International arbitration

Third-party funding of investor-state and international commercial arbitration is on the rise. In the latest Queen Mary/White & Case International Arbitration Survey, a stunning 97 percent of respondents said they were aware of outside funding in arbitration and had a positive perception of it—particularly those who had used it.

What we do

By financing the fees and expenses associated with pursuing investor-state and international commercial arbitration claims on a non-recourse basis, we help claimants recover the asset value locked up in these matters without facing the often significant upfront costs or downside risk of pursuing them. In addition to financing fees and expenses for single high-value disputes or for portfolios built around multiple claimant and respondent matters, we also offer insurance against adverse costs and asset recovery and enforcement services when judgment debtors fail to pay.

In order to build active international arbitration practices, law firms are increasingly regular users of legal finance—whether to fund a single matter in which a client wants to share risk, or on a portfolio basis, when the firm wants financing in place in order to be more competitive in new business pitches for the most high-stakes arbitrations.

How we help

  • Fund fees and expenses associated with pursuing matters in internationally recognized arbitration centers
  • Finance portfolios of arbitrations, both claimant and respondent
  • Accelerate payment of awards through monetization
  • Insure against adverse costs risk
  • Enforce unpaid arbitration awards
  • Create portfolio facilities to help law firms expand arbitration practice

Why Burford

With the most permanent capital and the world’s most experienced team, Burford is the preferred financing partner for investor-state and international commercial arbitrations—which by definition require not only expertise but also a financing partner with sufficient capital to be a reliable and aligned partner for the long term.

Contact our team

Burford’s team has financed high-value, high visibility international arbitration matters in all the world’s major arbitration centers.

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Christiane Deniger

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