London-based litigation funder Vannin Capital announced a pair of hires this week on two continents.
In its home city, Vannin has brought aboard former Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner international arbitration partner Ania Farren, the latest in a string of partner exits from the newly formed Global 100 firm. Farren is expected to join Vannin next month as a managing director. The move comes only a few days after Vannin hired Scott Mozarsky, a lawyer and former president of Bloomberg Law, as a New York-based regional managing director for North America.
“Responding to the evolving landscape of the international arbitration market, and its funding needs, continues to be a key priority for Vannin,” said a statement from Vannin CEO Richard Hextall. ”Ania’s appointment highlights this and demonstrates our commitment to hiring first-class practitioners to support the needs of our growing international client base in the arbitration space.”
Farren’s departure from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner comes a little more than two years after she joined legacy British firm Berwin Leighton Paisner from K&L Gates, where she was special counsel in London.
“We would like to thank Ania for her work as part of the BCLP litigation and corporate risk team,“ Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner said in a statement. “We wish her success for the future.”
As for Mozarsky, he joins a Vannin office in New York that the litigation financier opened a year ago this month after hiring three commercial litigators.
“The addition of Scott strengthens our North American business and will enhance our ability to service clients in one of our key markets,“ said a statement from Hextall, Vannin’s CEO. “He is well-known in legal circles, and his experience as a lawyer and business leader makes him an ideal fit to develop and execute our U.S. strategy.”
Last year, former Bloomberg Law president David Perla jumped to rival litigation funder Burford Capital Ltd., where he is now a managing director in New York.