Olivier Bonavero 2017-09-15T10:01:38+00:00
Charlie Morris Senior Investment Officer

Olivier Bonavero
Non-Executive Director;
Member of the Investment Advisory Panel

Olly has dual French / British nationality and speaks English, French and German. He was educated at St Paul’s School, London, and Oxford University (The Queen’s College). He also holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.

Since 2000, Olly has worked in international finance and trading including stretches in London, New York and Singapore. Olly joined commodity trader ED&F Man from university. He rose to become Head of Global Trading and was appointed to the board of ED&F Man Sugar – a 2,300-employee company with a multi-billion US dollar turnover.

Before joining Woodsford Consulting Ltd as Chief Investment Officer in 2009, Olly went back to school, gaining a Masters in Finance from London Business School, with particular emphasis on macro-economics and corporate finance.

In 2010, Olly founded Woodsford Capital Management Pte Ltd, a fully regulated asset management company in Singapore. He is a director of Piquant Capital Pte Ltd, a quantitative systematic equity-neutral hedge fund also headquartered in Singapore; a director of Woodsford Consulting Ltd, a private equity and asset management advisor in London; a director of Woodsford Litigation Funding, a leading funder of large commercial litigation and international arbitration; and a director of Woodsford TradeBridge Ltd, a start-up UK supply chain finance provider. He is also a trustee of the AB Charitable Trust.

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“I would strongly recommend Woodsford – the team is made up of very experienced litigators who have practised at top firms who understand the cases and the strategy behind them, and they are always on hand and responsive as needed if we want their input.”

Ben Summerfield,
Partner, Reed Smith (London)

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“We have had the privilege of working with Woodsford over many years. We have seen first-hand the resources and the resolve they bring to the equation which, when combined with a strong claim, a determined client, and a formidable legal team, can make the difference between justice delivered or denied.”

Eric L. Lewis, Senior partner
Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss (New York)

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“The entire working relationship and experience has been not only a pleasure from the outset but also a master class in professionalism.”

Damian James
Partner, Collas Crill (Jersey)

Testimonials

“Clients and counsel want funders with established track records of funding cases through to completion; ample resources to handle the expense of litigation; the fortitude to weather the uncertainties that are an inevitable feature of litigation; the ability to make funding decisions without inordinate delay; and the ability to offer sound advice along the way, while still respecting the autonomy of the client and the ethical duties of the lawyer to his or her client.”

Eric L. Lewis, Senior partner
Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss (New York)

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Our team offers a unique blend of legal and financial expertise. We use our own in-house legal capability and deploy our own funds, rather than relying on external advice or capital.

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Association of Litigation Funders

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