Susanna is LCM’s Head Of Investments for APAC and is based in the Sydney office.
Susanna leads LCM’s team of Investment Managers in Australia and Singapore and oversees the sourcing, due diligence and management of LCM’s investment activities across the APAC region.
Susanna joined LCM in 2014 as an Investment Manager and since that time has been responsible for managing a multi-million dollar portfolio of dispute projects consisting of commercial disputes, class actions, intellectual property insolvency claims and international arbitration. By that management, Susanna has assisted a large number of companies, insolvency practitioners and individuals to realise results from their disputes which would not have been possible without litigation funding.
Susanna is part of LCM’s investment committees for both APAC and EMEA and is intimately involved in most aspects of LCM’s business, taking part in regulatory and compliance and capital raising activities, investor relations and the expansion of LCM to new jurisdictions.
Prior to joining LCM in 2014, Susanna was a litigation specialist with Norton Rose Fulbright in Sydney where she spent 12 years. As a Senior Counsel in the litigation team, Susanna’s practice canvassed class actions, financial institutions disputes, contentious regulatory work (including work for the ACCC) and corporate disputes.
Before joining Norton Rose Fulbright, Susanna practised in London for UK firm Hammonds Suddards Edge where her focus was on construction litigation.
Susanna holds a Bachelor of Arts/ Laws from Macquarie University as well as a Master of Laws (Corporate and Commercial) from the University of New South Wales. Susanna is admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court and continues to hold a current practising certificate.
Susanna has been recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Third Party Funding since 2020. She is a regular presenter on issues relating to litigation funding and class actions.
“The Law and Litigation Funders”; published in ExpertsDirect newsletter (August 2021
“COVID-19 – Emerging Trends in Aviation Claims: The New ‘Normal’?”; co-authored with James Cooper (Clyde & Co) and Olivia Puchalaski (Clyde & Co); published in Clyde & Co Aviation newsletter (January 2021)
“Court of Appeal upholds declaration that funding agreement is valid”; published in Lawyerly newsletter (November 2020)
“Corporate Cashflow Management: Choosing the Right Finance Partner”; published by LexisNexis (September 2020)
“Litigation Funding Practice Note: Practical Law”; published by Thomson Reuters 2017
“Class Actions Forum: Capital, Regulation and the Public Interest”; panel hosted by The Law Council of Australia (July 2021)
“Virtual catch up with a litigation funder”; an interview with Tom Balmer for Talks with TLS (August 2020)