Vannin Capital, the global expert in legal finance, has today announced the appointment of Ania Farren as Managing Director.
Ania joins Vannin from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP), where she was a partner in BCLP's International Arbitration group. Ania has over 15 years' experience as counsel, specialising in international arbitration - both commercial and investment treaty - with a particular focus on energy disputes. She has also sat and will continue to sit as arbitrator.
Ania's work has established her as a leading figure in the London arbitration market and her appointment at Vannin comes at a time of continued growth for dispute resolution funding in the international arbitration market. In addition to her legal work in the area, Ania is participating in the organisation of the first edition of London Disputes Week in May 2019, co-chairs the International Arbitration Charity Ball Committee and is a vice chair of the ICC UK Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. She was a member of the ICCA/Queen Mary taskforce on Third Party Funding.
Commenting on the appointment, Vannin Capital CEO Richard Hextall, said: "Responding to the evolving landscape of the international arbitration market, and its funding needs, continues to be a key priority for Vannin. Ania's appointment highlights this and demonstrates our commitment to hiring first-class practitioners to support the needs of our growing international client base in the arbitration space. We very much look forward to working with Ania."
Yasmin Mohammad, Head of International Arbitration, added: "Ania's breadth of international experiences and capabilities make her perfectly suited to navigating the complexities of the London international arbitration market. She will be a fantastic asset to Vannin's international arbitration team and will help take us from strength to strength."