Omni Bridgeway, a world leader in legal finance and risk management, has announced its expansion into Italy with the addition of permanent operations in Milan. The company has also welcomed Giacomo Serra Zanetti as Investment Manager and Senior Legal Counsel. Giacomo’s unique background in finance and law, combined with his deep knowledge of the Italian market, makes him an excellent addition to the Omni Bridgeway team.
With two decades of legal experience, Giacomo is well-versed in structuring and executing cross-border transactions, with specific expertise in restructuring, insolvency, and the acquisition of litigious and distressed claims. He has worked for leading Italian law firms and has direct experience with an investor in insolvency actions and claims against distressed debtors. He is both admitted to the Italian bar and a solicitor of the courts of England and Wales.
Omni Bridgeway has been successfully funding and supporting clients with legal proceedings in Italy for more than a decade. With the expansion into Italy, following recent expansions in France and Spain, the company now has permanent operations in seven European jurisdictions and is funding proceedings in more than 15 European jurisdictions.
Raymond van Hulst, Executive Director, Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer EMEA, noted, “Omni Bridgeway is now even better positioned to provide on-the-ground resources and expertise for corporations, law firms, and claimants across Europe. Giacomo brings a stellar track record and is an excellent addition to the Omni Bridgeway team.”
Hannah van Roessel, Managing Director and Co-Chief Investment Officer EMEA, added, “Giacomo’s unique expertise, coupled with his deep knowledge of the Italian market, allows Omni Bridgeway to provide a comprehensive offering to clients to address their legal finance, enforcement, and recovery needs within Italy and Europe, as well as internationally.”
Giacomo Serra Zanetti commented, “I am truly excited to join Omni Bridgeway, a world leader in the legal finance industry. Italy’s legal market, with its high level of complexity and sophistication, represents a compelling market for legal finance and risk management. With operations based in Milan, Omni Bridgeway is perfectly situated to deliver innovative litigation financing and recovery solutions for a broad range of business and legal matters, including the most complex local and cross-border situations. With its truly diversified, global team, Omni Bridgeway adds value for stakeholders in a broad range of situations with underlying legal complexity (in both solvent and insolvent scenarios). I look forward to playing an instrumental role in delivering capital and expertise in such circumstances.”
Omni Bridgeway’s expansion into Italy and the addition of Giacomo Serra Zanetti as Investment Manager and Senior Legal Counsel is a testament to the company’s commitment to providing innovative legal finance and risk management solutions to clients across Europe and beyond. With a diversified, global team and on-the-ground resources in seven European jurisdictions, Omni Bridgeway is well-equipped to meet the legal finance and risk management needs of corporations, law firms, and claimants in a broad range of situations.