Nivalion Legal Finance Summit

Defence Finance & Disputes Hedging

Highlights 2022

6/7 September 2022 

Nivalion Legal Finance Summit

The leading international forum where law and finance merge

Join executives from multinationals, top firms and members of the legal profession to discover the dynamics of legal finance and litigation funding. Learn how risk management unlocks capital, untapped resources and opportunities by turning disputes into assets. Legal finance keeps evolving from a tool predominantly used by plaintiffs to simply fund the costs of disputes into a much broader set of financing solutions. This year’s Summit will explore how legal finance is increasingly becoming a key instrument for plaintiffs and defendants alike as well as a means of hedging litigation risk with the help of insurance.


Legal Finance Summit 2022

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Dr. Isabelle Berger

Chief Investment Officer, Partner | Nivalion AG

Jonas Bolander

General Counsel | Elekta

Boris Bronfentrinker

Partner | Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Machteld de Monchy

Partner | De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek 

Samantha Haigh

Partner | Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Andreas Heinrich

Associated Partner | Flick Gocke Schaumburg 

Karl Hennessee

Head of Litigation, Investigations & Regulatory Affairs | Airbus

Dr. Stefan Kirsten

Global Head of Origination | Nivalion AG

Eileen Khor

Division Litigation Counsel | Siemens Energy Global

Clemens Küppers

Managing Director |  Liva Partners

Mikael Lindahl

CEO | PriceRunner International

Dr. Tilman Makatsch

Head of Competition Litigation & Antitrust Economics | Deutsche Bahn

Jonas Mark

Partner | Fieldfisher

Dr. Michael Müller-Brockhausen

Senior Counsel, Litigation Operations | Mercedes-Benz Group

Ingo Schneemann

Managing Director | Kroll

Dr. Till Schreiber

Managing Director | CDC Cartel Damage Claims

Dr. Hans-Patrick Schroeder

Partner | Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Susanne Schwalb

Partner | CMS Deutschland

Helena Selander


Miguel Sousa Ferro

Managing Partner | Milberg

Dr. Christina Thiele

Legal Counsel | Vodafone Group

Svenja Wachtel

Counsel | Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Marina Weiss

Partner | Bredin Prat

Dr. Jan Wildhirth

Managing Director | Fieldfisher X

Nordic Welcome Reception
6 September 2022
Welcome Reception including Flying Dinner

Alte Oper | Restaurant Opéra, Opernplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt am Main

We will kick off with a Nordic Welcome Reception in the evening of 6 September at Restaurant Opéra. Enjoy delicious drinks and a fantastic flying dinner on its spacious veranda with an unparalleled view of the Frankfurt skyline.

Right in the middle of Frankfurt, between tradition and the modern world, you will find the Opéra restaurant inside the Alte Oper building. The historic foyer in the magnificent concert hall building is the exclusive setting for our Reception.

Defence Finance & Disputes Hedging
7 September 2022
08:30 to 19:00
Registration & Networking Coffee
Opening Address
Keynote Speech
Miguel Sousa Ferro

Managing Partner of Milberg Sousa Ferro (Portugal), a practicing lawyer with 17 years experience. Professor at the University of Lisbon Law School, specializing in EU and Competition Law. He has acted and is acting for claimants in several consumer redress popular actions in Portugal, and in antitrust private enforcement disputes between undertakings, including the dispute which led to the famous Cogeco referral (C-637/17).

Panel I

Class Actions – Quo vadis? Claims Bundling, Opt-in and Opt-out Trends in Europe

  • Boris Bronfentrinker, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, London
  • Samantha Haigh, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard, Manchester
  • Andreas Heinrich, Associated Partner, Flick Gocke Schaumburg, Bonn
  • Machteld de Monchy, Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Amsterdam
  • Dr. Till Schreiber, Managing Director, Partner, CDC Cartel Damage Claims, Brussels
Networking Coffee
Panel II

The Costs of Disputes – The Value of Predictability and Budgeting for Corporates

  • Louis-Alexis Bret, Corporate Counsel, Amazon, Luxembourg
  • Mikael Lindahl, CEO, PriceRunner International, Stockholm
  • Dr. Tilman Makatsch, Head of Competition Litigation & Antitrust Economics, Deutsche Bahn, Berlin
  • Helena Selander, Advokat, Norburg & Scherp, Stockholm
  • Dr. Christina Thiele, Legal Counsel, Vodafone Group, Düsseldorf
Panel III

Efficient Defence against Complex Claims

  • Eileen Khor, Division Litigation Counsel, Siemens Energy Global, Munich
  • Dr. Michael Müller-Brockhausen, Senior Counsel, Litigation Operations, Mercedes-Benz Group, Berlin/Stuttgart
  • Dr. Hans-Patrick Schroeder, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hamburg
  • Svenja Wachtel, Counsel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Frankfurt
  • Dr. Jan Wildhirth, Managing Director, Fieldfisher X, Berlin
Panel IV

Disputes Hedging: Insurance and Portfolio Solutions

  • Dr. Isabelle Berger, Chief Investment Officer, Partner, Nivalion, Zug
  • Jonas Bolander, General Counsel, Elekta, Stockholm
  • Karl Hennessee, Head of Litigation, Investigations & Regulatory Affairs, Airbus, Toulouse
  • Clemens Küppers, Managing Director, Liva Partners, London
  • Susanne Schwalb, Partner, CMS Germany, Munich
Networking Coffee
Panel V

The White Knight Rises – Successful Defence Finance in Practice

  • Dr. Stefan Kirsten, Global Head of Origination, Nivalion, Zug
  • Jonas Mark, Partner, Fieldfisher, Munich
  • Ingo Schneemann, Managing Director, Kroll, Frankfurt
  • Marina Weiss, Partner, Bredin Prat, Paris
Closing Remarks & Farewell Apéro

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