Funder News

Financial results, capital raises, new hires and other news from funders.

A new tech litigation funder known as Ryval is launching to allow everyday Americans to bet on civil lawsuits through the purchase (and trade) of associated crypto tokens. Investors can "buy and sell tokens that represent shares in a litigation and access a multi-billion dollar investment class previously unavailable to the public,” the company states.
Nivalion AG hires Jacob Henze as a new Case Manager for their Frankfurt office. In addition to a law degree from Goethe University of Frankfurt, Jacob holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree focusing on international dispute resolution from Queen Mary University of London.
Giacomo Lorenzo joins litigation funder Deminor at their Brussels office. Lorenzo will assess litigation funding opportunities in international arbitration and commercial litigation and manage Italian cases in the three core business areas of Deminor: Litigation Funding, Investment Recovery and Antitrust Actions.
UK-based Exton Advisors, a specialist litigation finance and insurance advisor business, welcomes Lucy Glyn as a Director starting this new year. Formerly a private equity transactional lawyer from the 'Magic Circle', she has held senior strategy roles within the legal market and, latterly, in litigation finance, where she led on European corporate strategy at Burford Capital.
Philip Holden has joined Asertis as General Counsel. He brings with him extensive experience in litigation management, advisory and insurance run off, and is a Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.
Andreas Jevtic has joined Nivalion AG as a Senior Case Manager. Before joining Nivalion, he gained years of experience in international arbitration in law firms in Vienna and Frankfurt and as a senior counsel at a Fortune 500 company in Frankfurt and Amsterdam.
Burford Capital, the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law, announced that arbitration expert and legal finance industry veteran Mick Smith has joined as Principal in its London office. He will join over 40 colleagues in London, and more than 140 globally. Smith will focus predominantly on the continued expansion of Burford's business in Europe and especially its industry-leading role in global arbitration matters.
UK-based Manolete Partners (MANO) has appointed the former PwC Director, Annie Devoy, as an independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee since Jan. 5, 2022. The insolvency litigation financing company also says Lee Manning, who has been an independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of Manolete’s Audit Committee since November 2018, is stepping down from the Board from the same date.
Bristol-based insolvency litigation specialist Charlotte May has been appointed as the chair of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in Wales. Charlotte, who is Associate Director for South West and Wales at Manolete, a UK-based insolvency litigation funder, takes over as chair from Philip Winterbourne, Partner at Temple Bright solicitors.
Alice Fremuth-Wolf will be joining  European-based Nivalion in February 2022, leaving Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC). After 10 years with VIAC, her new role at Nivalion will be as Market Area Head of Austria and Central and Eastern Europe.
Restitution, a UK-based litigation funder, last week announced that it will collaborate with Affirmative Repositioning movement (AR), a youth political movement in Namibia, to return millions of allegedly stolen money through corrupt dealings. According to the joint statement, Restitution’s work will include providing support to AR on civil enforcement and asset recovery, including capacity-building support. Restitution is the world’s first and only impact litigation fund dedicated to working with partners to trace and return illicit financial flows through civil litigation, enforcement and asset recovery. 

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