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Litigation Support 2022
USA - Nationwide Litigation Funding
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Band 2

3 Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

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Litigation Funding - USA - Nationwide
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Band 2
What the team is known for

New York-based Parabellum Capital is one of the most experienced litigation funders in operation. The firm has a respected team, is well-capitalised and is notable for its client service.

Notable Practitioners

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Sean Thompson
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Sean Thompson
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Band 2

Sean Thompson is director of intellectual property investment strategies and general counsel at the firm. He is a former patent litigator who also previously served as senior litigation counsel at a patent licensing entity.

He receives plaudits from sources for his expertise in the intellectual property field, with one commentator stating: "You need to have the legal, business and technical expertise that he has developed over time. It is nice to be able to speak with one person that can participate across all those disciplines." Another source says: "He understands patent litigation in a way that other funders do not, because he has litigated from both sides of the table. He is very client-oriented by the same token because he understands what all sides are looking for in a patent litigation." A third interviewee adds: "Sean is very astute. he has got a great legal mind."

Howard Shams
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Howard Shams
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Band 3

Howard Shams co-founded Parabellum Capital and serves as its chief executive officer. He is a strategic leader at the firm and a member of its investment committee. Shams is regarded as one of the most well-respected funders operating in the market and is considered by peers and clients alike to be one of the pioneers of the industry from his time at Credit Suisse, where he helped create the investment bank's legal risk and finance business.

A source describes Shams as "a great guy," and adds that "you can tell when he walks into the room that everyone likes him."

Dai Wai Chin Feman
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Dai Wai Chin Feman
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Band 2

Dai Wai Chin Feman is director of commercial litigation strategies and corporate counsel at Parabellum. He is praised as a key figure in the industry who has the ability to work constructively on the most complicated litigation funding matters. He is a former litigator who regularly handled commercial and antitrust disputes.

"Dai Wai is the darling of the industry," states a peer, while another says: "Dai Wai is a seasoned commercial litigator who is also very good at the business aspects of funding." "He is incredibly focused on coming up with creative business solutions to get deals closed,"  says a third interviewee. An industry peer reveals: "He is one of the key figures in the industry right now. He is very on top of what is going on with regulatory developments at a macro level. He really has his finger on the pulse on all of that."

Ranked Individuals at
Parabellum Capital

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Litigation Funding

Dai Wai Chin Feman
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Dai Wai Chin Feman
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Band 2
Howard Shams
3
Howard Shams
3
Band 3
Litigation Funding: Intellectual Property

Sean Thompson
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Sean Thompson
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Band 2

Members

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Aaron Katz

Angela Ni

Claudia Linares

David Icikson

Jiamie Chen

Martin Flics

Moshe Schwartz

Will Weisman