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For Law Firms, Portfolio Financing Means Less Risk and a Greater Potential Upside
July 17, 2019
Litigation practice groups can yield predictable cash flows—even while taking matters on full contingency. We explain how portfolio financing makes it possible
In Insurance Coverage Disputes, Litigation Funding Eases the Path to Recovery
July 10, 2019
In many insurance coverage cases, the insured may forego their coverage claims or settle for pennies on the dollar because the insured lacks the time, energy, and resources to pursue litigation. By working with a litigation funder, the insured can assert its rights with minimal up-front investment
Litigation Funding Practice Pointer: Maximize Your Chance of Obtaining Funding
July 03, 2019
While Bentham IMF appreciates the role it can play in giving plaintiffs the resources they need to have a fighting chance in cases where the strength of their claims merit pursuit, we must exercise caution when making investments.
Litigation Finance: A Proactive Way to Source New Business
June 27, 2019
What many lawyers may not realize is that they can take proactive steps to do something about it—and in the process obtain new, or more, business while forging a stronger relationship with their clients. In working with a litigation funder, outside counsel can develop a plan for alternative fee arrangements for affirmative litigation that will drive revenue for their client, trim litigation costs, and reduce risk.
For New GCs, Litigation Finance Can Help Accelerate Law Department Transformation
June 12, 2019
Litigation finance can serve as a powerful tool for new general counsel looking to transform their law departments. The new GCs are inheriting a rapidly shifting legal department landscape. Increasingly, companies are expecting law department leaders not only to mitigate risk, but to help generate revenue and boost corporate profit margins.
Decisions, Decisions—What Sets a Funder Apart from the Rest of the Crowd?
June 05, 2019
Legal industry surveys estimate 72 percent of litigators will have firsthand experience working with a litigation financing company within two years. Find out what sets a funder apart.
The Benefits Mid-Sized and Large Companies Realize from Litigation Finance Go Beyond Access to Capital
May 22, 2019
Litigation finance is often thought of as a resource used solely by law firms, individual claimants and small companies. However, the benefits of using it to pursue strong claims also appeal to mid-sized and large companies.
Five Commonly-Asked Questions About Bentham’s Litigation Funding Process
May 15, 2019
Get a behind the scenes look at the factors we take into account when reviewing a potential matter for investment and how our funding process works.
In-House Counsel Can Use Litigation Finance to Build a Revenue-Generating Legal Offense
May 08, 2019
Litigation finance helps general counsels mitigate many of the issues of bringing affirmative litigation and allows them to transform litigation into assets that can help drive revenue and unlock capital for other priorities.
Case Study: How Bundling Cases Into a Portfolio Enabled a Law Firm to Increase its Revenue, Offer Creative Arrangements, and Mitigate Risk
May 01, 2019
Could your firm benefit from using portfolio funding? This case study explains how a law firm was able to significantly increase its return and mitigate risk with litigation funding.
A Cost Benefit Analysis of Litigation Finance
April 24, 2019
Litigation finance allows law firms and companies access to a source of capital that can be far more flexible than other financing options—with stronger results for the bottom line.
IMF Bentham and Boies Schiller Flexner Announce US$30 Million to Fund Vietnam-related Arbitration and Litigation
April 17, 2019
Bentham IMF parent company and leading global litigation and dispute financier, IMF Bentham Limited (ASX: IMF), 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.
Litigation Funding Practice Pointer: What Funders Look for When Evaluating Damages
April 10, 2019
Over the course of its years in the litigation finance industry, Bentham has developed funding criteria to guide its investment strategy. These criteria are tailored to each type of funding product Bentham offers, and, while they vary slightly by funding category, they are all designed with the common goal of helping to identify quality cases where the introduction of litigation funding can provide a fair, healthy return to all parties involved – claimant, lawyers, and funder.
How Funding Can Optimize the Outcome of Your Company’s Litigation
March 27, 2019
Litigation finance provides litigants and lawyers access to capital to pursue meritorious litigation where there is a substantial chance of a positive outcome. In exchange, the funder receives a return, usually via a multiple of its investment or a percentage of the recovery. Financing is non-recourse, which means that the funder receives a return on its investment only in the event the litigation is successful .
A Guide to Negotiating Fair Deal Terms with a Litigation Funder
March 06, 2019
Claimants should exercise caution in seeking out litigation funding, paying particular attention to the funder’s track record of success, source and availability of capital, and history of disputes (if any) with claimants or their attorneys.
Preparing for the Storm: Unleashing Recession-Proof Assets and Shoring Up Liquidity with Litigation Finance
February 27, 2019
With analysts predicting that the economy will slow in the year ahead, companies may find litigation finance to be a useful tool in managing their legal spend.
Winning the Beauty Contest: An Experienced Funder Can Help Law Firms Win Client Confidence
February 13, 2019
Litigation finance can serve as a powerful tool for law firms seeking to attract new clients or win plaintiff-side work from existing clients. Incorporating funding as an option in pitches submitted to secure work affords significant advantage to law firms. Among other benefits, funding helps clients reduce litigation risk, afford their top-choice law firm and improve their balance sheet.
Former GC and Veteran Litigator Sees Funding as a Game-Changer for In-House Teams
February 06, 2019
Bentham IMF Spotlight Series: New York Investment Manager Daniela Raz, former General Counsel and veteran litigator, discusses what a game-changer litigation funding can be for companies
Affording Arbitration: Kavanaugh’s First Majority Opinion Further Strengthens the Enforceability of Contractual Arbitration Clauses
January 30, 2019
Justice Brett Kavanaugh made headlines earlier this month when he issued his first majority opinion for the United States Supreme Court. The opinion resolved a circuit split over whether the Federal Arbitration Act permits a court to decline to enforce arbitration agreements that delegate arbitrability questions to an arbitrator.
Northern District of California Rejects Discovery of Litigation Funder Identity on Relevance Grounds
January 16, 2019
Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied as irrelevant defendant Micron Technology’s demand that plaintiff MLC Intellectual Property disclose the identity of the source of any third-party funding in MLC’s patent infringement lawsuit.
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