Realise the value of your claim.

If you’re a law firm or business looking for litigation finance or arbitration funding, Therium has all of the qualities that you would expect from a market leader.

News:

24.03.2017

Expansión : Therium featured in Spain’s Expansión
Los fondos compran derechos sobre el cobro de sentencias Read more >

13.03.2017

The Global Legal Post : Therium becomes Germany’s first full service litigation funder Read more >

13.03.2017

Therium launches in Germany as the country’s first full service litigation funder Read more >

01.02.2017

TGC : Retainer to Recovery, A Journey through Modern Litigation. Wednesday 1st February 2017. Whether we like it or not, in the current climate, civil litigators at all levels need to be experts in costs issues, whether when grappling with cost budgets, understanding ‘proportionality’ or dealing with fixed costs. Read more >

Events:

23.11.2016

Madrid : Ignacio Delgado made a presentation on behalf of Therium at an event organised by the Perez-Llorca law firm. The subject was litigation funding and how it relates to companies in bankruptcy and receivership. Perez-Llorca invited lawyers, receivers in bankruptcy and others. James Blick (Judge) and Armando Betancort, a Spanish lawyer and specialist in bankruptcies, also made presentations.

14.11.2016

New York : Neil Purslow spoke at Serle Court’s International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference in New York. Find out more >

18.09.2016

Washington DC : John Byrne, Neil Purslow, Eric Blinderman and Patrick Dempsey attended the IBA annual conference in Washington. Find out more >

15.09.2016

Berlin : John Byrne spoke at Third Party Litigation Funding seminar in Berlin Find out more >

Experienced

2009


Founded in 2009, Therium is one of the longest established litigation funders in the world

12


Track record of successful investing across 12 funds

$300m


$300m raised in 2015

$11bn


$11 billion of claims funded

5


Active in 5 continents in litigation and arbitration finance

7


7 models for delivering litigation finance

Companies and institutions / Individuals and groups / Law firms and Barristers / Accountants and Insolvency practitioners / Patent attorneys / Trustees / Public bodies / Charities

Financial services / Energy and mining / Insurance / Technology, media and entertainment / Capital projects and infrastructure

Banking and financial markets cases / Securities and shareholder disputes / International arbitration / Professional negligence / Competition and anti-trust / Trust litigation / Intellectual property / Insolvency / Insurance / Tax / Group and class actions / General commercial disputes / Fraud / Shipping and international trade / Enforcement of judgments and awards

Respectful

Therium’s approach is to build open, collaborative and long term relationships with its partners, respecting the expertise and roles of the professionals that we work with.  Our business is based on the highest levels of integrity and trust.  Therium is a founder member and board member of the Association of Litigation Funders of England and Wales and complies with that organisation’s Code of Conduct.

Why clients turn to us


Funding the cost of legal disputes

Litigation and arbitration can be prohibitively expensive and the total cost can be uncertain at the outset.

Adverse costs of losing a claim

In many forms of litigation and arbitration, the claimant bears the risk of paying the defendant’s costs if the claim fails.

Realising the value of your claim

The cost of litigation and arbitration can be a significant burden to a business’ cash flow and performance. Litigation funding can protect the value of your business and monetise the value of your claim.

Innovative

Therium has consistently been at the forefront of market innovation, delivering litigation funding through the full range of litigation financing products available.

Therium has been a market leader in developing litigation finance techniques to fund individual litigation claims in the UK and internationally. Therium’s litigation funding can meet some or all of the costs of pursuing the claim in return for a share of the proceeds payable if, and only if, the claim is successful.

Therium has extensive experience of funding international arbitration and can offer arbitration funding specifically tailored to the particular issues that arise in those cases.

Therium has a long track record of success in providing litigation funding for group litigation and class actions across a wide variety of jurisdictions, delivering favourable results to groups of clients who would otherwise be unable to seek redress. Through its experience in this area, Therium has a deep understanding of how to meet the financial challenges of launching and prosecuting claims brought on a collective basis.

