Craig  Arnott
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Craig Arnott

Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Craig Arnott is Deputy Chief Investment Officer with responsibility across our entire investment portfolio as well as responsibility for growing and developing Burford's Australian market. Mr Arnott is a member of Burford's Management and Commitments Committees.

Prior to joining Burford, Mr. Arnott advised the company while serving as 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. During his time at Fried Frank, Mr. Arnott oversaw many significant deals, including serving as counsel to the pharmaceuticals company Merck in its acquisition of Schering-Plough and as European Counsel to Delta & Pine Land during its acquisition by Montsanto. Before his time at Fried Frank, Mr. Arnott worked at Cravath in New York, Gilbert + Tobin in Sydney and Ashurst in London.

Mr. Arnott earned his BCL and DPhil from the University of Oxford, where he is an alumnus of Ballilol College and a Rhodes Scholar. He graduated at the University of Queensland with First Class Honours in both his Law and Arts degrees, with the University Medals in both. He began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable W. Pincus of the Federal Court of Australia.


Craig and the Burford team I have worked with are, without any shadow of a doubt, the most outstanding litigation finance company in the world. Their integrity, professionalism and legal skill are second to none. Any legal directory would be mad to have anyone other than Burford right at the top of this legal category QC,
Leading chambers
Band 2 - UK Litigation Funding, Chambers and Partners 2020
Band 2 - UK Litigation Funding, Chambers and Partners 2021
"Very much enjoy working with [Craig Arnott]-he is very commercial and also very insightful in terms of going to the heart of issues very quickly."