Agenda for European Litigation Funding Conference announced

Brown Rudnick has released the agenda for its first annual European Litigation Funding Conference taking place on 17 May 2022 in London.

The one-day conference will bring together international litigation funding market leaders to discuss the opportunities in, and outlook for, litigation funding in 2022.

The conference’s keynote address will be given by Gary Barnett, Executive Director and General Counsel, International Legal Finance Association (ILFA).

Full conference progamme:

1. Opportunities and innovation in deal structuring

Adrian Chopin, Bench Walk Advisors
Robert Hanna, Augusta Ventures
Nick Bacon QC, 4 New Square
Moderator: Elena S. Rey, Brown Rudnick 

2. The rise of class actions

Neil Purslow, Therium Capital Management
Sindhu Sivakumar, Innsworth 
Victoria Wakefield QC, Brick Court Chambers 
Moderator: Neill Shrimpton, Brown Rudnick 

3. Litigation funding and ESG

Steven Friel, Woodsford Litigation Funding
Anya Neistat, Clooney Foundation for Justice
Susan Dunn, Association of Litigation Funders (ALF)
Tets Ishikawa, Lion Fish 
Moderator: Lord Falconer, Therium Access 

4. In-house perspective

Nadya Berova, Barrick Gold Corporation
Rocco Pirozzolo, Harbour Underwriting
John Lazar, Burford Capital
Moderator: Neil Micklethwaite, Brown Rudnick

5. Innovation in portfolio financing

Alex Garnier, North Wall Capital 
Maurice MacSweeny, Harbour
Emily O’Neil, Deminor 
Moderator: Bill Baldiga, Brown Rudnick 

6. Opportunities in Europe

Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm, Bureau Brandeis  
Hugo Lestiboudois, SYZ Capital AG
Carlos Ara Triadú, Cuatrecasas
Moderator: Mark Dorff, Brown Rudnick

7. Enforcement and monetisation of awards

Wieger Wielinga, Omni Bridgeway
Nick Moore, AON Insurance 
Rebecca Dixon, King Street
Neil Barnett, Istok Asset Tracing 
Moderator: Jane Colston, Brown Rudnick

Further details and registration information.

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