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Leading UK litigators Julian Copeman of Herbert Smith Freehills, Alex Sciannaca of Hogan Lovells, Mark Sansom of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Patrick Boylan of Simmons & Simmons identify group litigation, competition litigation and litigation funding among the various trends they expect to keep them busy in 2023.
Omni Bridgeway has announced the arrivals of Eloise Matsui and Mitch Dearness, who join its growing team in Asia as Investment Managers. Eloise was previously with Stephenson Harwood, where she was a partner in the restructuring and insolvency team in Hong Kong. Mitch was previously with Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was a Senior Associate in the Singapore disputes team. In addition, Kristen Smith (Melbourne) and Ewen McNee (Sydney) have been promoted to Senior Investment Managers, and Niall Watson-Dunne’s role as Investment Manager (Sydney) expands in recognition of his case management responsibilities. Cheng-Yee Khong (Hong Kong) has been appointed Senior Relationship Manager, responsible for new case origination and relationship management across jurisdictions.
As capital floods into litigation funding, the sector has entered a new phase. Rather than sitting back and waiting for cases, funders often now play an integral role in the instigation of litigation – particularly collective actions. A push towards freely available, standardised documents will help hedge funds and other players enter the field, while a secondary market for funding investments is finding its feet.

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