London, 22 October, 2019 – Therium Group Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of litigation finance globally with over $1 billion of assets under management, has added to its investment team in London with the appointment of James Dobias as an Investment Officer.
James joins Therium from Slaughter and May, where he advised on a broad range of complex commercial disputes, as well as white-collar and corporate investigations, including:
High-value follow-on and standalone competition damages claims, including collective settlement negotiations with claimant law firms;
Mass tort and other group claims across a number of sectors;
Defending Aegis in High Court litigation alleging breach of warranty and fraudulent misrepresentation;
Advising a FTSE 100 company on a fraud and asset tracing claim, involving considerations as to jurisdiction, location of assets and foreign enforcement risk; and
Advising Rolls-Royce during its bribery and corruption investigations, including the negotiation of simultaneous deferred prosecution agreements with the UK Serious Fraud Office and the US Department of Justice
James has also held senior commercial roles at SAM Labs, an internet-of-things electronics company, and online lawyer introduction service Lexoo.
Neil Purslow, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Therium, said: “James is a first class litigator with tremendous experience of working on very challenging, typically cross-border disputes with multiple stakeholders. His expertise and entrepreneurial flair fits perfectly with Therium and he will play a key role as we continue to see substantial demand for our litigation funding services globally. We are delighted that James has joined our investment team.”
James Dobias, Investment Officer, Therium Capital Management, said: “I have admired Therium for many years and been hugely impressed by its work, innovation and rapid growth across the world. It’s very exciting to be joining such a preeminent leader of the litigation finance industry.”
James is a graduate of the University of Oxford (First Class Honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)), where he came top of his year in Economics, and BPP Law School, where he achieved a Distinction in both the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course.
Therium is one of world’s leading litigation financing firms. The firm has funded claims valued at £34 billion and has operations across Europe, including in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Scandinavia, and in the USA and Australia.
Therium is ranked as a Tier 1 litigation funder in Chambers and Partners’ 2019 litigation support directory.
Therium is a leading global provider of litigation, arbitration and specialty legal finance and has funded claims with a total value exceeding £34 billion. The firm has investment teams in the UK, USA, Australia, Spain, Germany and Oslo, supplementing its resources in its corporate headquarters in Jersey, Channel Islands. Therium has established a track record of success in litigation finance in all forms including single case litigation, group litigation and arbitration funding, funding law firms, funding portfolios of litigation and arbitration claims and monetising judgments and awards. Therium has raised over $1 billion since its foundation, which includes the latest £325 million fund raised in March 2019.