The Commercial Litigation Association (CLA) today announces that Nick Rowles Davies, Executive Vice Chairman of Litigation Capital Management (LCM) and Founder and CEO of Chancery Capital, has been appointed as Chairman, effective immediately.
Nick has been involved in the litigation finance and legal expenses insurance industries since 1999, making him one of the most experienced practitioners in the space. He created and defined the concept of portfolio litigation finance and is the global leader in identifying, creating and executing litigation finance portfolios.
Nick, the former Director of the Association of Litigation Funders of England & Wales, said on his appointment as Chairman:
“I am delighted to be involved in the CLA at such an exciting stage of its growth and I strongly identify with the association’s core values. The commercial litigation landscape is undergoing significant change and it’s great to be at the forefront of that change.”
A pioneer in the development of the litigation funding industry in the UK and the common law world globally, Nick has led its transformation from third party funding, through litigation finance and now into a broad-based corporate finance offering.
In 2010, Nick co-founded a family office-backed global litigation funding business before serving as Managing Director of Burford Capital, leading it globally outside of the Americas. He then founded Chancery Capital with a focus on corporate client portfolios before the Chancery team joined LCM in November 2018.
Lord Neuberger, former President of the Supreme Court, who joined CLA as Patron in January this year, congratulated Nick on his appointment and commented:
“The United Kingdom has an enviable international reputation for its commercial law and its commercial solicitors, barristers, judges and arbitrators. The quality and diverse nature of the legal professionals involved in the Commercial Litigation Association will help to ensure that we maintain, indeed enhance our high standards and international reputation.”
Everyone at CLA is thrilled to have Nick Rowles Davies and Lord Neuberger on board.
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