Thomas Kohlmeier is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Nivalion and responsible for Nivalion’s secondary market transactions. His litigation funding experience dates back to the year 2000, when he became a member of the Executive Board of Legial AG, a group company of Munich Re. At Legial AG he established the litigation funding business and oversaw the claims management function. In 2008 he was appointed to the Legal Committee and in 2010 to the executive board of BDIU, Germany`s leading association of debt collection firms. From 1994 and until he joined Legial in 2000, he worked as a lawyer for a law firm specialising in litigation and the assessment of legal risks in appeals proceedings. He holds a degree in Law from the University of Regensburg. Thomas speaks German and English.