Our history

Since our inception in 2007, we have been at the forefront of the growth and development of the dispute funding industry.

We have funded over 126 cases, with a total combined claim value of USD$19billion, in both common and civil law jurisdictions, and in several arbitral forums.

2007 Harbour is established, funding insolvency matters 2010 Harbour raises $100m First arbitration funded 2011 First cases funded in New Zealand, Jersey, BVI, Guernsey, and the USA Association of Litigation Funders founded 2012 First case funded in Bermuda 2013 Harbour raises a further $160m First cases funded in Canada and Hong Kong 2014 First cases funded in Australia and the Isle of Man 2015 Harbour raises a further $350m First cases funded in Germany and Netherlands 2016 2017 2018 Harbour raises a further $500m 2019 First case funded in Brazil 2020 Harbour raises a further $417m International Legal Finance Association launched, Harbour is a founding member
About us

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The litigation funding market is increasingly crowded but Harbour stands out as one of a handful of providers who are reliable, commercial and pragmatic in their approach.

— Paul Worth, Joint Head of Litigation Eversheds Sutherland

You are dealing with professionals who both understand the ups and downs of litigation, but also have the commercial awareness of which cases are likely to work for them.

— Richard Leedham, Mishcon de Reya

They operate at the Rolls-Royce end of the market, funding serious cases with staff who can actually add value in the context of litigation. It's very useful to have a litigation funder who does not back seat drive. They bring very useful and objective solutions.

— Chambers & Partners 2020

They have real depth of experience in funding group claims, better than other funders for the UK. Real experts in that area.

— Chambers & Partners 2020

Harbour are like royalty. Very, very good, very polished and very sophisticated. They give you a very quick turnaround, and get cases in and out the door. The thing I like about them is that when they are not interested, they give you a quick no.

— Chambers & Partners 2020

They are experienced and know their market, which really helps when they are in front of clients. They also have a track record with which many of the newer funders struggle to compete.

— Paul Worth, Joint Head of Litigation Eversheds Sutherland

Harbour is not afraid to talk about out-of-the-box commercial agreements and to bring in other high-end firms who can add value to the process in Australia. Sophisticated and high-end funding, very complex cases. Love their thinking and their ingenuity.

— Chambers & Partners 2020

We don’t see Harbour as just funders – we see them as business partners – and that we are in the case together to get the best result for the clients (or the class).

— Johnson Winter & Slattery

Impeccable reputation in the marketplace.

— Chambers & Partners 2019

Never met a funder so involved – they work hand in glove with their clients.

— Chambers & Partners 2019

Early on, thought-through decisions are reached about cases which means minimum frustration for clients. As cases progress the team are always willing to discuss any aspect while maintaining the correct distance.

— Richard Leedham, Mishcon de Reya

They listen to what you say, then form their own view and put in a realistic contingency to use if needed.

— Chambers & Partners 2019

The perfect funder needs to be somewhere between a traditional lawyer and a hedge fund manager. It’s essential to have a legal understanding yet to be very commercial.

— Ben Williams, King & Spalding

Case studies

Pioneer Iron & Steel

A claim in Hong Kong by the liquidator of Pioneer against its sole former director and shareholder in relation to the ownership of valuable company assets. 

Brambles

A shareholder class action against Brambles Limited for allegedly providing misleading sales and profit forecasts without a reasonable basis to do so. 

Ford Motor Co.

A class action against Ford Motor Company in relation to the sale and leasing of various vehicles on the basis of allegedly misleading fuel consumption representations.

Our team

We have a diverse group of people, all of whom understand what is required to progress a case. All have specialist litigation and arbitration experience in numerous jurisdictions. They have the creativity and problem solving capacity to take your case to completion.

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