Vannin Capital | 31 October 2018

Vannin Capital bolsters team with associate director appointments in London and Paris

Vannin Capital, the global expert in legal finance, has today announced the appointment of Associate Directors Anastasia Davis Bondarenko in Paris and James Williamson in London.

Anastasia Davis Bondarenko has joined Vannin's Paris office as part of the global International Arbitration team. She joins from Three Crowns LLP, where she worked as an Associate from 2014 to 2018. During her time at Three Crowns, and before that at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Dentons, she specialised in international arbitration as well as public and private international law. Anastasia has extensive experience advising and representing private and sovereign clients in complex and high-value commercial, investment and state-to-state disputes across numerous jurisdictions and under different international arbitration rules.

In London, James Williamson joins Vannin from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a Senior Associate focusing on dispute resolution. At Freshfields, James worked across numerous sectors and advised clients on a diverse range of complex, and often multi-national, commercial litigation proceedings and contentious regulatory issues. These included shareholder, civil fraud, banking, tax and company law disputes, as well as collective actions, public law matters and global investigations. Earlier in his career, James worked in the House of Commons, where he advised on legislative developments and policy strategy.

These appointments reflect Vannin's continued growth and expansion, as it responds to rapidly rising demand for international arbitration and dispute resolution funding.

Commenting on the appointments, Vannin Capital CEO Richard Hextall said: "Anastasia and James bring a breadth of experience in international arbitration and dispute resolution that will be invaluable as we continue to see a wider variety of claims and funding opportunities across different sectors."

Head of International Arbitration Yasmin Mohammad commented: "Anastasia?s experience makes her perfectly suited to navigating the complexities of the international arbitration market. She will be a fantastic asset to Vannin's international arbitration team and will help take us from strength to strength."

Rosemary Ioannou, Managing Director in Vannin's London office, added: "James' experience will be of great benefit to the team in London and we look forward to working with him. The litigation funding market is rapidly expanding, and his expertise will help us continue to make the most of the growing opportunities for funding in the UK and internationally."

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