With growing Middle East demand, Burford adds to existing offices in North America, Europe and Asia

February 6, 2023

February 6, 2023 – Burford Capital, the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law, today announces that it is opening its first Middle East office in Dubai, UAE, to meet increased client demand for legal finance in the region. With the addition of Dubai, Burford now has eight offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Managing Director Daniel Hall will lead Burford’s Dubai team in addition to his ongoing co-leadership of Burford’s global asset recovery business. Previously based in Burford’s London office, Hall has relocated to Dubai and leads a team there that includes Joseph Durkin, Senior Vice President, an arbitration specialist and legal finance veteran in the Middle East, and Sylvia Chandel, Vice President, an experienced Middle East banker.

Burford’s Dubai office will provide a full range of legal finance, risk management and asset recovery services to companies, law firms and financial institutions throughout the Middle East.

Christopher Bogart, CEO of Burford Capital, said: “Burford continues to see growing demand for our legal finance capital globally, including in the Middle East. Our new office in Dubai will add a needed Middle East presence to meet client demand. We are pleased to open a physical office with senior-level experts in a region that offers even greater opportunities for the continued global growth of our business.”

Daniel Hall, Burford’s Managing Director in Dubai, said: “We are excited to formally begin our on-the-ground operations in Dubai and the Middle East. After eight years at Burford in London, I am eager to build upon our existing industry-leading work in the region that was previously on a fly-in basis. The team and I look forward to meeting with new potential clients in addition to existing ones as we continue to serve their various needs in arbitration, litigation and recoveries for non-performing loans. We have hit the ground running in the Middle East and Dubai, and I look forward to what’s ahead for us as the top regional and premier global provider of commercial legal finance and asset recovery expertise.”



David Helfenbein

Vice President, Public Relations

dhelfenbein@burfordcapital.com, +1 212 235 6824


About Burford Capital

Burford Capital is the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law. Its businesses include litigation finance and risk management, asset recovery and a wide range of legal finance and advisory activities. Burford is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUR) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE: BUR), and it works with companies and law firms around the world from its principal offices in New York, London, Chicago, Washington, DC, Singapore, Sydney, Hong Kong and Dubai.

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