Vannin Capital | 4 February 2019

Vannin Capital expands in Sydney with new Managing Director

Vannin Capital, the global expert in legal finance, has today announced the appointment of Steven Taylor as a Managing Director in its Sydney office.

Steven joins Vannin from one of the pioneer companies of the global litigation funding industry, where he worked as a Litigation Manager responsible for managing funded claims to a resolution - work which entailed reviewing funding applications and negotiating funding agreements.

In addition to his expertise in legal finance, Steven holds extensive knowledge of the Australian corporate and commercial litigation landscape from his time spent as an Associate at Piper Alderman and Senior Associate at Squire Patton Boggs, where he was involved in several high-profile insolvency and class action cases, including claims against Lehman Brothers Australia Limited, on behalf of noteholders of the Octaviar Group and acting for applicants and group members in City of Swan & Ors v McGraw Hill Companies Inc in respect of alleged misrepresentations made by ratings agency, Standard & Poor's.

Steven's appointment marks the fifth senior addition to Vannin's Australian team since its establishment in 2015. He joins a strong team of legal finance experts, including Regional Managing Director Patrick Coope - a former insolvency litigator who had established Australia's first professional litigation funder in 1998 - as well as Tom McDonald, Pip Murphy and Adam Silverman who all joined as Managing Directors.

Commenting on the announcement, Vannin Capital CEO Richard Hextall said: "Steven's appointment marks yet another step forward for Vannin's growth in the Australian market. His impressive range of experience in litigation and legal finance means that he is ideally suited to playing an important role in helping to further develop our already first-class offering. We look forward to welcoming him to the team."

Steven Taylor said: "The growth of the Australian litigation finance market in recent years has been remarkable, and Vannin's impressive portfolio underscore its ambitions for growth in the region. I am excited to be joining a world-class team and to help the business continue on an upward trajectory."

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