Craig Arnott is a Managing Director based in London, but also responsible for Burford’s underwriting and investment activities in the UK, continental Europe and Australasia.
Mr. Arnott has over 20 years of experience in large and complex commercial litigation and advisory work and across multiple jurisdictions, especially in relation to antitrust matters. Prior to joining Burford, he most recently was a barrister at Sixth Floor Selborne and Wentworth Chambers in Sydney. Before being called to the Bar, he was a Partner and Head of Competition/Antitrust Law in London at the international firm Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson. He had worked also at Ashurst in London and commenced his legal career as a litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York.
Mr. Arnott was a Rhodes Scholar from Australia-at-Large, holds BCL and D.Phil degrees from the University of Oxford, where he is an alumnus of Balliol College and graduated at the University of Queensland with First Class Honours in both his Law and Arts degrees, with the University Medals in both. He was law clerk to the Hon. W. Pincus of the Federal Court of Australia.