Number of employees: 95 (globally)
Languages:English, French, German
Overview & History:
Orchard Global Asset Management and affiliates (“Orchard”) was founded in 2005 and is a leading global alternative asset manager focused on structured credit, specialty lending and opportunistic fixed income investments with AUM of $5.1bn. Orchard launched its litigation finance strategy in 2015 and has since invested in more than 100 cases across multiple jurisdictions. Orchard’s litigation finance investments are made out of its flagship, multi-strategy hedge fund and its investor base includes sovereign wealth funds, state and corporate pension plans, endowments, RIA’S and family offices many of whom have invested in multiple fund offerings. Orchard’s sophisticated and robust infrastructure for funding and managing positions across all its strategies ensures that funding under its litigation financing arrangements is efficient. The firm takes a finance-forward approach to litigation finance which enables it to offer bespoke pricing models based on the needs of the client and the circumstances of the case. Instead of relying on strict ratios of funding commitment to quantum, Orchard aligns its interests with clients and law firm partners to identify appropriate funding solutions.
Orchard will consider all types of commercial litigation and arbitration from breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and trust claims, breach of statute, professional negligence, IP and patent disputes, fraud, multiparty and group actions. Its global presence means it is well placed to fund litigation across the globe, with a focus on common law jurisdictions and EU countries.
Orchard can provide a complete range of funding solutions, such as:
■ Single case financing
■ Portfolio financing
■ Law firm WIP funding
■ Start up law firm financing
■ Seed capital
■ Funding for enforcement actions
■ Funding for group and class actions
■ Claim monetisation