Since our foundation in 2007 we have become trusted advisors and providers of capital to law firms, corporates and claimants, supporting them in progressing high-value commercial disputes all over the world. We have funded 126 cases, with a total combined claim value of US$19billion, in both common and civil law jurisdictions, and in several arbitral forums.
Harbour raises and invests its own capital – we are not a funding broker. This allows us to provide funding arrangements tailored to suit your specific needs. Our interests are aligned with the claimant’s, and our processes are straightforward and transparent. Our funding is flexible and responsive to the myriad of challenges presented by litigation and arbitration.
Funding is not all we offer. Our team includes experienced former private practice litigators and finance professionals, whose blend of skills, expertise, and networks are all made available to help you maximise the value of your claim, and to bring it to a successful conclusion. Our investment committee includes highly experienced Queen’s Counsel whose insights and scrutiny help validate a claim, and help build confidence and reassure a board, shareholders or creditors, that the case has good prospects.
Our funds are never leveraged, and the entire budget for each case we support is ringfenced, so funds are always available to meet the commitment we make to you and are not dependent on other cases succeeding. We are recognised by industry directories as a market leader and we pride ourselves on being a transparent partner for your project. Many of our investors have supported us across several of our funds, and our best business comes from repeat funding for some of the world’s leading law-firms and their clients. We are a founding member of the Association of Litigation Funders of England and Wales and were involved in drafting its Code of Conduct. The current Chair of the Association is a member of the Harbour team.
We are also a founding member of the International Legal Finance Association (ILFA) that launched in September 2020. ILFA represents the global commercial legal finance community and aims to promote the highest standards of operation and service in the sector. ILFA’s mission is to engage, educate and influence legislative, regulatory and judicial landscapes as the global voice of the commercial legal finance industry.
Obtaining redress is rarely easy or straightforward, but Harbour’s expertise and resources are here to help.
Since our inception in 2007, we have been at the forefront of the growth and development of the dispute funding industry.
Dispute funding has grown rapidly internationally, and Harbour is at the forefront of this growth.
As has been recognised by senior judges and arbitrators, dispute funding has an important role to play in unlocking access to justice, particularly in cases where an “inequality of arms” exists.