In November 2015, Therium launched Therium AHV, the industry’s first litigation funding business focused exclusively on financial markets disputes. Drawing on the experience and technical expertise of the AHV Associates financial markets team, Therium is able to bring to bear unrivalled insight into all forms of claims involving complex financial products for corporate, institutional and private clients.

In December 2014, Therium launched the UK’s first portfolio funding offering for law firms. Working alongside leading firms and sharing risk and reward, Therium embeds into its portfolio funding arrangements a collaborative culture and alignment of interests. This enables clients to enjoy the benefits of a more efficient and joined-up litigation funding process.

For many years, Therium has worked with law firms to monetise areas of their practice, from financing individual or portfolios of contingency fee cases to funding work in progress and bringing forward receivables.

Having been a pioneer in the use of insurance to manage financial risk in commercial disputes, Therium has delivered a variety of solutions to clients who wish to (i) de-risk their litigation, (ii) remove the drain on cash flow and profit from financing litigation, or (iii) realise value from their claim, judgment or award.

Committed

Our experienced team is located across jurisdictions to best serve our clients internationally.

John Byrne

Neil Purslow

David Wilson

Robert Clifford

John Medina

Christina Gates

Timothy Mayer

Nicholas Moore

Tom Sibert

Eric Blinderman

Patrick J. Dempsey

Martin Middleton

Akhilesh Goenka

Hanif Virji

Thomas Ezra

Henrik Berg

Henrik Jensen

Trond Jacobsen

Jo Mepham

Sarah Marshall

Ellie Shaxon

Robert Dwyer

Oliver Novick

Ignacio Delgado Larena-Avellaneda

Christoph Kuzaj

Dawn Walters

Desirée Maghoo

John Byrne

John co-founded Therium in 2008 and is a director of Therium Capital Management Limited and the firm’s Chief Executive Officer. John is a solicitor and was formerly a corporate partner at Nabarro Nathanson, then managing partner of the London office of Dorsey & Whitney. In the latter role, John acquired PwC’s tax litigation team and a VAT litigation team from Ernst & Young. John has previously been listed by Chambers as one of the UK’s best business lawyers. John has LLB and LLM degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

+44 (0) 20 3327 3463

Neil Purslow

Neil co-founded Therium in 2008 and is a director of Therium Capital Management Limited and the firm’s Chief Investment Officer. Neil is a solicitor with over 17 years’ experience and was previously Litigation Counsel in-house for Marsh & MacLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC). Prior to this he was in practice in the City of London with US firm Reed Smith and Withers. He is a board member of the Association of Litigation Funders the self-regulatory body for the litigation funding industry in England and Wales, of which Therium is a founding member. Neil speaks regularly at conferences and is often quoted in the media on issues related to litigation funding. He gained an MA in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford (1995).

+44 (0) 20 3327 3464

David Wilson

David is a member of Therium’s investment committee in Jersey and a director of Therium Group Holdings Limited. He has over 25 years’ experience as a commercial litigator, initially in England with CMS Cameron McKenna LLP and then as a lead advocate and partner of Jersey law firms, Mourant Ozannes and latterly Lacey Advocates. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from King’s College, University of London (1987) and a Diploma from the Institute of directors (2006).

+44 (0) 20 3327 3464

Robert Clifford

Robert is a member of Therium’s investment committee in Jersey and a director of Therium Group Holdings Limited. He has over 25 years of experience in wealth management and asset structuring. Robert has an LLB (Hons) degree from King’s College, London and, after qualifying as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1987, he was managing director of trust companies in Jersey and Guernsey. Robert acted as CEO of Investec Trust Group for eight years from 2001 and now works with a small group of VHNW families in relation to their wealth and asset structuring. Robert has also developed an online trust management system, Fidusys, which is designed to bring transparency and online reporting to the fiduciary environment.

