Chairman/CEO: Allison K. Chock (Chief Investment Officer)
Number of employees: 22 in the United States and 108 globally (including the United States)
Languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Malay, Mandarin, Spanish, Tamil
Overview & History:
Bentham IMF is the US arm of IMF Bentham Limited (ASX: IMF), the founders of the global commercial litigation finance industry, actively funding commercial litigation for 18 years and counting. The company’s combined investment portfolio has a total estimated recoverable amount of $5.6 billion AUD. It has 14 offices throughout the world and provides funding to clients around the globe including in the US, UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Bentham’s funding works to level the playing field by providing the resources to pay for the soaring costs of high-stakes commercial litigation, including capital to hire the best legal counsel and experts. Its funding can also be used to finance operating or working capital during lengthy legal proceedings, to move litigation expenses off a company’s income statement and improve its bottom line, or to monetize a judgment while it is being appealed or in the collection process.
Bentham works with individual claimants and law firms, corporations, and partnerships of all sizes. The company offers risk-sharing and seeks an alignment of interests.
Bentham’s funding models and method of operation can be described in three simple words: simplicity, transparency, and fairness.
Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Funding:
Bentham IMF provides non-recourse funding for all types of commercial cases, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret theft, copyright/ trademark/patent infringement, complex business disputes, environmental, bankruptcy, whistleblower, appeals, antitrust as well as domestic and international arbitration. Its funding can be used to monetize single cases or portfolios of litigation. Bentham’s clients typically seek funding to pay legal fees and costs for expensive litigation, monetize litigation assets for business purposes, obtain working capital, preserve resources and move litigation off corporate income statements.
Law Firm Financing:
Bentham’s non-recourse funding is also available for law firms seeking to monetize portfolios of litigation claims focused solely on plaintiffs’ matters, or portfolios containing a combination of plaintiff and defense-side cases. The financing Bentham provides allows firms to share risk, improve the bottom line, deliver service at competitive prices, smooth cash flows while handling cases on contingency, increase revenues with measured risk and grow their practices.
Commercial litigation and dispute resolution funding for matters involving antitrust, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret theft, copyright/ trademark/patent infringement, complex business disputes, environmental, bankruptcy and whistleblower claims, appeals, as well as domestic and international arbitration.
Law Firm Financing
Allison K. Chock, Chief Investment Officer - US
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +1 213 550 2687
Andrew Saker, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Email: [email protected]