Christopher Rother, a former managing partner at Hausfeld, has established a litigation funding firm in Manheim, Germany.

Rother joined Hausfeld in 2016 when the U.S. firm set up a Berlin office in an effort to bundle thousands of consumer claims against Volkswagen. Hausfeld chairman Michael Hausfeld saw an opportunity for the firm in the Volkswagen emissions scandal, dubbed Dieselgate. In 2015, Volkswagen had admitted to having intentionally programmed diesel engines installed in millions of cars globally to skirt U.S. emissions standards.

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