John Medina

John is a director of Therium Group Holdings Limited. He has over 25 years’ experience in accountancy, taxation, trust and corporate management and fund administration services.  He works closely with professional advisers in developing and implementing structures for private, corporate and fund clients.  John is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and the International Tax Planning Association.

+44 (0) 1534 835 835

Christina Gates

Christina joined Therium during May 2016 and is Head of Administration of Therium Group Holdings Limited. In addition to setting up and managing Therium’s Jersey office, Christina is responsible for administration of the Jersey based corporate entities and associated cases within the Therium group. Prior to joining Therium, Christina worked for 18 years in the finance industry, including 16 years spent within the trust and fiduciary services industry with ultimate responsibility for the administration of a variety of complex fiduciary structures whilst living in Switzerland and Jersey. Christina’s professional qualifications include the Diploma in Trust and Estate Practice awarded by the Institute of Financial Services and the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management awarded by Central Law Training International.

+44 (0)1534 872747

Timothy Mayer

Tim joined Therium from another litigation funder in 2015. He has advised on funded claims valued in excess of £350m. Tim is a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Queen Mary) Task Force on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration, and was formerly Company Secretary and a director of the Association of Litigation Funders of England & Wales. He was a member of the Third Party Funding Working Party that drafted the Code of Conduct for Litigation Funders in England and Wales following the Jackson Review. Previously, Tim was an in-house barrister for Allianz Litigation Funding and formerly of Ropewalk Chambers, Nottingham, and No 5 Chambers, Birmingham. He was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn in 1997 and took Firsts in both Jurisprudence (1995) and the Bachelor of Civil Law degree (1996) at Oriel College, Oxford.

+44 (0) 20 3327 3466

Nicholas Moore

Nick joined Therium in 2015 from another litigation funder after seven years at CMS Cameron McKenna as a litigator. He has acted in numerous domestic and international litigation and arbitration cases, advising on claims involving insurance brokers, solicitors and professional indemnity insurers. He has also advised London and international market insurers and reinsurers upon inwards and outwards reinsurance and retrocession disputes. Nick acted for another funder in the widely reported Harcus Sinclair v Buttonwood Legal Capital Ltd and Others [2013] EWHC 1193 which was the first reported case to consider termination of third party litigation funding agreements under the new Jackson regime. Nick graduated from Durham University (LLB) in 2004 and Nottingham Law School (LPC) in 2006.

+44 (0) 20 3327 3465

Tom Sibert

Tom joined Therium in 2016 as General Counsel and Investment Officer. Before joining Therium, he was a partner in the Corporate department of the London office of global law firm, K&L Gates LLP. During this time, he advised on a broad range of corporate transactions with a particular focus on cross border mergers and acquisitions, both public and private, and corporate finance. Other practice areas included private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures and complex commercial agreements. He was recommended by the Legal 500 in relation to mergers & acquisitions and commercial contracts, in which sources described him as ‘a brilliant draftsman’ and praised the ‘quality and pragmatism’ of his advice. Tom attended the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law and was called to the Bar in 2000. He was then admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales in 2002.

+44 (0)20 3327 3469

Eric Blinderman

Eric is the Chief Executive Officer of Therium Inc. Eric is a seasoned international and commercial litigator who, while at Proskauer Rose LLP, has represented governmental and private entities in the U.S., Middle East, China, Europe, and Canada in complex litigations and international commercial arbitrations. Eric also worked for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Justice – including serving in Iraq as Chief Legal Counsel and Associate Deputy to the Regime Crimes Liaison’s Office, where he served as the principal U.S. attorney responsible for advising on all matters of law and procedure in the trial of Saddam Hussein and seven other co-defendants. Eric holds a Masters of Legal Studies with distinction from the University of Oxford, a Juris Doctor cum laude from Cornell Law School, and a Bachelor of Science in communications with a concentration in government from Cornell University. Eric is also the founder and owner of a critically acclaimed restaurant in New York City called Mas (farmhouse), and he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School where he teaches International Commercial Arbitration.

