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Australia: Hird joins Therium Capital Management from the ACCC

 |  January 30, 2019

Therium Capital Management, a global provider of litigation finance, announced Wednesday, January 30, that Louise Hird was appointed to the firm as an investment manager. Hird joins Therium from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), where she was a director leading investigations focused on consumer and competition law.

Simon Dluzniak, Head of Therium Capital Management Australia, said, “We are very excited about launching our office in Melbourne and delighted that Louise has joined the team. Her competition experience will be invaluable as we continue to deliver innovative funding solutions for our clients. Whilst our business has been very successful in Australia for some time and we are funding some major cases, having a team on the ground ensures that we are closer to our clients, and better positioned to capitalise on market opportunities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region more broadly.”

Hird said, “I have known of Therium for many years and have been hugely impressed. The team has tremendous experience in funding highly complex, often cross border cases, both claimant and defendant side, and has been at the forefront of developing the industry globally. I am very excited to join the firm and look forward to building the business further in Australia and the wider region, as well as working with our international teams to leverage Australia’s long standing experience of funding.”

At the ACCC, Hird led a wide variety of investigations into misconduct in various industries. She has advised at a high level on enforcement strategy and case formulation in complex matters, and managed proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) from Monash University.

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