Litigation Funding Associate - In House

Court 1 Capital
Central London, UK
20 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a highly rated litigation funder with an outstanding investment track record to date. The business is international with several international offices including London. They have a highly rated team with significant experience of litigation and funding solutions and a track record of successful investments to date They actively manage a significant pool of assets with deployed capital across many jurisdictions.

The need has arisen for an ambitious mid-level associate to join their London team. Candidates likely to have a litigation background with experience gained in a mid-larger law firm or possibly high-end boutique firm. Candidates will have experience of high value commercial litigation and/or international arbitration.

In addition to your legal experience you will have a keen interest in the financial markets and investing. The business treats litigation financing as a form of corporate finance where the underlying asset is one or more legal claims. Their resources team comprise lawyers, analysts, financial modelling and financial structuring experts, and other professionals, they can quickly understand individual and portfolio cases and provide sound analysis. Few litigation funder can match their track record and multidisciplinary depth.

The role will involve originating new cases, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements such as approval memos to the investment committee, case analysis and pitching and presenting to existing and target clients. Clients include law firms from boutique through to large international firms and in-house legal departments. You will build up your expertise and knowledge of corporate finance by advising clients on how to unlock the value in their assets, borrow on a non-recourse basis without increasing balance sheet exposure resulting in significantly improved EBITDA and share price. Financial modelling will become a part of the role and you will develop your core litigation skills into corporate financing of legal assets. Origination of cases will feature as an important part of the role as the business continues to expand internationally and as the sector continues with its exponential growth and also becomes more competitive with new market entrants.

Candidates will be entrepreneurial and ambitious and not looking to pursue a traditional career as a fee earning solicitor in a firm or possibly as in-house counsel. It is likely that you will have around 3 years plus experience and a good network of contacts across firms and in-house counsel.

Prospects will be excellent as the litigation finance market is still relatively embryonic in relation to the size of the legal services market. There will be an increasing demand in years to come for experienced litigation funding lawyers as new entrants come into the market and the demand for experienced individuals will exceed supply.

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