+1 (212) 951 0727

Patrick J. Dempsey

Patrick joined Therium Inc. in 2016 as Chief Investment Officer. Patrick is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer who has regularly taken cases through to trial and arbitral hearings, with extensive experience in complex commercial litigation (including international arbitration and other cross-border disputes), as well as trademark and patent disputes, trade secret theft, and regulatory investigations in a broad range of industries. Before joining Therium, Patrick was an associate at Hogan Lovells and at Proskauer. He received his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School, magna cum laude, where he was Managing Editor of the Tulane Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Patrick externed for the Honorable Sarah S. Vance of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

+1 (212) 951 0774

Martin Middleton

Martin joined the team in June 2009, having previously worked for BDO after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2004. Martin is financial controller for Therium Capital Management Limited and is responsible for all aspects of financial and risk management for the firm.

+44 (0) 20 3327 3462

Akhilesh Goenka

Akhilesh is a member of the Therium AHV Financial Markets team. He joined AHV Associates in 2011 having worked at Bank of America’s corporate banking division and Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor’s business, where he conducted research on global M&A and capital raising transactions.

Akhilesh graduated in Commerce from Delhi University and subsequently obtained an MSc in Banking and International Finance (Distinction) from Cass Business School, London. He holds a Certificate in Corporate Finance from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

+44 (0) 20 3170 8847

Hanif Virji

Hanif leads Therium AHV Financial Markets, a joint venture with his firm AHV Associates, a financial markets and corporate finance advisor. Hanif has worked in the financial markets for over 25 years and is a leading practitioner in derivatives. Prior to founding AHV in 2001, Hanif spent more than a decade in investment banking, which included senior leadership roles in derivatives and innovative financial instruments at Crédit Agricole Indosuez, J.P. Morgan Securities, Lazard Brothers & Co., and Barclays de Zoette Wedd Securities. Hanif conducted research in theoretical Physics having graduated with a first class degree in Physics from the University of Bristol.

+44 (0) 20 7958 9005

Thomas Ezra

Thomas is part of the Therium AHV Financial Markets team. Prior to joining AHV Associates, Thomas worked in a boutique law firm in London specialising in litigation. He has had previous roles at Lloyds Banking Group and the Financial Ombudsman Service, where his case load involved disputes with financial institutions. Thomas graduated from Royal Holloway University of London obtaining a BA in Classics. He later went on to complete his Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) from BPP Law School.

+44 (0) 20 7958 9676

Henrik Berg

Henrik is CEO of Therium Nordic AS. He has more than 20 years of experience as a management consultant in Scandinavia, having worked for firms including PA Consulting Group, Qvartz and Pareto Group. He holds an MSc in economics and business administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

+47 91 36 15 15

Henrik Jensen

Henrik is Chairman of Therium Nordic AS. He is an experienced lawyer and has been admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway. Henrik founded and is an active owner of two law firms (Legalis and Legal24) and a legal insurance company (Legal Insurance Group) in Norway and Scandinavia. Henrik completed his first degree in law in Oslo, followed by a Master of Law at the Max-Planck-Institute in Munich, with a thesis in EU copyright-law.

+47 91 81 77 79

Trond Jacobsen

Trond is a board member of Therium Nordic AS. He has extensive experience as a lawyer and entrepreneur. Together with Henrik he founded and is an active owner of law firm Legal24 and Legal Insurance Group. Trond graduated in law from the University of Oslo, specialising in international law.

+47 90 04 28 00

Jo Mepham

Jo is Operations Manager for Therium Capital Management Limited, having joined at the beginning of 2016 from within the industry. She has spent the last 13 years working within the litigation market and has been involved in the placement of both large national and international business. Experienced in designing, building and maintaining supporting systems, Jo is responsible for running projects through from the initial concept phase to monitoring and controlling fully functional operations.

