Therium appoints Tom Sibert as General Counsel and Investment Officer
London, 29 November, 2016. Therium Capital, a leading global provider of litigation finance, has appointed Tom Sibert as General Counsel and Investment Officer in London.
Before joining Therium, Tom was a corporate partner in London for 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. The Legal 500 recommends Tom for mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts work.
Neil Purslow, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Therium, said: “Tom is a tremendous addition to Therium and we are very pleased that he has joined the team. The interest in using third party funding for complex commercial litigation continues to grow, both for claimants that wouldn’t otherwise have access to the capital required to launch a case and by those using it strategically as off balance sheet financing.”
Tom Sibert, General Counsel and Investment Officer of Therium, added: “I am delighted to join Therium. The firm has seen significant international expansion this year, into North America and Scandinavia and it is focused on substantial and interesting cases. The growth opportunity is very exciting.”
Founded in London and Jersey in 2009, Therium is one of the most established global litigation financing firms, with a market-leading track record of generating superior returns for its investors. In April 2015, Therium secured $300 million to invest in commercial litigation financing, the largest ever single investment in the litigation funding sector, globally. In April 2016, Therium became the first European litigation finance company to launch a full service business in North America, Therium Inc., which is headquartered in New York. In June 2016, Therium introduced litigation financing to Scandinavia when it opened an office in Oslo.
Therium has consistently been at the forefront of innovation in litigation finance, pioneering the combined use of insurance tools alongside funding vehicles, and introducing portfolio funding products into the UK. The firm’s ability to develop innovative funding arrangements complements its rigorous approach to and experience of funding a wide range of commercial disputes in varying jurisdictions. www.therium.com