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 AdvisorsRobert Hanna, Augusta VenturesNick Bacon QC, 4 New SquareModerator: Elena S. Rey, Brown Rudnick 

2. The rise of class actions

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

3. Litigation funding and ESG

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

4. In-house perspective

Nadya Berova, Barrick Gold CorporationRocco Pirozzolo, Harbour UnderwritingJohn Lazar, Burford CapitalModerator: Neil Micklethwaite, Brown Rudnick

5. Innovation in portfolio financing

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

6. Opportunities in Europe

Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm, Bureau Brandeis  Hugo Lestiboudois, SYZ Capital AGCarlos Ara Triadú, CuatrecasasModerator: Mark Dorff, Brown Rudnick

7. Enforcement and monetisation of awards

Wieger Wielinga, Omni BridgewayNick Moore, AON Insurance Rebecca Dixon, King StreetNeil Barnett, Istok Asset Tracing Moderator: Jane Colston, Brown Rudnick