Vannin Capital established its first Australian office in Sydney in July 2015 and has since experienced rapid growth and demand across the region.

It holds a position as one of the world's premier global funders of commercial litigation, investment treaty and international arbitration disputes and has been funding disputes in Australia since 2013.

Philippa is a solicitor entitled to practice in all Australian jurisdiction (Commonwealth, State and Territory). Before joining Vannin, Philippa was a Partner in the dispute resolution team of leading global law firm Baker & McKenzie and, head of the firm's Asia Pacific Risk and Crisis Management Practice Group.

Philippa has extensive experience in corporate and commercial disputes in Australia and internationally. During her career at Baker & McKenzie, Philippa was involved in Victoria's landmark Cranbourne gas leak class action, managed one of Queensland's largest and longest running construction cases and acted for two manufacturers in the most comprehensive Coronial Inquests conducted in Australia in Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania involving product liability questions arising from the use of vehicles on farms. More generally, she has advised and assisted clients in major fraud investigations and recovery actions.

Philippa has managed and advised on all types of dispute resolution including investigations, negotiation, mediation, expert determination, litigation (including class actions) and arbitration.

Philippa holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters of Law from the University of Melbourne, is a Certified Practicing Risk Associate with the Risk Management Institution of Australasia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Speaking about Philippa's appointment, Vannin Chairman Dan Craddock commented:

"Philippa impressed us from the first day we met her. Her technical knowledge and experience speaks for itself but what stands out to anyone who meets her, is her unwavering commitment to do the best for her clients. Vannin offers so much more than simply a capital injection and Philippa embodies all of the values that makes Vannin the sought-after funder that it is today."

Philippa added:

"I am delighted to be joining Vannin Capital. The move to a global litigation funder is a natural fit for me given my background with global law firm Baker & McKenzie. As litigation funding in Australia continues to expand, I very much look forward to working with the Vannin team in what is an exciting and established international business".

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For more information on Vannin Capital, please contact: Meika Aysal, Marketing at Vannin Capital, T: +44 207 099 5180, E: ma@vannin.com