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28 February 2024 - 28 February 2024

2:00PM - 3:00PM

PCL054 - Palatine Centre, Durham Law School

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Durham International Dispute Resolution Institute welcomes Ayse Yazir to Durham Law School.

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Durham Law School

28 February, 2024

2-3 pm

PCL054 - Palatine Centre, Durham Law School


Ayse Yazir

Ayse Yaz─▒r joined Bench Walk Advisors in 2018 and is Global Head of Origination, based in London. 

She has an outstanding reputation in the litigation funding industry, where she originates, underwrites, and monitors funding in various litigation sectors including international and commercial arbitration, insolvency, class actions and global litigation matters as well as law firm and corporate portfolio arrangements and defense funding. Before joining Bench Walk Advisors, Ayse worked as a Technical Manager in Arthur J Gallagher’s dispute resolution team where she worked with international law firms and litigation funders around the world to deliver funding and insurance solutions. She has seven years of senior technical underwriting experience with a global funder based in London, where she reviewed over 400 cases annually. 

Ayse has been instrumental in drafting rules on third-party funding for both UNCITRAL and ICSID and is currently working at CIArb’s TPF drafting committee. Ayse has been recognised as a ‘Thought Leader: Third-Party Funding’ by Who’s Who Legal for four consecutive years, ranked in Chambers & Partners both in the UK and Europe, Legal500 named as the industry leader, named as one of the top 10 Most Influential Litigation Funders by Business Today and ranked by Lawdragon as the leading funder. Ayse won ‘Leading Dispute Resolution Expert’ at the Lawyer Monthly Awards 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 and the “Litigation Funder of the Year” at Finance Monthly Awards 2021 and 2023. She regularly speaks at key industry conferences, including GAR, Legal 500 GC Summit, IBA and EFILA Annual Conference. She has been named a “Woman Leader in the Legal Industry” (2022) by Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar magazines and again in 2023 as a “Role Model in Law” by Vogue. Ayse was chosen as the “Person of the Week” by Green.Org and was the finalist for “Women Leader of 2022” by the Women in Law and Diversity Awards. Ayse was again nominated for this category, Innovator of the Year and the Leader of the Year categories in 2024. 



This event is free to attend. Please note that the room capacity is limited to 60 people, so we will base admittance to the event on a first come, first serve basis.