Maarten van Luyn joins Omni Bridgeway and IMF Bentham in Europe as Director of Collective Redress

AMSTERDAM, 23 January 2020: Omni Bridgeway and IMF Bentham Limited (ASX:IMF) are delighted to announce the addition of veteran commercial lawyer, Mr Maarten van Luyn, to the company’s expanding Europe team. Maarten joins as Director of Collective Redress, based in Amsterdam, where he will source, assess and manage high value strategic litigation finance solutions throughout Europe, with a focus on group claims and LegalTech solutions for group claims.


Maarten’s appointment follows the recent news in 2019 of IMF Bentham and Omni Bridgeway’s merger, which created the largest dispute financing team in the world.

Maarten was formerly a Partner in the Amsterdam office of leading international law firm, Baker & McKenzie, where he managed an international practice in corporate law & litigation, finance, banking & securities. He was also previously a Partner at boutique litigation firm BarentsKrans, based in The Hague. In private practice, Maarten specialised in strategic litigation involving regulated industries. He acted in commercial transactions and litigation spanning structured/corporate finance, capital markets, and financial services. His clients included local and international banks, custodians, fund managers, investment funds, insurance companies, stock exchanges, and large corporates. Maarten was also the former Director/General Counsel of Aegon Netherlands, an international financial services conglomerate.

Maarten van Luyn said: “Having been a Partner in private practice as well as an in-house General Counsel of an international financial institution, it is an exciting progression for me to now join Omni Bridgeway and IMF Bentham, especially at this time. The combination of Omni Bridgeway and IMF Bentham creates one of the world’s truly global financiers, leading the market for third-party dispute finance. This market is rapidly coming of age.

Raymond van Hulst, Managing Director of Omni Bridgeway, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Maarten to our team. With more than 25 years of both international and local experience, Maarten brings with him a wealth of expertise, skills and a deep professional network. He also joins us at an exciting time of growth, alongside the merger of IMF Bentham with Omni Bridgeway, allowing us to provide a truly unparalleled depth of service and expertise to our global client-base.

ABOUT IMF BENTHAM AND OMNI BRIDGEWAY

Following the merger of the IMF Bentham and Omni Bridgeway operations in November 2019, the combined group is a global leader in dispute resolution finance, with expertise in civil and common law legal and recovery systems, and operations spanning Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, the UK and the US. IMF Bentham and Omni Bridgeway offer end-to-end dispute finance from case inception through to post-judgment enforcement and recovery.

IMF Bentham has built its reputation as a trusted provider of innovative litigation financing solutions and has established an increasingly diverse portfolio of litigation and dispute financing assets. IMF Bentham has a highly experienced litigation financing team overseeing its investments, delivering, as at 30 June 2019, an 89% success rate across 192 completed cases (excluding withdrawals). Visit imf.com.au to learn more.

Omni Bridgeway was founded in the Netherlands in 1986 and is known as a leading financier of high-value claims and a global specialist in cross-border (sovereign) enforcement disputes. The Omni Bridgeway group includes ROLAND ProzessFinanz, a leading German litigation funder which became part of Omni Bridgeway in 2017, and a joint venture with IFC (part of the World Bank Group). The joint venture is aimed at assisting banks with the funding and managing the enforcement of non-performing loans and related disputes in the Middle East and Africa. Visit omnibridgeway.com to learn more.

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