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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 28, 2018
As companies move towards putting their litigation claims to work as assets, they are reevaluating their asset optimization strategies.
November 08, 2018
Recent proposed changes to the rules governing investment treaty arbitrations demonstrate the growing use and evolution of third party funding in international arbitration.
November 07, 2018
The best approach to funding follows the “Golden Rule” of applying for litigation financing: tell your prospective funder everything that you would want to know if you were in the funder’s shoes.
October 31, 2018
Bentham IMF is pleased to announce the publication of its guidebook on the key issues related to commercial litigation finance.
October 17, 2018
Recently released statistics show a rapid rise in the number of trade secret cases filed in the United States. It is a trend we are seeing play out at Bentham IMF, as well as with litigants increasingly seeking opportunities to employ litigation funding to finance their claims.
September 26, 2018
Launching a new firm requires a strong capital investment and understandably, few lawyers are willing to put their savings on the line to chase the dream.
September 19, 2018
Global litigation financing firm Bentham IMF and Kobre & Kim, a New York-based law firm are providing a solution to enforce important legal rights against large, multi-national corporations that have wronged them.
August 23, 2018
In the ever-competitive legal industry, lawyers who learn about litigation finance gain an advantage.