In-house counsel predict that litigation will spike over the next two years, driven up by the uncertain economy as well as the geopolitical and regulatory environments, according to a new study from the legal finance firm Burford Capital.

The survey, based on interviews with 66 general counsel, heads of litigation and senior litigation attorneys in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia, found 74% of respondents anticipate an increase in dispute volumes and 62% expect their law firms to help them deal with that upturn by offering more cost- and risk-sharing solutions.