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LF Dealmakers

EUROPEAN EDITION

April 18-19, 2024

Royal Lancaster London

About The Event

Advancing litigation finance

Experience the Inaugural LF Dealmakers | European Edition, co-located with IP Dealmakers Forum, on April 18-19 at the Royal Lancaster London.

Building on six years of success in New York,  LF Dealmakers is set to make its mark on the global litigation finance market. This exclusive event assembles a distinguished gathering of top executives and thought leaders in litigation finance, as well as in-house and outside counsel, and other key stakeholders. Widely considered the industry’s “go-to” event, hallmarks include rigorously researched program content, insightful panels, A-list speakers, 1-to-1 meetings, and a curated audience of decision-makers.

What’s even more exciting is that this event is co-located with IP Dealmakers, focusing on intellectual property. This unique convergence provides unparalleled opportunities to network with an even broader audience of legal and financial experts. Join us as we extend our legacy across the Atlantic to bring you the LF Dealmakers experience like never before, enriched by the presence of the IP Dealmakers community.

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Overall networking was rated very good to excellent

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Program quality was rated very good to excellent

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1:1 Meetings were rated very good to excellent

STATS FROM OUR 2023 ANNUAL FORUM

LF Dealmakers by the numbers

275

Decision
Makers

13

INTERACTIVE
SESSIONS

50

A-LIST
SPEAKERS

200+

one to one
mettings

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

THE DEALMAKERS EXPERIENCE

EVENT GALLERY

DealmakERS in action

sponsorship opportunities

Become a sponsor

coming soon

2024 agenda

The LF Dealmakers | European Edition program is currently in development. Please check back periodically and sign up to get updates. To enquire about speaking, contact us at info(at)dealmakersforums.com.

Preliminary Agenda (Subject to Change)

DAY ONE: THURSDAY, 18 APRIL 2024

08.30 - 09.20

Registration & Breakfast

09.20 - 09.30

CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS

09.30 - 18.30

ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS

Participants have the option to schedule 30-minute meetings utilising our desktop or mobile app. Registered attendees will receive an invitation to login to the app the week prior to the event.

09.30 - 10.30

THE STATE OF LITIGATION FINANCE IN EUROPE: A NEW ERA

  • The impact of PACCAR and other key decisions from the past year
  • How fund structures and deals are changing
  • The impact of technology, AI and machine learning
  • Future opportunities and market predictions

Speakers:

Natasha Pearman, Partner, Milberg

10.30 - 11.00

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

THE FUTURE OF LITIGATION FUNDING IN THE WAKE OF THE POST OFFICE HORIZON SCANDAL

James Hartley, Partner & National Head of Dispute Resolution, Freeths

11.00 - 11.30

Networking Break

11.30 - 12.30

THE GREAT DEBATE ON REGULATION: CAN WE FIND COMMON GROUND?

  • Key updates and regulatory movements across Europe
  • The EU industry report: how the industry is responding
  • Identifying the sticking points
  • Parallel concerns from the US and Europe – and what can be learned

Speakers:

Tom Cassels, Partner, Linklaters

Rosemary Ioannou, Managing Director, Fortress

12.30 - 14.00

Networking Luncheon

14.00 - 15.00

INSURANCE IN ACTION ACROSS THE LITIGATION LANDSCAPE

  • What’s the structure and cost of a litigation insurance policy?
  • What situations are best suited for insurance to play a role?
  • How are law firms, funders and insurers working together on deals?
  • Navigating the product landscape and innovations in the marketplace

Speakers:

Verity Jackson-Grant, Head of Pricing, Simmons & Simmons

15.00 - 15.30

Networking Break

15.30 - 16.30

GLOBAL GROUP ACTIONS PART 1: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE UK, EU & US

  • State of play with collective redress across the UK and EU
  • Trends and updates in US mass torts
  • Updates from the courts and their impact on viability
  • Differences and lessons learned across the global landscape

Speakers:

Ralph Fearnhead, Partner, Mischon de Reya

Andrew Leitch, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

16.30 - 17.30

GLOBAL GROUP ACTIONS PART 2: FUNDING UPDATES AND OPPORTUNITIES

  • Which cases are being funded: competition, data & privacy, securities, ESG
  • Reviewing the data and the trends
  • Opportunities across different jurisdictions and cross-borders
  • How deals are being structured

17.30 - 19.00

Networking Reception

DAY TWO: FRIDAY, 19 APRIL 2024

08.30 - 09.20

Registration & Breakfast

09.20 - 09.30

CHAIRPERSON’S WELCOME & RECAP

09.30 - 16.00

ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS

Participants have the option to schedule 30-minute meetings utilising our desktop or mobile app. Registered attendees will receive an invitation to login to the app the week prior to the event.

