Omni Bridgeway has merged with IMF Bentham to create a leading global dispute resolution financier

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Our combined group has 18 offices in 10 countries and a team of 145 professionals, fluent in more than 20 languages. With expertise in in legal and recovery systems worldwide, we understand local markets, and can assist with complex domestic and cross-border disputes.
With an unrivaled 33-year track record, we are a formidable ally and innovative and reliable partner for individuals, groups, companies and professional advisers seeking strategic legal finance solutions.
We finance disputes from inception through trial, appeal, enforcement and recovery, offering solutions including:

  • funding and managing of disputes and legal proceedings globally, with on-the-ground support
  • funding and managing the enforcement and monetization of judgments and arbitration awards, globally (including against sovereigns debtors)
  • enforcement of non-performing loans of banks and subrogation claims of insurance companies
  • world-first After-the-Event cost protection cover in relevant jurisdictions

Our operations span Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, the UK and US.
Our combined team comprises seasoned litigators, enforcement lawyers, economists, financial experts, business intelligence and asset-tracing professionals with experience in funding commercial, antitrust, intellectual property, arbitration, whistleblower, bankruptcy, securities and multi-party claims. We leverage our unparalleled network across the legal, finance, intelligence, insurance and other industries to deliver optimal strategic solutions for our clients.

About IMF Bentham

IMF Bentham Limited (ASX:IMF) is a leading global litigation and dispute financier, headquartered in Australia and with offices in the US, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong and London. The company has built its reputation as a trusted provider of innovative litigation financing solutions and has established an increasingly diverse portfolio of litigation and dispute financing assets. IMF Bentham has a highly experienced litigation financing team overseeing its investments, delivering, as at 30 June 2019, an 89% success rate across 192 completed cases (excluding withdrawals). Visit imf.com.au to learn more.

Omni Bridgeway has merged with IMF Bentham to create a leading global dispute resolution financier

Contacts

For further information, please contact:

Wieger Wielinga
Managing Director, Partner of Omni Bridgeway (Amsterdam office)
wielinga@omnibridgeway.com

Raymond van Hulst
Managing Director, Partner of Omni Bridgeway (Geneva / Dubai office)
vanhulst@omnibridgeway.com

DARP

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Omni Bridgeway and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, have established an investment partnership and technical expertise centre – based in Dubai – aimed at Distressed Asset Recovery and Dispute Resolution Funding in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia regions.

The project – called MENA DARP – is part of the global Distressed Asset Recovery Program (DARP) of IFC.

MENA DARP is aimed at assisting banks in the Middle East, North Africa and central Asia regions with the funding and cross border legal enforcement of high value (> USD 2 million) corporate non-performing loans (NPL’s).

The MENA DARP project allows banks to partially sell or monetize their non-performing loans and to use the unique expertise of Omni Bridgeway in global asset tracing, funding and management of international legal enforcement proceedings for such NPL’s.

The initial tranche of MENA DARP aims and allows for a non-performing loans, distressed assets and legal claims portfolio in excess of USD 1 billion in nominal value.

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Above: The IFC and Omni Bridgeway teams at signing.

The initiative is pioneering dispute resolution funding and legal enforcement expertise in the MENA region, and builds on the 30-year track record and expertise of Omni Bridgeway as the leading specialist in funding and managing cross border legal (enforcement) proceedings in the Middle East, (North) Africa and (Central) Asia regions. The project reinforces Omni Bridgeway’s position as the leading enforcement funding specialist. IFC is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries

 

Countries

MENA DARP actively focuses on: Pakistan, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Greece and Lebanon.

In addition, the following countries are pre-approved for review of potential DARP opportunities:

Albania – Bosnia & Herzegovina – Bulgaria – Kosovo – Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Montenegro – Poland – Romania – Serbia – Afghanistan – Algeria – Armenia – Azerbaijan – Belarus – Georgia – Iraq – Jordan – Kazakhstan – Kyrgyz Republic – Moldova – Oman – Syrian Arab Republic – Tajikistan – Tunisia – Turkmenistan – Ukraine – Uzbekistan – West Bank & Gaza – Republic of Yemen

 

Contacts

For further information, please contact:

Mateen Beg
Director MENA DARP (Dubai office)
beg@omnibridgeway.com

Raymond van Hulst
Managing Director – Partner of Omni Bridgeway (Geneva / Dubai office)
vanhulst@omnibridgeway.com