Bentham IMF is the US arm of IMF Bentham Limited (ASX: IMF), one of the most successful litigation funding companies in the world, with a portfolio that has a total claim size value of $3.8 billion AUD. The companies have 14 offices throughout the world and provide funding to clients in the US, UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. They have funded to completion 166 cases in the past 16 years, generating $2.1 billion AUD in recoveries and achieving a 90% success rate, with their clients retaining an average of 62% of all case proceeds.
Established in 2010, Vannin Capital is the global expert in legal finance, supporting law firms and corporations in the successful resolution of high-value commercial disputes.
From single case funding, to portfolio finance and defence arrangements, we offer creative capital solutions that are tailored to our clients’ needs.
Our global team of legal and financial experts cover the key commercial litigation and arbitration centres from our offices in London, Jersey, Paris, Bonn, New York, Washington, Sydney and Melbourne.
More than just capital, we combine global experience with local knowledge to deliver the highest standard of service and expertise to our clients around the world.
A market leader, we are a member of the Association of Litigation Funders of England and Wales (ALF), conducting our business to the highest standards in line with its code of conduct.
We focus only on disputes and investigations. Other lawyers regularly appoint us as special advocates for their clients in sensitive situations involving conflicts of interest. We do not ordinarily maintain repeat clients of our own. Our firm focuses on:
- conducting litigation, arbitrations or investigations via special engagements; and
- partnering with law firms that continue as client advisers while we conduct in-court advocacy.
Matt Harrison is an Investment Manager responsible for Bentham’s San Francisco Bay Area operations. Prior to launching Bentham’s San Francisco office, Matt spent 15 years as a litigation associate and partner at Latham & Watkins, where his practice focused on representing clients in a wide variety of securities and M&A litigation matters, as well as complex commercial cases involving antitrust and competition, trade secrets, intellectual property, false advertising, and mass torts.
Matt earned his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where he was Editor of the UCLA Law Review, and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. He received a B.A. in Business Administration from University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, with concentrations in finance and marketing.
Carolina Ramirez works with law firms and claimants on how third-party funding can be pursued and utilized across a broad range of high-value commercial litigation disputes. Based in New York, her role focuses on identifying and providing a full appraisal of disputes that Vannin will consider for funding, as well as monitoring disputes that Vannin has committed to fund.
Prior to joining Vannin Capital, Carolina was a Senior Associate at Dentons US LLP. At Dentons, Carolina’s litigation practice focused on representing clients in government investigations and litigation with a primary focus on violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She conducted internal investigations of domestic and multinational organizations and assisted clients with the creation of industry-specific anti-corruption compliance programs.
Previously, Carolina was a member of the commercial litigation team in the New York office of White & Case LLP working on a variety of general commercial claims across a multitude of different industries.
Carolina earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She studied abroad in the spring of 2009 at the Tel Aviv University Law School and holds a B.A in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves on the Penn Law Board of Overseers and is a member of the junior board of New York Lawyers for Public Interest.
Carolina is admitted to practice in New York and is fluent in Spanish.
Michael Ng is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer focusing on intellectual property litigation, regulatory matters and commercial disputes. His most recent matters span the U.S., Asia, Europe and Australia, with a focus on high-stakes cases in the technology sector.
Mr. Ng is regularly asked to serve as lead counsel in trade secret, patent, copyright and licensing disputes. He has represented clients in a wide variety of technology areas, including wireless data transmission, semiconductor manufacturing, network hardware, enterprise and consumer software, software as a service (SaaS), cybersecurity, datacenters, construction materials and consumer electronics.
Mr. Ng also has extensive experience leading investigations and litigation involving U.S. government agencies, as well as disputes involving misappropriation of trade secrets or other loss of confidential information, often coordinating with the firm’s government enforcement defense team and in-house data security group. In addition to disputes and investigations, Mr. Ng helps clients design intellectual property strategies aimed at furthering their business goals, such as protecting trade secrets and other intangible assets, maximizing the value of intellectual property holdings, securing freedom to operate, or preparing to engage with competitors in new markets.
Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Ng was partner and head of the intellectual property practice at Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP, where his work also included commercial disputes, corporate governance, unfair business practices, media, antitrust and constitutional cases.
Mr. Ng currently serves as the chair of the board of the East Bay Community Law Center, a clinical affiliate of Berkeley Law School and the East Bay’s largest nonprofit legal services provider.