Perspectives from Within

Bentham is a litigation finance company providing funding to plaintiffs for large commercial disputes in the United States and abroad. Bentham is the U.S. arm of IMF Bentham Limited, one of the oldest and most experienced commercial litigation funders in the world. We offer law firms and their clients, a risk-sharing partnership and a proven record of success as a leading global litigation funder.

We hope that this ejournal will open your eyes to the world of litigation finance and our values-based approach to this alternative option. We welcome your comments and questions.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice. We urge claimholders to get advice from their lawyers on litigation funding.
April 18, 2019
Dana MacGrath, international arbitration expert and Bentham IMF Investment Manager, discusses her background and the expanding frontiers for litigation funding.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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 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.