Bentham Hires from Top Canadian Firm to Keep Up with the Demand for Commercial Litigation Funding

Bentham IMF has once again recruited talent from a top Canadian firm to keep pace with the high volume of funding inquiries it has received since January 2016, when it became the first global commercial litigation finance firm to enter the Canadian market. Nickolas Tzoulas, a seventh-year lawyer from the litigation and dispute resolution group of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, joined the company this week as Legal Counsel. His hire comes 18 months after Naomi Loewith, a litigator from Lenczner Slaght LLP, became the company’s first Investment Manager in Canada.  

Nickolas will conduct due diligence on potential investments and provide legal advice to Bentham on matters of Canadian law. He brings a wealth of relevant experience to the role; during his time at Blakes, he appeared as counsel before various arbitration tribunals, administrative bodies, and courts, including three appearances before the Supreme Court of Canada. His private practice experience, combined with time spent working in-house with the litigation teams of two of Canada’s biggest banks, Royal Bank of Canada and Scotiabank, furthers Bentham’s ability to deliver on its commitment to being available to clients as a trusted resource that appreciates the nuances of commercial disputes, above and beyond their financial complexities. 

Prior to starting his practice, Nickolas clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Justice Ian Binnie and Justice Michael Moldaver. Since 2013, he has also taught contract law at Osgoode Hall Law School. Nickolas holds an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa, where he ranked 3rd in his class, and a B.A. from McGill University. During law school, he edited the Ottawa Law Review and interned with the federal Department of Justice.

Bentham IMF is delighted to welcome Nickolas to the team.  Nickolas can be reached at [email protected] or
+1 416 583 5720.