Funding of Claims

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Funding of Claims

Funding of Claims

About the speakers
  • Susan Dunn
    Susan Dunn
    Founder at Harbour Litigation Funding
    Susan is one of the most experienced and well-known professionals in the litigation funding sector. A pioneer of litigation funding in the UK, Susan has been sourcing and investing in cases for 22 years and during this time has provided significant input to the international development of funding policy. She was a founding member of the industry’s self-regulating body, the Association of Litigation Funders, and was appointed Chair in September 2019. She also sits on the board of the International Legal Finance Association, which launched in September 2020. Susan qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and has worked as a commercial litigator in both the UK and the US where she was also a diplomat (Vice-Consul Investment), for the British Government. Harbour is the largest private funder in the world and manages $1.6bn of litigation investments.
  • Mark Sansom
    Mark Sansom
    Joint Head – Global Antitrust Litigation Group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
    Mark is an antitrust litigation partner and head of litigation in Freshfields’ London office. He also jointly leads Freshfields’ global antitrust litigation group. Mark has acted on many of the leading UK competition damages cases, including collective proceedings in the CAT and UK appeal courts. His recent cases include acting for Mastercard on the Merricks v Mastercard collective proceedings; for ABB in BritNed v ABB, the first cartel damages follow-on claim to go to final judgment in the UK; for Infineon in its recent successful defence in Gemalto v Infineon; and for defendants in the three UK rail tickets collective proceedings (Gutmann v LSER, Boyle v GTR and Gutmann v GTR). Mark is a leading competition litigator and a previous recipient of the GCR Litigator of the Year (worldwide) award, in 2019. He is named by Who's Who Legal as one of the global thought leaders in competition litigation.

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