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December 14, 2018
The Hong Kong Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has published the much-anticipated Code of Practice for third-party funding of arbitration, which will regulate and provide guidance to the arbitration funding industry in Hong Kong. The DOJ has confirmed that the new provisions of the Arbitration Ordinance, which facilitate the funding of arbitration, will come into operation on 1 February 2019.
November 12, 2018
IMF Bentham Limited’s Cheng-Yee Khong participated in a number of exciting events at this year’s Hong Kong Arbitration Week, including serving as a judge at the Arbitration Debate 2018, speaking at a MARC event and attending the Arbitration Charity Ball.
October 24, 2018
IMF Bentham Limited’s Cheng-Yee Khong participated in the first leg of a roadshow held in London to launch the new MARC Arbitration Rules. The new Rules were officially launched in Mauritius and came into force in May 2018. The roadshow in London was held to inform practitioners and arbitrators about MARC and the development of international arbitration in Mauritius which has a supportive judicial system.
October 18, 2018
IMF Bentham Limited’s Cheng-Yee Khong attended IBA 2018, the International Bar Association’s Annual Conference, held in Rome this year. The IBA’s Annual Conference is the legal profession’s largest international event. Cheng-Yee was a panellist on a session titled, Arbitration and Litigation Finance in the Arab World.
October 02, 2018
IMF Bentham’s Clive Bowman, Tom Glasgow and Cheng-Yee Khong were delighted to participate in Asialaw & Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Summit in Hong Kong on 20 September.
October 02, 2018
IMF Bentham was delighted to host a seminar in Hong Kong on 20 September 2018 on the efficient management of litigation and arbitration. The guest speaker was Sir Rupert Jackson, a former Lord Justice of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.
September 27, 2018
IMF Bentham’s Clive Bowman and Tom Glasgow presented a workshop titled ‘Third Party Dispute Finance for corporates – The New Normal’ in Singapore on 19 September. The workshop was held during the 19th In-House Congress Singapore, part of the highly successful In-House Community Congress series, hosted by Pacific Business Press.
September 27, 2018
IMF Bentham is delighted to welcome Arvindran Manoosegaran to our expanding global team as an Associate Investment Manager, based in our Singapore office.
September 21, 2018
IMF Bentham’s Tom Glasgow and Cheng-Yee Kong attended the 2018 China Arbitration Summit (2018 Summit) held in Beijing on 16 and 17 September.
September 21, 2018
IMF Bentham was delighted to be invited to present to leading Chinese law firm, Tiantong & Partners, and their clients at a seminar in Beijing on 18 September. The presentation, by IMF Bentham’s Tom Glasgow and Cheng-Yee Kong, was titled “Developments of Third Party Funding in the APAC Region and the World – The New Method of Financing Cross Border Disputes”.
September 13, 2018
In a first for Singapore, the High Court has declared that a commercial third-party funding arrangement may proceed. On 11 September 2018, Justice Chua Lee Ming made a declaration permitting IMF Bentham to fund investigations and potential claims in the context of a major corporate collapse costing Singaporean retail investors hundreds of millions of dollars.
September 12, 2018
IMF Bentham’s Cheng-Yee Khong participated in a 3-day training session on international arbitration for elite Guangdong lawyers held in Shenzhen from 28 to 30 August. Cheng-Yee spoke about costs of arbitration and third-party funding.
August 29, 2018
IMF Bentham’s Investment Manager (Asia), Tom Glasgow, will be one of the speakers at a webinar on 11 September titled: Third Party Funding in Disputes: Viable Option in India? The webinar will examine topics including the legal position in relation to third-party funding in India, global best practices, the possibility of early settlement in funded cases and the steps to secure a third-party funder.
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.
June 22, 2018
Sir Rupert Jackson, former Lord Justice of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, will be guest speaker at an invitation-only twilight seminar hosted by IMF Bentham Limited on 20 September 2018, at the International Arbitration Centre in Hong Kong.
June 19, 2018
IMF Bentham’s Ms Cheng-Yee Khong will be a guest speaker at this year’s STEP Asia Conference, taking place at The Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong on 20-21 November 2018.
June 06, 2018
Cheng-Yee Khong, Associate Investment Manager – Hong Kong and member of the MARC Court, recently attended the first Mauritius Arbitration Week organised by the MCCI Arbitration & Mediation Center (MARC) in Port Louis.
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.