The Funding Process

Financial Solutions for Complex Litigation

Finance & Risk Management for Legal Matters

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We specialize in financial and risk management products tied to complex litigation across the commercial and intellectual property markets.

  • Commercial litigation and arbitration
  • Patent infringement litigation
  • Investment treaty arbitration
  • Judgment enforcement
  • Judgment monetization: de-risking an appeal
  • Patent portfolio acquisition & licensing
  • Law firm and portfolio financing
  • Complex and unique situations

Product & Strategies

The GLS Capital team regularly develops new strategies to help clients manage risk associated with complex litigation and other legal processes. Our balance sheet and broad investment mandate allow us to create custom and flexible solutions to meet our counterparty’s specific needs.

GLS Capital welcomes and regularly considers financial transactions beyond these examples:

Funding Products

Funds can be used to pay legal fees and out-of-pocket expenses (experts, discovery costs, etc.) associated with complex litigation.

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Patent Infringement Litigation
  • Commercial Arbitration

De-Risking Products

Our funds can be used for any purpose to help litigants and law firms guarantee a positive result regardless of future legal decisions

  • Cash management or operating capital for counterparties
  • Risk, balance sheet and portfolio management for law firms

Monetization Products

We help litigants and law firms accelerate litigation-related payments where the matter is largely or entirely resolved

  • Legal Fee Monetization
  • Settlement Acceleration
  • Structured Settlements

Investment Funding Criteria

While the facts of each case are unique, GLS Capital invests in litigation opportunities having the following characteristics:

Commercial Claims

GLS Capital specifically invests in business, organization, and commercial plaintiffs with business and IP-related claims


We invest in claims that, after a rigorous analysis of the law and evidence, we believe will and should win.

Funding Amount

We invest in matters requiring $1 million or more.


Our investments range from U.S. to international jurisdictions.


Reasonably expected damages should provide sufficient coverage for the investment return without distorting the claim holder’s incentives.


Defendants must be able to pay a settlement or judgment.

Areas of Specialization



Financing for
Law Firms

Investment Treaty Arbitration


Judgment Monetization: De-Risking an Appeal

Patent Infringement Litigation

Patent Portfolio Acquisition & Licensing

Portfolios of

Special Situations

The Funding Process

Our process provides industry-leading speed, transparency, and responsiveness.

Initial Inquiry

Initial discussion to determine if the matter is a good fit for GLS and the counterparty. If so, we will enter into an NDA.

Underwriting & Analysis

Underwriting is an iterative process involving the claimant and its attorneys. We will discuss and evaluate the legal analysis, available evidence, and case strategy.

Term Sheet & Final Documents

Although we discuss general financial expectations early in the process, after our underwriting we are able to provide accurate pricing that is specifically tailored to our counterparty’s case and needs.

Fund & Monitor

After execution of the investment documents the real work of the case begins. We monitor each case and provide strategic input. Our counterparties routinely express appreciation for our help in their cases.


When the case concludes, the proceeds are received and distributed by counsel as specified in the investment agreement.

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