+44 (0) 20 3327 3461

Sarah Marshall

Sarah has worked in the legal industry for 20 years (both in private practice and industry) and is Therium’s Office Manager. She started as a Legal Secretary in a Cambridge law firm where she gained an A level in Law in her spare time, before moving with her team to the London office of American firm, Dorsey & Whitney, where John Byrne was head of the office. Sarah now works closely with John Byrne looking after Therium’s expanding group structure and special projects.

+44 (0) 20 3327 3460

Ellie Shaxon

Ellie is Therium Capital Management’s Team Assistant, joining the company in March 2016 having previously worked as an assistant and administrator in Canary Wharf. Ellie works closely with the Investment Officers and Finance team in the London office assisting in diary and admin support. Ellie also helps to co-ordinate in-house hosted Therium events and inter-office conferences alongside the Marketing team. Ellie graduated in English Literature from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2013.

+44 (0)20 3327 2460

Robert Dwyer

Robert is a member of Therium’s investment committee in the U.S. and the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Therium Inc. Until retiring from the practice of law at the end of 2013, Bob spent his entire career at the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Bob had significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, tax planning and compliance, and representation of start-up and development-stage companies. Bob was formerly Partner–in-Charge of Dorsey’s New York office, and a member of Dorsey’s Management Committee and Policy Committee. Bob has a degree in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas and a law degree from the University of Minnesota, cum laude. Bob is a certified public accountant in the State of Minnesota on inactive status.

+1 (212) 951 0570

Oliver Novick

Oliver leads Therium’s business in continental Europe. His relationship with the firm began in 2011 as an investor in Therium’s third fund and he has been instrumental in subsequent fundraises since, sitting on the investment committee of a number of the funds. His experience includes acting as European counsel for an American corporation, executive positions in various European companies and managing partner of venture capital funds in Europe. Oliver has lived in Italy and Switzerland for more than 40 years. He has law degrees in the US and was admitted to the New York bar.

+41 (0) 788 418327

Ignacio Delgado Larena-Avellaneda

Ignacio joined Therium’s continental Europe team as a consultant in 2016. He has more than a decade of professional practice experience, having worked at several Spanish and international law firms, mainly in commercial litigation. After obtaining a first degree in law, Ignacio completed his studies with a Master of Law at the Bar Association of Madrid.

+34 (0) 606 200 001

Christoph Kuzaj

Christoph is the managing director of Therium Deutschland GmbH. With more than 20 years of experience, Christoph has specialised in corporate and capital markets law with a particular focus on complex corporate litigation. Christoph’s litigation practice extends to disputes arising out of private and public M&A-transactions, including defensive actions in takeovers, and corporate special situations. Christoph is admitted to the German Bar Association, holds a degree in law with distinction and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude. Christoph attained his Juris Doctor on completion of his postgraduate studies on specific fields of German Civil Procedure Law.

+49 (0) 211 2600 6550

Dawn Walters

Dawn joined Therium in November 2016 and is based in the Jersey office. As Group Accounting Manager of Therium Group Holdings Limited, Dawn is responsible for the bookkeeping and preparation of financial statements for the Jersey based corporate entities within the Therium group. Dawn has extensive accounting and bookkeeping experience, having commenced her career within Jersey’s finance industry in 1996.

+44 (0)1534 872747

Desirée Maghoo

Desirée advises Therium Capital Management Limited on marketing and public relations. Desirée has over twenty years of global corporate communications, investor relations and marketing experience in financial and legal services. Formerly, Desirée was Europe and Asia Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing for Jefferies International, a US headquartered Investment Bank. Prior to joining Jefferies, Desirée was a partner at Cubitt Consulting where she helped to lead the Financial Institutions Group. Earlier in her career, Desirée worked at DF King and the Maitland Consultancy. Desirée has experience in advising on a range of capital markets transactions and litigation matters. Desirée has an MBA from The London Business School and a BSc Hons in Politics from the University of Bristol.

