third party litigation funding

MARKET LEADERS IN LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION FUNDING WITH A DIVERSIFIED PORTFOLIO OF CASES SPANNING MULTIPLE INTERNATIONAL JURISDICTIONS AND QUANTUM UNDER MANAGEMENT CONSISTENTLY IN THE BILLIONS

What We Do

We provide dispute resolution funding solutions to claimants with high-value commercial claims and to law firms who wish to share the risk and reward of contentious matters with their clients and increase their case load.


Dispute resolution funding from Vannin Capital allows claimants to eliminate the risks of costly litigation or arbitration proceedings, whilst unlocking the value trapped in potential claims by leveraging our financial strength and expertise to achieve the optimal outcome.

We provide a simple non-recourse financing arrangement, agreeing to pay the claimant’s legal fees in accordance with an agreed budget.

If the claim is unsuccessful, the claimant will not have to pay anything and Vannin Capital will lose all of the money we have invested.

If successful, and depending on our agreement, we will be entitled to a multiple of the money invested in the case or a percentage of the damages recovered (whichever is greater).

For law firms, dispute resolution funding from Vannin Capital offers the potential to increase the case load for their dispute resolution teams as clients are now able to pursue all their meritorious claims, which to date have been stymied by limited legal budgets or an understandable unwillingness to take more risk on to the balance sheet.

We can also construct tailored solutions to allow law firms to manage litigation risks, including managing exposure to conditional fee arrangements (CFAs) and damages based agreements (DBAs).

We are entrepreneurial - it's in our DNA. This means that we will do whatever it takes to tailor the appropriate funding solution for your situation.

Our case criteria

The cases we typically fund have:

  • Good prospects of success (equal to or greater than 60 per cent)
  • Quantum of damages/proceeds from the claim of at least £3 million/€3.7 million/US$5 million (or equivalent)

However, we take a flexible approach to case selection and will, in exceptional circumstances, consider those that do not meet this criteria. Please Contact Us if you would like to discuss your claim.

We do not fund consumer or personal injury cases.

Our People

Our team consists of seasoned legal industry professionals, successful entrepreneurs, financial experts and technologists who work seamlessly together to deliver the highest quality service.

  • Dan Craddock
    Dan Craddock Chairman
  • John Kingston
    John Kingston
  • Sir Stephen Silber
    Sir Stephen Silber Investment Committee
  • Matthew Cox
    Matthew Cox Director
  • Iain McKenny
    Iain McKenny General Counsel of Disputes
  • Rosemary Ioannou
    Rosemary Ioannou Senior Counsel
  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith Business Development
  • Leanne Harker
    Leanne Harker Marketing Manager
  • Neil Kelly
    Neil Kelly Financial Controller
  • Paul Morris
    Paul Morris Non-Executive Director
  • Yasmin Mohammad
    Yasmin Mohammad Senior Counsel
  • Nick Verardi
    Nick Verardi Director

Who We Are

We are well capitalised, highly experienced, flexible, innovative and responsive - the ideal collaborative partner for your dispute resolution funding requirements.


Founded in 2010, We provide bespoke funding solutions in high value commercial litigation and arbitration matters which eliminate (or at the very least mitigate) the inherent financial risks of legal proceedings.

We are flexible, innovative and responsive, able to make quick funding decisions, not constrained by a rigid investment mandate, and have an excellent success rate.

Our experienced, multi-disciplinary team comprises successful entrepreneurs, financial experts, technology professionals, judges, QCs, barristers, solicitors, advocates, arbitrators and US-admitted lawyers who work seamlessly together to originate, evaluate, fund and monitor a diverse portfolio of complex international claims.

In keeping with our ethos of only recruiting the very best people for our business, we have a deep bench of legal talent with multilingual capabilities, who previously practised at some of the world’s top law firms including Allen & Overy, Appleby, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Latham & Watkins, Olswang and Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

We also have access to a top-tier panel and leverage their expertise to enhance our investment decision making.

We have access to, and regularly instruct, barristers from the top-tier chambers in London to provide expert opinion on prospective claims.

Our panel approach allows us to select the highest rated expert for the subject matter of each claim (rather than relying on generalists) and ensure that we receive each opinion in a timely manner.

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VANNIN CAPITAL PRESENTATION

Why Use Vannin?

A trusted partner with you for the long term. We endeavour to build long lasting, mutually beneficial relationships to deliver optimal outcomes for all the cases that we fund.


Vannin Capital is a sophisticated funder who will work as a trusted and collaborative part of your commercial disputes team while leaving you in control of how to run the case.

We consistently have billions of quantum under management and have been one of the most active participants in the funding market since 2010 – having us on your side sends a strong message to the defendant/respondent that you are able to take proceedings as far as is necessary to achieve the desired outcome.

We treat all claims confidentially and all information sent to us is handled in accordance with our conflicts policy and stored securely on our bespoke case management software platform (VCMS) which uses 128 bit SSL encryption and sits on our own secure virtual private network.

Our review process makes best use of our top-tier panel and an investment committee which includes Investment Committee Chairman, Sir Stephen Silber and on an advisory basis, from time to time, leading international arbitrator Bernard Hanotiau.

Together they act as independent advisors to the Vannin Capital Investment Committee on a case by case basis. This combined expertise, together with that of our internal team ensures that our review process is efficient and effective, delivering reasoned decisions in a timely manner.

We can provide After the Event (ATE) insurance to cover potential adverse costs exposure as an integral part of a funding agreement - there is no need for an additional, time-consuming due diligence process with insurers.

Post-funding, our ongoing case monitoring is always professional and proportionate, carried out by lawyers with demonstrable domain expertise and aims to add value to the case.

Our funder membership of the Association of Litigation Funders and adherence to the Code of Conduct confirms that, amongst others things, we have adequate capital to meet our commitments and must continue to fund a case to completion unless a very limited set of circumstances apply.

Reasons to Use Vannin

  • Immediately available investment capital
  • Highly experienced team
  • Demonstrable track record
  • Efficient and timely review process
  • Access to a top-tier panel
  • Entrepreneurial, flexible and responsive
  • Sophisticated (and appropriate) case monitoring
  • One of only seven members of ALF

For more information on why you should use Vannin please view our presentation

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Press Office

Members of our team are frequently asked to contribute articles to leading publications and comment on the state of the market. All our news, articles and press contributions can be found below.

05th November 2014

Vannin Capital to Address Audience at Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Forum

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27th October 2014

Annual IBA Conference Review 2014

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17th October 2014

Litigation funding: why I am excited

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