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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 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.
March 15, 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 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.
January 16, 2018
IMF Bentham is delighted to welcome Ms Cheng Yee Khong as Associate Investment Manager (Asia), based in Hong Kong.
November 15, 2017
IMF Bentham Investment Manager for Asia, Tom Glasgow, has outlined the basic investment criteria we use when considering a case for funding.
October 04, 2017
IMF Bentham is pleased to announce two further funding vehicles for future cases and investments in Asia and abroad.
June 29, 2017
On 1 January 2017, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) introduced the first edition of its Investment Arbitration Rules. Amongst the innovations, the Rules recognise that Third Party Funding (TPF) arrangements exist and confirm that Tribunals have the power to obtain information concerning such arrangements. In this post, Susanna Khouri, Oliver Gayner and Nathan Landis of IMF Bentham share their perspectives on the developments.
June 17, 2017
On Wednesday, 14 June 2017, Hong Kong’s Legislative Council passed long-awaited legislation expressly permitting third-party funding for arbitration, mediation and related court proceedings in Hong Kong.
June 06, 2017
IMF Bentham's Investment Manager for Asia, Tom Glasgow, discusses the reasons why you should be pitching litigation finance options to your clients.
May 08, 2017
IMF Bentham recently announced plans for an office in Singapore, following regulatory changes encouraging third-party funding in the region. Asian Legal Business spoke with IMF about the evolving third-party funding market in Singapore.
March 24, 2017
IMF Bentham is expanding its operations into the Asia-Pacific region with the launch of a new office in Singapore and the hire of Tom Glasgow as Investment Manager (Asia).
January 18, 2017
On 10 January 2017, the Civil Law (Amendment) Bill (38/2016) passed its second reading before the Parliament of Singapore. The Bill abolishes the torts of maintenance and champerty, and for the first time makes it expressly lawful for a third party to fund dispute resolution proceedings in Singapore.