Nivalion is a leading European provider of third-party funding for litigation and arbitration proceedings operating from offices in Switzerland (Steinhausen/Zug), Germany (Munich) and Austria (Vienna).

Our interdisciplinary team develops tailor-made solutions for our clients, enabling them to manage the financial risks of legal disputes efficiently and over the long term – at every stage of litigation in numerous jurisdictions across Europe such as Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Scandinavia, France and the Benelux countries as well as increasingly Eastern Europe.

Our wealth of experience and expertise derives from financing hundreds of national and international proceedings from the most diverse legal domains. This enables us to address the needs of our clients at all times and to make swift funding decisions.

Because of our financial resources, we are amongst the most financially robust litigation funders in Europe. Our management members and case managers are excellently trained lawyers who know what other lawyers expect from funders. We are in a position to provide our clients with the necessary resources for the management of proceedings in a quick and reliable manner at all times.

Nivalion is the only Continental European member of the Association of Litigation Funders of England and Wales. The Association acts as the self-regulating body of leading international litigation funders and continuously develops «best practices» in the domain of litigation funding with the aim of improving its deployment and application. The Code of Conduct, developed in 2011 and published by the Civil Justice Council, is a pivotal document to which members of the Association are committed. It defines the standards and the quality requirements of the members with regard to capital resources, obligations as financiers and role demarcation while cooperating with the legal counsel managing the respective case.


Nivalion opens office in Vienna: Nivalion strengthens its European market position and opens an office in Vienna on 1 December 2019. Headed by Jonathan Barnett, the office focuses on arbitration and litigation disputes in Austria and Central & Eastern Europe. Jonathan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Nivalion, having been a lawyer for over 15 years at leading firms in Vienna, Paris, London, Zurich and Sydney. Before joining Nivalion in spring 2019, Jonathan was an investment manager at another international funder and acted as a Counsel at the ICC Court Secretariat. With the opening of the office in Vienna, Nivalion continues to successfully develop its business across continental Europe.

Isabelle Berger was elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen as of 1 November 2019.

Nivalion on growth track: Strengthening and expansion of activities in Germany, Switzerland and Scandinavia.



Nivalion supports the Vienna Arbitration Days 2020 as a sponsor. The leading conference for arbitration practitioners will take place on 21/22 February 2020 in Vienna.

Olivia Furter hat am 9. Dezember 2019 zum Thema «Covering your Litigation Costs: new Prospects for Third Party Funding» auf der ersten Jahreskonferenz von AIA-ArbIt-40 in Rom referiert.

Marcel Wegmüller spoke on 22 November 2019 on the topic of litigation funding on the occasion of the 4. SEE NPL Forum in Belgrad.

Isabelle Berger was giving a lecture on 3 October 2019 on the topic of litigation funding on the occasion of the master lecture «Alternative Dispute Resolution» at the University of Zurich.

Marcel Wegmüller spoke on 17 October 2019 on the topic «From litigation funding to litigation finance» in Lugano. The event took place in collaboration with the Association of Corporate Counsel Europe, Altenburger Ltd legal + tax and Nivalion AG under the heading «New horizons in corporate dispute resolution: hidden opportunities in mediation and a plan for financing litigation».

Isabelle Berger und Marcel Wegmüller spoke on 22 August 2019 on the topic of litigation funding as part of the module „Management for the Legal Profession“ at the University of St. Gallen.

Isabelle Berger was a coach on the topic of financials at the third annual ASAb40-DIS40-AIA Arblt40-YAAP Summer Retreat focusing on «Pitching» on 19/20 July in Horgen.

Nivalion was a sponsor of 11th Annual Arbitration Conference of AIJA, which took place on 27.- 29. June in Zurich on the topic of „Towards Greater Efficiency in International Arbitration“.

Isabelle Berger spoke as a guest lecturer on 3 May 2019 on the topic of litigation funding on the occassion of an event of the Swiss Arbitration Academy in Neuchâtel.

Isabelle Berger spoke on 25 March 2019 on the topic of litigation funding on the occasion of an event of the Swiss Arbitration Assosication in Berne.

Nivalion was a Sponsor of SCAI 3rd Innovation Conference on 31 January 2019 – „All Eyes on the Arbitrator”.