+44 (0) 7775 522740

Trusted

Here’s what our clients say about us:

Insightful

Our clients look to us for insight into all aspects of litigation finance and risk. Here’s what we are saying in the press and where you can hear from the team:

News:

24.03.2017 / Expansión

Therium featured in Spain’s Expansión
Los fondos compran derechos sobre el cobro de sentencias

Read more

13.03.2017 / The Global Legal Post

Therium becomes Germany’s first full service litigation funder

Read more

13.03.2017

Therium launches in Germany as the country’s first full service litigation funder

Read more

01.02.2017 / TGC

Retainer to Recovery, A Journey through Modern Litigation.

Wednesday 1st February 2017.

Whether we like it or not, in the current climate, civil litigators at all levels need to be experts in costs issues, whether when grappling with cost budgets, understanding ‘proportionality’ or dealing with fixed costs.

Read more

09.01.2017 / The Lawyer

VW and Freshfields mount defence as British car owners demand £3k each over emissions scandal

Read more

05.12.2016 / Law&Trends

Pérez-Llorca hosts an event in Madrid on litigation financing in bankruptcy scenarios

Read more

More news

Events:

23.11.2016

Madrid : Ignacio Delgado made a presentation on behalf of Therium at an event organised by the Perez-Llorca law firm. The subject was litigation funding and how it relates to companies in bankruptcy and receivership. Perez-Llorca invited lawyers, receivers in bankruptcy and others. James Blick (Judge) and Armando Betancort, a Spanish lawyer and specialist in bankruptcies, also made presentations.

14.11.2016

New York : Neil Purslow spoke at Serle Court’s International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference in New York.

Read more

18.09.2016

Washington DC : John Byrne, Neil Purslow, Eric Blinderman and Patrick Dempsey attended the IBA annual conference in Washington.

Read more

15.09.2016

Berlin : John Byrne spoke at Third Party Litigation Funding seminar in Berlin

Read more

06.09.2016

Oslo : Therium hosted a breakfast briefing on litigation funding for the Scandinavian market.

Read more

01.07.2016

Barcelona : Neil Purslow gave a talk about funding financial market disputes at the Banking Litigation Network Conference.

Read more

More events

Decisive

Our experienced financiers are located in Jersey, London, continental Europe and New York to serve clients internationally.

Neil Purslow

Neil Purslow

T: +44 (0) 20 3327 3464
E: neil.purslow@therium.com

UK and International

Timothy Mayer

Timothy Mayer

T: +44 (0) 20 3327 3466
E: tim.mayer@therium.com

International Arbitration

Nicholas Moore

Nicholas Moore

T: +44 (0) 20 3327 3465
E: nick.moore@therium.com

UK and International

Eric Blinderman

Eric Blinderman

T: +1 (212) 951 0727
E: eric.blinderman@therium.com

North America

Hanif Virji

Hanif Virji

T: +44 (0) 20 7958 9005
E: hvirji@ahvassociates.com

Financial Markets

Henrik Berg

Henrik Berg

T: +47 91 36 15 15
E: henrik.berg@therium.no

Scandinavia

Oliver Novick

Oliver Novick

T: +41 (0) 788 418327
E: oliver.novick@therium.com

Continental Europe

Christoph Kuzaj

Christoph Kuzaj

T: +49 (0) 211 2600 6550
E: christoph.kuzaj@therium.com

Germany

Locations

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Germany

Therium Deutschland GmbH, Martin-Luther-Platz 26, 40212 Duesseldorf

T: +49 (0) 211 2600 6550
E: christoph.kuzaj@therium.com
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Jersey

Therium Group Holdings Limited, Charter Place, 23/27 Seaton Place, St. Helier, Jersey, JE1 1JY

T: +44 (0) 1534 835 835
E: contact@therium.com
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London

Therium Capital Management Limited, 77 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6SR

T: +44 (0) 20 3327 3460
E: contact@therium.com
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New York

Therium Inc., 1460 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

T: +1 (212) 951 0570
E: eric.blinderman@therium.com
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Oslo

Therium Nordic AS. Hammersborg torg 3, 0179 Oslo

T: +47 91 36 15 15
E: henrik.berg@therium.no