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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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June 21, 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.
May 29, 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.
May 28, 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.
May 23, 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.
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 17, 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.
March 19, 2019
The number of investment treaty arbitrations filed in 2018 continued to grow. As more parties seek to file meritorious claims, demand for third-party funding for these arbitration claims will also continue to rise.
January 16, 2019
IMF Bentham Ltd’s Tom Glasgow shared insights about enforcement of awards in Asia with online publication, Asset Recovery Hub.
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.