The Case For Litigation Finance In Commercial Litigation

Success fees, mixed and reverse contingent fees, fixed fees and other alternatives have become checklist items for many businesses, nonprofits and sophisticated individuals when engaging a litigator. Best efforts with those alternatives still may leave litigants with financial impediments to the thorough pursuit of meritorious claims, or a thorough defense against them.

Litigation finance provides an additional option. Sophisticated commercial litigants increasingly believe so. Bentham IMF, a leading worldwide commercial litigation funder, reports an 87 percent increase in inquiries received directly from clients in its last...

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