The simple and appealing principle of litigation financing.

We invented, established and popularised commercial litigation financing. Since then it has become an essential tool in the German legal system. This is thanks to its simple and yet convincing principle. We take over any financial risks your case may hold, and in return, receive a pre-negotiated share of your successfully enforced claim. Should you lose the case, we cover all costs.

The following costs are compensated for


Revenue share

FORIS will only be awarded a share of the claim if the case is won. Only when you are able to successfully claim assets, are you obligated to award a share to FORIS. We will collectively agree upon a percentage share which is tailored individually to best suit your case. The magnitude of the share depends on the individual case and the legal and economic risks attached.

Requirements for litigation financing

We swiftly examine, free of any costs for you, the opportunity to finance your litigation. Generally, all cases from companies and individuals regarding monetary assets in one form or another are suitable.The following requirements must be met,

Litigation financing is essentially possible for all cases, regardless of whether the dispute is in or out of court, has been judicially pending, has passed through one or more instances and is executed in Germany, German-speaking countries or to a national or international arbitration.

Your strong partner

In more than 15 years we have established an extensive expertise in litigation financing. Our team of experienced and specialised lawyers has already examined more than 10,000 cases with a claim value in excess of EUR seven billion.
As the largest independent litigation and legal financial services provider, FORIS is a strong partner. FORIS is a discrete and publicly traded company, independent of parent organisations in its decision making. A possible conflict of interest is therefore eliminated. With us, it does not matter who your opponent is.

The advantages litigation financing:

  • Benefits for corporates
  • Benefits for lawyers
  • Benefits for individuals
  • Advantages over state legal aid (PKH)
Ty­pi­cal ca­ses

Become familiar with typical cases

  • corporates against insurances
  • corporates against concerns
  • corporates against producers
  • consumer cases

Litigation costs calculator

Quickly determine the possible costs of your lawsuit based on legal fees and court costs. Also available as an app for your smartphone.

Stefanie MettelsiefenStefanie Mettelsiefen Legal Assistant


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