Funders and Law Firms Report Increasing Demand for Third-Party Litigation Financing

By John Freund |

Over the last year we have seen many predictions that the litigation finance industry will benefit from the current economic uncertainty around the world, with rising inflation and supply chain issues putting a strain on corporate budgets in every sector. A new article suggests that these forecasts were broadly correct, as many funders are reporting an increase in the number of requests for funding.

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By John Freund |

Over the last year we have seen many predictions that the litigation finance industry will benefit from the current economic uncertainty around the world, with rising inflation and supply chain issues putting a strain on corporate budgets in every sector. A new article suggests that these forecasts were broadly correct, as many funders are reporting an increase in the number of requests for funding.

Reporting by Bloomberg Law covers this positive trend for litigation funding, featuring insights from several funders who are finding that potential clients are keen to explore third-party funding to move forward with meritorious litigation. Validity Finance co-founder, David Kerstein, stated that the funder generated its highest volume of leads last quarter, as companies find that it is increasingly difficult to borrow the capital they need from traditional sources. 

The article notes that this growing trend is reflected in the actual number of funders now active in the US market, with the International Legal Finance Association now counting over 40 funders offering their services. It is not just funders who are recognizing the receptive environment, with Bob Bodian managing partner at Mintz Levin, reporting that his firm frequently takes advantage of third-party funding for its intellectual property litigation.

Burford Capital’s co-chief operating officer, David Pela, highlighted that Burford is also seeing growing interest from law firms that do not regularly use contingency fees, stating that “they very often don’t want to take on the full risk, and that is where litigation finance companies come in.” The demand is not just coming from law firms, but also directly from their clients as these companies are “trying to find other sources of revenue and cut back costs”, according to Rebecca Berrebi, a litigation finance broker and consultant.

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