Following the successful launch of its first Australian office in Sydney in July 2015, this appointment represents the latest expansion of Vannin’s fast-growing business. Further, it is a reflection of the position that Vannin now holds as one of the premier funders of investment arbitration and commercial arbitration disputes.

Joining Vannin from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he worked in the firm’s London, New York and Washington, DC, offices between 2008 and 2016, Jeffery is a recognised expert and leading advocate in investment arbitration claims. He has 15 years of experience as counsel, having acted in numerous multi-million and multi-billion dollar investment arbitrations and international commercial arbitrations, including under ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, and NAI arbitration rules.

Jeffery is also an established author of numerous academic articles and a regular speaker at international conferences on investment law issues. He is co-author of a forthcoming monograph, Procedural Issues in International Investment Arbitration, scheduled to be published later this year as part of OUP’s International Arbitration Series. The text will be the first monograph of its kind to look at procedure in the context of international investment arbitration. Importantly, the book will include comprehensive tables of jurisprudence and precedents, as well as key details on the mean and median duration and costs of ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitrations.

Speaking about Jeffery’s appointment, Vannin Chairman Dan Craddock commented:

“Jeffery’s reputation and expertise in running bilateral investment treaty claims is so strong that we have known of him for years. The combination of that together with his commercial acumen and unwavering dedication to his clients made him a “must-have” for Vannin.”

Jeffery Commission added: “I am delighted to be joining Vannin Capital. In recent years, I have witnessed a marked increase in the prevalence of third party funding, so the move to Vannin is a natural one for me. I very much look forward to working with the Vannin team (including some former colleagues) to address the growing appetite for third party funding in ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitrations”.

Prior to Freshfields, Jeffery previously practiced litigation and arbitration with Shearman & Sterling and Linklaters in New York, and worked as a research assistant for Philippe Sands QC in London.

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