Theo Paeffgen

Director of Litigation Funding

Originator of new investment opportunities within European civil law jurisdictions, with specific responsibility for the German, Swiss and Austrian markets.

Theo has funded some of Germany’s largest insolvency administrators disputes for leading global firms and continues to review and structure European cartel damage claims.

Prior to joining Harbour, after more than 20 years in practice with KPMG Legal, Ashurst and Norton Rose, Theo served a three year term as CEO of the German stock corporation FORIS AG (Litigation Funder) and subsequently as Regional Managing Director (Continental Europe) for Vannin Capital.

He obtained his German law degree from Bonn University and qualified after his articled clerkship with Freshfields and the Cologne Court of Appeal. He passed his Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) and qualified as Solicitor (England and Wales) whilst studying with London University Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS).