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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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October 14, 2019
International dispute financier, IMF Bentham Limited has announced a class action seeking compensation for shareholders of failed New Zealand insurance company, CBL Corporation (CBL). IMF Bentham has teamed up with New Zealand law firm, Glaister Ennor who will lead the action together with a counsel team headed by Philip Skelton QC.
September 24, 2019
A company’s claims are an often-overlooked asset with the potential to attract millions of dollars of investment capital without diluting shareholders’ interests. Yet for many investors, the prospect of a company pursuing litigation or arbitration raises concerns of a costly and unpredictable process that may have a negative impact on earnings and share prices. Dispute resolution finance from IMF Bentham can alleviate these concerns for companies.
July 22, 2019
In our latest podcast, IMF Bentham’s Tom Glasgow and insolvency practitioner Luke Furler discuss dispute resolution finance for insolvency related claims.
July 08, 2019
Recent reports show that companies are forgoing millions of dollars in wasted claims and unpursued recoveries. A legal recovery program, combined with dispute resolution finance, can mitigate these problems and generate revenue and value for companies.
July 08, 2019
One of the most complex issues facing many in-house counsel is the expense of litigation. Companies, even well-capitalised ones, with potentially valuable claims are often reluctant to pursue them, or see them through to their most valuable stage. Dispute resolution finance can help in-house counsel transform their legal departments from cost to profit centres.
July 05, 2019
IMF Bentham's Nathan Landis shares insights from his experience living and working in the Middle East and why the market for dispute resolution finance is growing rapidly.
June 28, 2019
IMF Bentham is delighted to be recognised as the only ‘Band 1' funder in the Asia-Pacific from the legal industry’s leading global directory, Chambers and Partners. We are also one of only two funders ranked Band 1 in the United States.
June 21, 2019
IMF Bentham’s Matthew Kennedy and Noah Wortman discuss the rapidly evolving class action regime in Australia and how IMF Bentham’s global program assists institutional investors to recover value for shareholders.
June 20, 2019
IMF Bentham launches US$500m Fund in response to market demand for dispute resolution finance. Total funds under management now close to A$2billion.
June 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.
June 18, 2019
We are delighted to advise you of the following leadership developments in IMF Bentham’s Australian business, which will become effective from 1 July.
June 06, 2019
IMF Bentham Limited is proud that Andrew Saker and Allison Chock have been recognised by US legal media company Lawdragon’s 2019 guide to the 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists. This recognition reflects our experience, the strong relationships we have built across the legal industry and that we are now a preferred funder for many leading law firms.
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 VCCircle.com 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.