ESG: Soros-backed Aristata fund aims to turn ESG litigation into profitable investment

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Law firms hold leaders to account on green claims

Law firms are teaming up with litigation funders such as Harbour Litigation Funding and Aristata Capital to hold leaders of companies accountable in ESG matters, bringing litigation against the poorest performers.

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Reed Smith advises Aristata Capital on formation of Soros-backed impact litigation fund

Reed Smith has advised London-based Aristata Capital on the first closing of its debut impact litigation fund that is designed to improve access to justice and finance claims across a range of sustainability issues. The Aristata Impact Litigation Fund secured almost £40m of investor commitments, including from Capricorn Investment Group’s Sustainable Investors Fund and the Soros Economic Development Fund.

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Aristata Capital secures nearly £40 million for impact litigation fund

London-based Aristata Capital has announced that it has secured nearly £40 million of capital for its first impact litigation fund. The firm will aim to produce significant and measurable impact across a global portfolio of claims including human rights, environmental protection, climate change, equality, indigenous rights, and a range of other critical cause areas, while still providing investors with above market, uncorrelated returns from investments in commercial litigation. The first closing round was anchored by Capricorn Investment Group’s Sustainable Investors Fund and The Soros Economic Development Fund and includes several foundations as well as a number of family offices.

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