Mr McDonald (pictured) joins Vannin's Sydney office from Ashurst, where he was a senior associate in its insolvency team.
He has advised on all litigious aspects of insolvency proceedings and has experience in general dispute resolution and advisory.
He has been involved in litigation at all levels of the Australian court system and in various Australian jurisdictions.
Vannin Capital is headquartered in London and opened its Sydney office in July 2015.
Mr McDonald’s appointment is in response to its increasing portfolio of insolvency-related claims, according to a release from Vannin Capital.
“Tom has first-hand experience of the value that third-party funding brings to the insolvency process and ultimately to creditors,” said Vannin head of Australasia Patrick Coope.
“His experience of supporting Australia’s largest insolvency practitioners gives him an intimate knowledge and understanding of the unique challenges involved in running a case.”