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05 October 2016

Burford Capital launches own law firm with Akin Gump hire

After receiving a licence at the start of this year, Burford Capital has launched its own Alternative Business Structure, Burford Law, with the hire of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld's Tom Evans.

By Victoria Basham

Maksim Kabakou

Mr Evans is a commercial litigator and joins Burford Law as a counsel, having been of Counsel at Akin Gump.

A spokesperson for Burford Capital told Legal Business that Mr Evans will help provide services to clients who have judgments in need of enforcement. They commented: 'We're confident that Tom's capacity to work in conjunction with Burford enforcement specialists and international local counsel will make for a faster, more seamless and generally happier outcome for clients.'

Managing director

After the sudden resignation of Nick Rowles-Davies earlier this year, Burford Capital appointed Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson's former head of competition and antitrust Craig Arnott earlier as its new managing director. 

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