24 March 2021

2021 Burford Client Update & 2020 Year in Review

Despite a year of disruption—including the transition to remote work, continuing to serve and win clients even as court proceedings slowed and unprecedented global economic uncertainty—Burford achieved new milestones in 2020 that prepare us to better serve our clients.

And through our industry research and conversations with c-suite executives and in-house and law firm lawyers, we’ve identified several trends that companies and law firms should anticipate in the year ahead:

  • CFOs and other corporate executives are joining lawyers in looking for opportunities to bring more commercial thinking and corporate finance tools to the legal function
  • Companies and law firms want to reduce uncertainty and maximize the value of their assets
  • Companies and law firms will face even greater hurdles in collecting on judgments and awards

Download the 2021 Burford Client Update & 2020 Year in Review to learn how growing our investment portfolio, expanding our relationships with companies and achieving a listing on the New York Stock Exchange will benefit our clients in the year to come.

2020 Business highlights


Corporate clients—from Fortune 500 companies to startups—accounted for 57% of the value of Burford’s new 2020 commitments.


94 AmLaw 100 and 90 Global 100 law firms have brought us opportunities to fund the firms or their clients.


Since our business began, 70% of clients with one matter funded have returned to do business with us again.