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Since opening in 2009, Burford has grown to a team of over 160 located in eight offices in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. With public listings on the New York Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange, we are the world’s largest provider of commercial legal finance and have worked with hundreds of leading law firms and businesses.

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Through the Years

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Burford IPO

In the midst of the global recession, Burford raises $130 million IPO on the LSE AIM market.

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First-ever portfolio investment

Recognizing the benefit to clients of financing multiple matters in one capital facility, Burford makes its first legal finance portfolio investment—a first for the industry.

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Burford opens London office

With the acquisition of the UK’s leading ATE insurance provider, Firstassist Legal Expenses, Burford enters the UK legal finance market.

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Inaugural legal finance survey

Burford launches its inaugural annual research survey; one in ten respondents say their organizations have used litigation finance.

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Burford founders Christopher Bogart and Jonathan Molot named among the National Law Journal’s inaugural list of Legal Business Trailblazers & Pioneers

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Burford breaks half-billion-dollar mark of capital raised

Burford reaches this milestone after raising 90 million pounds—or $150 million—through a first-of-its-kind bond offering on the London Stock Exchange

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Burford launches in Hong Kong

Burford’s launch in Hong Kong positions it to meet growing demand for litigation and arbitration financing in Asia

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With Gerchen Keller acquisition, Burford opens Chicago office

Burford becomes the world’s largest provider of legal finance by a significant margin and the only provider with both public and private capital.

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Burford opens office in Singapore

The first Singapore-seated arbitration funded by a third-party finance provider is financed by Burford.

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The Equity Project launches

The Equity Project launches with a $50 million pool of capital earmarked for financing commercial litigation and arbitration matters led by women—creating an economic incentive to help close the gender gap in law.

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Burford continues growth

With offices having been added in Sydney and Washington, DC, Burford continues to grow its team and business.

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Burford lists in New York

Burford becomes the first legal finance firm to be publicly traded in the US (NYSE:BUR) and the first dual listed company in the legal finance industry.

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The Equity Project Expansion

Burford commits an additional $100 million and expands its award-winning initiative to include matters led by both female or racially diverse lawyers.

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Burford raises $1 billion in three months

Burford raised an additional $1 billion dollars in 2022, including a fund that makes Burford better equipped to finance all matters from pre-filing to post-settlement.

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Burford opens office in Dubai and expands European footprint

Burford opened its first Middle East office in Dubai, UAE, to meet increased client demand for legal finance in the region


In 2023, Burford committed over a billion dollars to finance the legal industry for the third year in a row.


With a 92% track record for deploying into winning cases, Burford instills confidence in clients.


Nine out of ten senior in-house lawyers cite Burford as the most recognized commercial legal finance company.


94 AmLaw 100 and 92 Global 100 law firms have sought our capital for their clients or firms.

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Burford has been top ranked by Chambers for litigation funding, asset tracing & recovery and international arbitration.


Burford’s portfolio includes more than 1,000 commercial litigation and arbitration matters.