Erso Capital is a dedicated commercial litigation fund with substantial financial resources via our institutional investors, that provides capital to small and medium sized businesses, large corporations, and law firms across the full spectrum of legal asset opportunities.

We provide finance for legal fees and expenses for individual cases, funding facilities for portfolios of cases, through to monetization arrangements in relation to existing awards or bankruptcy claim assets.

Our ethos is always to deliver solutions that work for both parties. Our knowledge, broad investment mandate, and flexible approach are what often set us apart from of our peers. Far more than just another provider of litigation finance capital, we work alongside our partners at TheJudge, specialists in litigation insurances within the Thomas Miller Group), we are often able to deliver several different options to address a given litigation funding or legal risk management need. Furthermore, if for whatever reason your proposal is not one that we feel we can progress, we will endeavour to advise you at the earliest possible opportunity.

Erso is a funder member of the Association of Litigation Funders.

Our History

Erso Capital was established by a team of highly experienced and seasoned industry professionals with over 60 years’ combined experience in commercial litigation finance and risk transfer.

Our fund vehicles benefit from substantial institutional investors and is co-founded by the Thomas Miller Group, a global insurance and asset manager founded in 1885, and currently managing over USD $3.5bn of assets and over USD $1bn gross written premium per annum.

Our Capital

Between discretionary funds, single managed accounts and co-investment funds, Erso can consider capital commitments from USD $100,000 to over USD $250m.

Our investment vehicles are designed to afford us maximum flexibility to consider the full spectrum of legal asset-related opportunities from both businesses and law firms around the world.

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Unique Solutions Via Our Affiliates

Our group is unique in the range of financing and litigation risk management solutions it offers.

Our affiliate team at TheJudge (Ranked Tier 1 by Chambers and Partners) has over 20 years’ experience in arranging specialist insurance policies to remove the economic risk involved in pursuing commercial litigation and arbitrations. TheJudge is part of Thomas Miller Specialty and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Thomas Miller Group

Working with Erso can provide a range of options to both finance and remove the economic risk of pursuing a dispute or portfolio of cases. By utilising Erso’s capital base, and if required, TheJudge’s extensive insurance and reinsurance relationships, you’ll have access to a team that can collectively provide a truly bespoke arrangement designed around your particular needs and requirements.

Our Investment Criteria and Process

We try to keep our initial criteria simple. Provided your case(s) meets the following, we would be happy to chat with you:

  • You have a case with sound legal merits and a good chance of succeeding;
  • Your opponent(s) are credit worthy and likely to be able to satisfy a judgement;
  • The realistic damages of your claim are greater than 6x your legal budget; and
  • The case is being pursued in a common-law jurisdiction or recognized arbitral forum.