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Simon Dluzniak

Simon joined Therium in January 2019 and is the head of Therium Capital Management Australia, based in Melbourne.  Simon has been active in the funding industry since 2003, which included setting up the Melbourne office of IMF Bentham Ltd (now Omni Bridgeway) and then their London office in 2014.  Simon has significant funding experience, particularly in relation to class action and insolvency litigation, having managed numerous notable cases across various jurisdictions including against Treasury Wines, Gunns, Bellamys, Volkswagen AG and Tesco.

Prior to his funding experience, Simon worked with corporate regulators in both Australia and the UK and also with Ernst & Young.  Simon graduated from La Trobe University with degrees in Arts (BA) and Law (LLB) in 1997 and was admitted to practice law in Victoria, Australia in 1999.

Simon is also currently the Chair of the Regional Chapter of ILFA, the International Legal Finance Association.


"Simon does a great job. They fund strong matters."

- Chambers 2021

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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.


“In a strong field, judges were impressed by the significant scale and range of this global business. Therium set itself apart by a series of powerful and persuasive testimonials, demonstrating a commitment to their clients and the wider industry.”

- Insolvency Funder of the Year – The Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency (TRI) Awards

"It helps that Therium’s principals are all lawyers who are still primarily interested in achieving successful litigation, just with an emphasis on the funding and costs of litigation."

Litigation Funding: Status and Issues, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University and University of Lincoln Law School.


- Hodges, Peysner and Nurse

"Therium’s approach to litigation finance is thought provoking and innovative. We appreciate their creativity in helping us and our clients to find new ways of realising the value from litigation."

- James Pollock, Partner, Simmons & Simmons LLP

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