Pip Murphy, Tom McDonald | 10 April 2019

Vannin Capital appoints Regional Managing Directors in Australasia

Vannin Capital, the global expert in legal finance, has today announced the appointment of Pip Murphy and Tom McDonald as Regional Managing Directors of the Australasia region.

Located in Vannin's Melbourne and Sydney offices respectively, Pip and Tom will have joint responsibility for leading Vannin's Australasian business and team, which includes Managing Directors Adam Silverman (commercial litigation and arbitration) and Steven Taylor (class actions and commercial litigation).

Pip joined Vannin in 2016 from leading global law firm Baker McKenzie, where she was a Partner in the dispute resolution team and head of the firm's Asia Pacific Risk and Crisis Management Practice Group. Pip brings to the role extensive management and leadership skills and experience managing large scale commercial disputes in Australia and internationally. Pip is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Director of the Association of Litigation Funders of Australia.

Tom also joined Vannin in 2016 from global law firm Ashurst LLP, where he was a Senior Associate in their market-leading insolvency team. A highly regarded practitioner, Tom has a wealth of experience in large scale commercial litigation and complex insolvency matters and he has a natural ability to cut quickly through any complex legal issues. Tom is a current member of the executive of the Federal Litigation Section Member of the Law Council of Australia.

Commenting on the appointments, Vannin Capital CEO Richard Hextall said: "Both Pip and Tom have been integral to our success in Australia to date, demonstrating truly exceptional contributions to our business, as well as our clients and partners. With the breadth of their combined experience and exceptional reputation in the market, Vannin is in a strong position to capitalise on the opportunities that exist in Australia, New Zealand and Asia."

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