09.30 - 10.00

FEATURED CASE STUDY

THE FUNDED FIRM

Ana Carolina Salomão, Partner & Chief Investment Officer, Pogust Goodhead

10.00 - 11.00

ASK THE EXPERTS: TOUGH QUESTIONS IN LITIGATION FINANCE

    The Ask the Experts Panel will bring together litigation finance veterans to answer the tough questions in litigation finance including but not limited to ethical concerns and conflicts of interest, as well as questions from the audience. The experts will share their experiences, both good and bad, as well as insights gained over time.

Speakers:

Louise Trayhurn, Executive Director, Legis Finance

Richard Healey, Partner, Gateley

11.00 - 11.30

Networking Break

11.30 - 12.30

THE LAW FIRM PERSPECTIVE: LEVERAGING FUNDING TO STAY COMPETITIVE

  • How to select your funders and get the best deal
  • Choosing the right funder for the right case
  • Structuring a deal for a portfolio of cases
  • Ethical issues and conflicts of interest

Speakers:

Andrew Bullion, Partner, Hausfeld

Emma Carr, Partner & Co-Chair of ThinkHouse, Gowling WLG

12.30 - 13.30

THE IN-HOUSE PERSPECTIVE: “TO BE OR NOT TO BE” FUNDED

  • Trends in corporate adoption of litigation finance
  • Exploring use cases and when it makes the most sense
  • Funding for defense and how it works
  • Getting buy-in and addressing key challenges

Speakers:

Geoff White, General Counsel & Chief IP Counsel, SilcoTek

Lucy Wojcik, Chief IP Officer, Ocado

Koenraad Wuyts, Chief IP Officer, KPN

13.30 - 14.30

Networking Luncheon

14.30 - 16.00

ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS CONTINUE

14.30 - 16.00

DEALMAKERS’ THINK & DRINK

Participants can schedule one-to-one meetings or join us for networking and roundtable discussions accompanied by wine, soft drinks and nibbles. We’ll host a series of facilitated discussions for small groups of 8-10 people per roundtable with topics announced shortly.

16.00

Event Concludes

coming soon

2024 SPEAKERS

The LF Dealmakers | European Edition program is currently in development. Please check back periodically and sign up to get updates. To enquire about speaking, contact us at info(at)dealmakersforums.com.

2024 keynote SPEAKER

James Hartley

Partner

Freeths

2024 Featured SPEAKERS

Andrew Bullion

 

Partner

Hausfeld

Emma Carr

Partner & Co-Chair of Thinkhouse

Gowling WLG

Tom Cassels

Partner

Linklaters

Ralph Fearnhead

Partner

Mischon de Reya

Richard Healey

Partner

Gateley Legal

Rosemary Ioannou

 

Managing Director

Fortress

Verity Jackson-Grant

Head of Pricing

Simmons & Simmons

Andrew Leitch

 

Partner

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Natasha Pearman

 

Partner

Milberg

Ana Carolina Salomão

Partner & CIO

Pogust Goodhead

Louise Trayhurn


Executive Director

Legis Finance

Geoff White

General Counsel & Chief IP Counsel

SilcoTek

Lucy Wojcik

 

Chief IP Counsel

Ocado

Koenraad Wuyts

 

Chief IP Officer

KPN

COMING SOON

2024 SPONSORS

The LF Dealmakers | European Edition program is currently in development. Please check back periodically and sign up to get updates. To enquire about sponsoring, contact us at info(at)dealmakersforums.com or complete the form below.

sponsorship opportunities

Become a sponsor

VENUE & ACCOMMODATIONS

ROYAL LANCASTER LONDON

The LF Dealmakers | European Edition will be held at one of London’s finest venues, Royal Lancaster London, located at Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY.

