Litigation Risk Insurance

Litigation Risk Insurance

Learn how your organization can benefit from litigation risk insurnace. 

Litigation Risk Solutions

The risk of significant or catastrophic loss from pending litigation can erode shareholder value, force reserve requirements that can negatively impact cash flow, or prevent a merger or acquisition from closing. On the plaintiff side, even after succeeding in winning a significant judgment in court or arbitration, businesses can protect against the risk that the judgment will be partially or completely reversed on appeal or that the awarded damage will be reduced, and enable early payment on the award.

Parties to litigation can also protect against exposure to significant legal costs in the proceedings. The solutions available to de-risk and monetize litigation and arbitration are increasingly sophisticated and can be tailored to achieve clients’ specific objectives.

How Aon Can Help

  • Plaintiff-Side Judgement Preservation Insurance

    Businesses that win significant judgments at trial, on summary judgment, or in arbitration can lock in some or all of a damage award pending appeal. As a result, immediate balance sheet benefits can be reaped from judgments that otherwise might take years to become final, and which may ultimately be overturned. It also opens up the possibility of obtaining finance secured on the award.

  • Insurance-Backed Judgement Monetization

    Judgment preservation insurance policyholders can accelerate payment on a judgment or arbitral award using non-recourse loan financing secured on the policy. The loan coupon and principal are repaid from the policy pay-out if the award is lost or from successful collection from the defendant if the award is upheld.

  • Defense-Side Adverse Judgement Insurance

    Otherwise known as litigation buy-out, defense-side adverse judgment insurance helps businesses ring-fence litigation-related risks, enabling them to move forward with M&A deals, financings, or other transactions, and permitting them to otherwise operate unimpeded by the specter of a potential future catastrophic loss.

The Aon Advantage

Aon offers a broad range of best-in-class insurance solutions and have cultivated relationships with more than two dozen trusted insurance markets that provide coverage on all manner of complex litigation-related risks. This means that Aon is uniquely positioned to structure and place substantial insurance programs of up to $1 billion on any given litigation.

We also understand where a transaction is the driver of the need for insurance that the timing and sensitivity of a deal are paramount to its success, and we work closely with your defense or appellate attorneys, your deal team, and our insurance providers to advise on and execute solutions that seek to limit your litigation risks and improve your deal outcomes, bringing a passion for developing tailored solutions to your complex risks that is unparalleled in this industry.

When working with Aon, our clients are confident that their investments are secure, that they are protected from risks, and that certainty for their positions is realized.


Aon is uniquely positioned to structure and place substantial insurance programs of up to $1 billion on any given litigation.

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