
March 07, 2018
Lord Justice Sir Rupert Jackson of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales will be guest speaker at an invitation-only Class Actions Conference hosted by IMF Bentham and The University of NSW on 25 September 2018 in Melbourne.
March 06, 2018
IMF was delighted to participate in a symposium on 1 March 2018 to discuss class actions in Western Australia and third-party litigation funding. The symposium was organised by leading independent Australian law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
March 06, 2018
Andrew Saker, IMF Bentham CEO and Managing Director, recently sat down with The CEO Magazine’s Adrian Flores to discuss IMF Bentham’s business strategy and what it takes to lead Australia’s largest litigation funder.
March 02, 2018
IMF Bentham was delighted to host a table at this year’s Social Justice Dinner convened by PIAC (Public Interest Advocacy Centre). The dinner took place on 1 March 2018 at Doltone House, Sydney and featured guest speaker Professor Megan Davis.