Royal Lancaster London is Hyde Park’s commanding mid-century architectural icon with unparalleled views of the iconic London skyline.

Dealmakers has secured a limited number of discounted rooms for registered attendees, available at an exclusive rate of GBP 310.00++ per night on April 17 and 18. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis until March 8, 2024, pending availability.

Make your reservation directly with the hotel by using this custom booking link or you may call +44 207 551 6000 or 1-866-590-5583 (Toll Free US Only) and mention “Dealmakers” to secure the discounted rate.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

GENERAL FAQs

The LF Dealmakers | European Edition will be held on April 18-19, 2024 at The Royal Lancaster London. You may find additional information regarding the venue and accommodations on our Venue page.

You may register for the event using our online registration system. Please note that all registrations need to be approved.

All registered attendees will have access to the following:

  • Admission to main conference
  • Networking functions including breaks, lunches, and receptions
  • Online event platform and mobile app to schedule 1:1 meetings and direct messaging
  • Recorded sessions after the event to view on-demand
The LF Dealmakers Forum brings together a select group of leaders in the business community to address critical issues impacting the litigation finance and broader legal landscape. In order to ensure the event has balanced representation from market leaders and to maintain an optimal networking dynamic, we have instituted an approval process for all registrations.
We actively seek thought leaders and senior executives with experience and decision-making power within their respective organizations. We review individual registrations based on organizational profile, level of seniority as represented by job title, biographical information, and referral source. We consider the type of organization, aiming to achieve a balanced representation of corporate IP owners, licensing company executives, law firm executives, investors, advisors, and other key stakeholders. Additionally, we look to include perspectives from those that have not previously attended the event, as well as historically underrepresented groups.

Once you have completed your online registration, you will receive an email notification regarding the status of your application within 48 hours.

Due to capacity limits at our event venue, along with our aim to achieve optimal dynamics for discussion and networking, we must be selective with registration approvals. If your registration was declined, we may have reached venue capacity, or it’s possible that you did not meet the criteria for attendance. We encourage you to reapply the following year.

Alternatively, you may be offered a place on the waiting list if we’ve reached our maximum capacity for your organization type (e.g., law firm, advisor, licensing company, etc.) Additionally, we limit the number of attendees per non-sponsoring organization to two individuals, so you may be offered a place on the waiting list if your organization has already registered two individuals.

Once you submit your registration, a hold will be placed on your card provided during registration. If your registration is approved, your payment will be processed using the credit card information you provide below.

If your registration is declined or you are waitlisted, your credit card will not be charged.

We welcome sponsorship inquiries and discussions regarding how to get involved in the event. Please contact us directly at info(at)dealmakersforums.com to request our prospectus which includes detailed information regarding sponsorship packages and opportunities to get involved in the event. We look forward to hearing from you.

We welcome speaking proposals from industry thought leaders and senior executives. Feel free to submit your proposal via this form. Please include as much detail as possible regarding your interest and relevant experience. Please note that we do not accept sales pitches or allow them at our events. 

Leveraging our experience examining complex markets, we engage in a rigorous market-based research process to develop our program content, including identification of session topics, discussion points, and speakers. We rely on the expertise and valuable insights of our community, including industry advisors, sponsors, and partners in this process.  

Registered participants will be invited to the 1:1 meetings platform via email approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the event start date, at which time all participants may begin scheduling their meetings.

Our 1-to-1 meetings feature is available to all registered attendees. You may request meetings with anyone attending the event, however, meetings are only confirmed and assigned a meeting location once the invited party accepts the request.

Cancellations received before 30 days prior to the event start date will receive a full refund minus processing fees. Cancellations received after this time will receive a credit with Dealmakers Forums that can be used toward a future event. No-shows will not be issued a refund or a credit. To cancel your registration, contact us at registration(at)dealmakersforums.com with your request.
Substitutions are allowed at any time prior to the start of the event, but the substituting individual must be approved for attendance. If the individual is not approved, the registration will be considered a cancellation subject to the cancellation policy above. Contact us at registration(at)dealmakersforums.com with your substitution request.

You may reach out to us at info(at)dealmakersforums.com or +1.914.365.7732. We look forward to hearing from you!

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