The Decade of Disputes & the impact of litigation funding

As the “decade of disputes” continues, research by FTI Consulting has found that third-party litigation funding will support the rise of high-profile claims.

2020 marked the beginning of a decade of corporate disputes, according to FTI Consulting’s survey of over 2,000 business leaders. Now, with the global litigation funding investment market expected to reach $13 Billion in 2021, FTI Consulting’s “decade of disputes” series analyses the impact of this growing resource for backing claims in the corporate sphere. London appears to be a global centre of this trend with a reported £2Bn of cash held by UK’s litigation funders at the start of the year.

This research was conducted by FTI Consulting among 250 global institutional investors to assess their perspectives. A summary of the methodology and sample base is outlined at the end.

89% of institutional investors surveyed by FTI Consulting expect companies in their portfolio to face legal proceedings with claimants backed by litigation funding. The highest expectations are from investors that predominantly invest in North America (91%) vs Europe (85%) and Asia (82%).

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Authors: Pablo Alvarez-Lopez & Anne MacGregor from Brussels and Rob Mindell & Dan Healy from London

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