At invitation of the german judges academy, Claudia Boysen spoke on 31 January 2019 on the topic of «Third-party litigation funding and the deal with the law».

At invitation of Hamilton, one of Sweden’s leading law firms, Nivalion’s Managing Partner Marcel Wegmüller spoke on 31 January 2019 on the topic of “Third-party litigation funding – what’s next and how will it impact corporates?“

At invitation of the Danish Arbitration Association, Nivalion’s Managing Partner Marcel Wegmüller provided an insight into the practices of financing arbitration cases on 22 November 2018.

Nivalion’s Managing Partner Thomas Kohlmeier spoke on the topic of „class actions” from a litigiation funders’s point of view on the occasion of this year’s autumn meeting of „Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession”.

On 14 November 2018 the Nivalion Evening-Conference took place in Zurich. The speakers Prof. Dr. Ulrich Haas, Dr. Martin Bernet, Dr. Isabelle Berger-Steiner and Marcel Wegmüller provided an insight into the current trends and developments in the field of litigation funding.

Nivalion’s Head of Switzerland, France & Benelux, Isabelle Berger, was part of the expert panel at the CIVPRO Event of 7 September 2018 on the topic „lis pendens“.

Nivalion supported the Vienna Arbitration Days 2018 as a sponsor. The leading arbitration conference took place in Vienna on the 19th/20th January 2018.

Nivalion’s Managing Partner Marcel Wegmüller spoke on the topic of „Third Party Funding in International Arbitration“ on the occasion of the 12th Hanover PreMoot on the 15th of February 2018.

Nivalion’s Managing Partner Thomas Kohlmeier spoke on the topic of „Predictive Analysis und Litigation Funding “ on the occasion of the Berlin Legal Tech 2018 on the 23th February 2018.

Nivalion’s Managing Partner Thomas Kohlmeier spoke on the topic of “The Rise of Litigation Finance” on the occasion of the ILEX Spring Event at the Wirtschaftsclub Düsseldorf on April 19th, 2018. ILEX stands for International Litigation Exchange, an initiative of German lawyers dealing with cross-border litigation.

Daniel Bill, Director Litigation Funding and Marcel Wegmüller, Managing Partner of Nivalion AG spoke on the occasion of the Zurich Bar Association‘s educational training event on June 6th, 2018 in Zurich on the topic “Litigation funding in practice: What do lawyers and clients need to know?”

Nivalion supported the joint event organized by the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and the DisputeResolution magazine in Frankfurt on the 18th April 2018 on the topic „Konflikt & Lösung – Konfliktbeilegung und Schiedsverfahren für und von Unternehmensjuristen“.


Isabelle Berger was interviewed by «La Liberté» for the edition of 6 November 2019 on the topic of litigation funding.

Thomas Kohlmeier is a co-autor of the article «ATE insurance and litigation funding», which is part of the third edition of «Dispute Resolution»

Dr. Isabelle Berger and Dr. Stefan Kirsten wrote an article about «funding arbitration proceedings», which is part of the first edition of «Dispute Resolution» in 2019.

Thomas Kohlmeier is the author of the article «Litigation Funding and Predictive Analytics». The article is part of the handbook  «Legal Tech – A Practitioner’s Guide», which illustrates the current state as well as future developments of the digital transformation on the legal market.

Marcel Wegmüller is the author of two articles in Switzerland and Austria in «Getting the Deal Through: Litigation Funding 2018», a comprehensive study of the worldwide practice of litigation funding.

Marcel Wegmüller ist the author of an article in „The Third Party Litigation Funding Law Review“, a legal analysis covering the principal centres of today’s third party funding practice.

Daniel Bill wrote in “TREUHAND kompakt” about the basics and the practice of litigation funding. Further he illuminates litigation funding as an opportune tool for corporate financing.


«Over the years, we at Boehmert & Boehmert have done some excellent work with Thomas Kohlmeier and his team in the area of complex copyright disputes, and we look forward to many more joint projects.»

RA Prof. Dr. Christian Czychowski

Lawyer, Boehmert & Boehmert, Berlin

«We enjoy working regularly with Nivalion AG on important German and international arbitration proceedings.»

RA Dr. Alexander Kröck

Partner, Kantenwein Zimmermann Fox Kröck, Munich