Chief Investment Officer - Australia
Tania Sulan is Chief Investment Officer - Australia, based in Adelaide and travelling regularly throughout Australia.Leading Australia's team of Investment Managers, she oversees the company's due diligence and investment activities across the region.
Tania joined Omni Bridgeway in 2007 when the dispute resolution finance industry was in its infancy and her experience is sought after by law firms and their clients. As an Investment Manager for nine years, Tania personally managed a multi-million dollar investment portfolio consisting of a broad range of commercial disputes including breach of contract, intellectual property infringement, breach of duty, insolvency-related and arbitration claims. She has assisted companies, individuals and law firms to achieve their growth strategies with creative financing solutions.
From 2016 to 2019, Tania led the establishment and growth of Omni Bridgeway's Canadian operations as Chief Investment Officer - Canada. She was at the forefront of introducing dispute finance to the Canadian market and under her stewardship, the Canadian team has grown a diverse investment portfolio.
Before joining Omni Bridgeway, Tania practised for 11 years as a commercial litigator in Sydney and London.
Tania has a degree in arts and an honours degree in law from the Australian National University. After graduating, she clerked for a Judge at the New South Wales Court of Appeal. Tania also holds a Certificate of Attainment (ASIC specialist knowledge in Managed Investments) from the Financial Education Professionals.
Tania frequently speaks at conferences and events on the topic of dispute finance and litigation, has provided dozens of CLE seminars for law firms and is recognised in Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders - Third Party Funding 2020 and 2021 Guide as well as Lawdragon's Global 100 Leaders in Legal Finance 2021 Guide and Global Restructuring Advisors & Consultants 2020 Guide.
Tania also volunteers her expertise to the management committee of JusticeNet, South Australia’s not-for-profit legal service and pro bono referral service for local individuals and charities.
- Co-author. Litigation Funding in Australia. International Law Practicum (International Section of the New York State Bar Association). November 2020.
- Co-author. High Court ruling against common fund orders supports the right to free choice for group members. Lawyerly. 9 December 2019.
- Co-author. Civil Justice & Third Party Litigation Funding. The Bulletin (Journal of the Law Society of South Australia). October 2015.
- Presentation: Comparative insight into the funding context for class actions, and to the proposed regulation of funders in Australia. Osgoode Hall Law School. 21 September 2021.
- Introducing the ACICA Rules 2021. Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). 19 August 2021.
- Panel Discussion: 'Doing more with less’. Using dispute finance to unlock legal assets while reserving capital. ACC Australia. 16 November 2020.
- Panel Discussion. WINA Women in Leadership Series. 29 October 2020. Webinar.
- Panel Discussion: Where to next? The class actions landscape in 2020. Herbert Smith Freehills. 03 September 2020. Webinar.
- Panel Discussion: Class Actions Conference. Slater+Gordon and Women Barristers’ Association. 11 March 2020. Melbourne, VIC.
- The Use and Future of Third Party Litigation Funding. Law Society of Upper Canada: Class Actions Update. 8 November 2018. Canada.
- Third Party Funding in Canada: The Funders’ Practical Insights. Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society. 24 May 2018. Toronto, Canada.
- Using Litigation Funding to Control Cost and Risk. Canadian Corporate Counsel Association National Conference. 29 April 2018. Toronto, Canada.
- Best Practices for Class Action. Canadian Bar Association. 20 April 2018. Toronto, Canada.
- Professional development and networking event for civil litigators. The Advocates' Society: Atlantic Spring Symposium. 26 May 2017. Halifax, Canada.
- Litigation Funding – The Canadian Perspective. Davies Legal Update – Winter 2017. 8 February 2017. Montreal, Canada.
- Innovation and the Law: Trial Law Technology and Third Party Litigation Financing. Ontario Bar Association: TECHxpo. 9 November 2016. Toronto, Canada.
- Panel Discussion: Third Party Funding of Arbitration. ADRIC 2016 - ADR: Reflections and Innovations. 13 October 2016. Toronto, Canada.
- Third-party litigation funding: getting cases to court. Legal Management Redux 2016. 5 October 2016. Toronto, Canada.
- Recent Developments in Litigation and the Growth of Litigation Funding. Davis Academy. 29 September 2016. Toronto, Canada.
- Creative Tools for Unlocking the Value of Litigation Claims. Fasken Martineau Symposium. 2 June 2016. Toronto, Canada.
- Commercial Third-Party Litigation Funding. Canadian Bar Association. 6 May 2016. Ottawa, Canada.
- Unlocking The Potential: Maximizing Return When Litigation Claims Are Your Assets In An Insolvency Proceeding. Insolvency Institute of Canada. 13 April 2016. Toronto, Canada.