Therium appoints Mayer and Moore as Principals in its Investment Team

Therium appoints Timothy Mayer and Nicholas Moore as Principals in its Investment Team

13 October 2015

Therium Capital, a leading third party litigation funder, has appointed Timothy Mayer and Nicholas Moore as Principals in its Investment Team. They will be responsible for sourcing and reviewing domestic and international litigation and arbitration funding opportunities for Therium in the firm’s core sectors of financial services, industrials, energy and natural resources. Both Mayer and Moore are highly experienced dispute resolution lawyers and join from Woodsfood Litigation Funding where they were investment officers.

Mayer has six years’ experience of working in the funding market and has advised on funded claims valued in excess of £350m. He is a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Queen Mary) Task Force on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration, and Company Secretary and 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, Mayer was 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 and the Bachelor of Civil Law degree at Oriel College, Oxford.

Moore spent seven years to 2014 as a dispute resolution lawyer at CMS Cameron McKenna, after graduating from Durham University (LLB) and Nottingham Law School (LPC). He has acted in numerous domestic and international litigation and arbitration cases, advising on claims involving insurance brokers, solicitors and professional indemnity insurers. He also has significant reinsurance experience having advised London and international market insurers and reinsurers upon inwards and outwards reinsurance and retrocession disputes. Moore 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.

Neil Purslow, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Therium, said: “Tim and Nick have first class experience in dispute resolution funding and we are delighted that they have joined Therium. We continue to see sustained demand for funding in domestic and cross border arbitration and litigation cases and their expertise will play a vital role in deciding the cases we fund and our continued success.”

About Therium Capital

Therium is one of the most established litigation funders with a market leading track record of generating superior returns for investors. In April 2015, Therium secured an additional £200 million to invest in group litigation, large scale commercial litigation and arbitration globally. The fundraising is believed to be the largest single investment in the
litigation funding sector to date. Headquartered in London, Therium has consistently been at the forefront of innovation in litigation funding, pioneering the use of insurance
and being the first to launch a portfolio funding model in the UK. The firm’s ability to develop innovative funding arrangements compliments its rigorous approach and experience of funding a wide range of claims across different jurisdictions. Clients praise this discipline and welcome direct contact with Therium’s key decision makers at each stage of the funding process. Therium was launched by a team of lawyers in 2009 and is a founding member of the UK based Association of Litigation Funders.

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