Tom joins Vannin from global law firm, Ashurst LLP where he was a Senior Associate in their market-leading insolvency team.

A highly experienced practitioner, Tom has advised on all litigious aspects of insolvency proceedings and has a wealth of experience in general dispute resolution and advisory. He is highly regarded in respect of matters involving contractual disputes and complex financial instruments and securities. Tom has been involved in litigation at all levels of the Australian court system and in various Australian jurisdictions.

Vannin Capital opened its Sydney office in July 2015 and is one of only a few international funders with a team physically based in Australia.

Already supporting a large number of Australian claimants and lawyers with financial support for high value corporate litigation and international arbitration, Tom’s appointment is in response to its increasing portfolio of insolvency-related claims.

Vannin Head of Australasia, Patrick Coope commented: "Tom is a fantastic addition to our global team. He has first-hand experience of the value that third party funding brings to the insolvency process and ultimately to creditors. His experience of supporting Australia’s largest insolvency practitioners gives him an intimate knowledge and understanding of the unique challenges involved in running a case"

Tom added: "Having worked with a variety of funders over the years, I believe Vannin offers a much-needed alternative in the Australian market-place. The depth of knowledge, speed of turnaround and collaborative approach to working really stand out and I am excited to be able to contribute to the change that will bring to the funder-advisor relationship"

For further information, please contact:

Patrick Coope, MD Australasia at Vannin Capital
T: +61 2 8310 5583

Tom McDonald, Counsel at Vannin Capital:
T: +61 2 8310 5584

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