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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.
Making the Business Case for Litigation Finance: A Guide for Partners Seeking Law Firm Management Committee Approval of Portfolio Financing
June 19, 2019
Litigation funding isn’t just for clients: increasingly, law firms are turning to funders to help them manage the business side of law so that they can better focus on winning cases, meeting client needs, and attracting new business.
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.
A Law Firm Guide to Monetizing Litigation Claims Using Litigation Finance
May 29, 2019
Many firms are now turning to litigation finance to get comfortable with taking matters on contingency. With litigation finance, firms are given the opportunity to maximize revenue and generate greater value for their clients.
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.
An International Arbitration Expert Sees Expanding Frontiers for Funding
April 18, 2019
Dana MacGrath, international arbitration expert and Bentham IMF Investment Manager, discusses her background and the expanding frontiers for litigation funding.
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.
The New Tool Investment Bankers are Suggesting to Financially Distressed Corporate Clients
April 03, 2019
As investment bankers realize how funding serves to leverage affirmative legal claims, which are commonly overlooked assets, they are seeking opportunities to connect their distressed clients with opportunities to transform claims into vehicles for immediate income and substantial future recoveries. Such opportunities can be impactful for distressed clients because they help to improve a company’s cash position and profitability.
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 .
IP Litigation Veteran Discusses How Corporate IP Practitioners and Claimants Can Benefit from the Use of Litigation Finance
March 20, 2019
Bentham IMF Spotlight Series: IP litigation veteran Sarah Tsou discusses how litigation finance helps companies mitigate the financial risks of protecting their IP.
Increase in International Arbitration Filings Points to Greater Demand for Litigation Funding in Resource and Project Cases
March 13, 2019
Investment treaty arbitration filings continued their growth in 2018. As more parties seek to file meritorious claims, demand for third-party funding for these arbitration claims will also continue to rise
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.
Insurance Recovery Veteran Sees a Big Upside for Firms and Claimants that Use Litigation Finance
February 20, 2019
Bentham IMF Spotlight Series: We speak to Los Angeles Investment Manager and veteran insurance recovery litigator, Fiona Chaney, on why companies and firms in the insurance recovery field should be aware of how #litigationfunding can make a successful impact on the bottom line.
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