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Burford Capital files for US stock exchange listing with US Securities and Exchange Commission

July 7, 2020

Burford Capital Limited (“Burford Capital” or “Burford” or “the Company”), the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law, today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form 20-F with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in order to list its ordinary shares for trading on a US stock exchange in addition to their current UK listing on London Stock Exchange AIM.  As stated previously, Burford does not intend to issue new shares in conjunction with the proposed US listing.

Burford’s filing is confidential and commences a SEC review process of indeterminate length but is commonly a multi-month undertaking.

Burford will now need to enter into a period where it is entirely unable to comment on the status or progress of the SEC review or US listing.  Absent a development requiring a public announcement, Burford does not expect to update the market on business progress during the summer.  Moreover, in light of the SEC review  process, the Company confirms its prior indicative disclosure on 28 April 2020 that it does not expect to release its interim financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2020 until September on a date that will also not be announced until shortly before the release.

Burford has been represented in the US listing process by Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, with advice on English law from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and advice on Guernsey law from Ogier (Guernsey) LLP.

For further information, please contact:

Burford Capital Limited


Jim Kilman, Chief Financial Officer

+1 917 985 9840

Robert Bailhache, Head of Investor Relations - email

+44 (0)20 3530 2023

Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited - NOMAD and Joint Broker

+44 (0)20 3037 2000

Jonny Allison
Alex Reynolds


Jefferies International Limited - Joint Broker

+44 (0)20 7029 8000

Graham Davidson
Tony White


Numis Securities Limited - Joint Broker

+44 (0)20 7260 1000

Charlie Farquhar
Jonathan Abbott


About Burford Capital

Burford Capital is the leading global finance and investment management firm focused on law. Its businesses include litigation finance and risk management, asset recovery and a wide range of legal finance and advisory activities. Burford is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange, and it works with law firms and clients around the world from its principal offices in New York, London, Chicago, Washington, Singapore and Sydney.

For more information about Burford: www.burfordcapital.com

This release does not constitute an offer of any Burford fund. Burford Capital Investment Management LLC ("BCIM"), which acts as the fund manager of all Burford funds, is registered as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The information provided herein is for informational purposes only. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The information contained herein is not, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities (including, without limitation, interests or shares in the funds). Any such offer or solicitation may be made only by means of a final confidential Private Placement Memorandum and other offering documents.

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any ordinary shares or other securities of the Company.