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Hausfeld & Co. LLP

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail
Banking litigation: investment and retail - ranked: tier 5

Hausfeld LLP

Hausfeld LLP is 'one of the very best firms for taking on the banking giants', and it also covers defence work. The practice recently advised on disputes involving financing, derivatives, and banking misconduct. It has also acted in high-profile cases for corporate claimant groups in relation to securities and claims arising out of LIBOR and FX. Lianne Craig leads the commercial disputes and banking litigation team, of which London office managing partner Anthony Maton, John McElroy and senior associate Simon Bishop are key members. David Lawne was made partner and Lucy Pert was hired from Harbour Litigation Funding.

Practice head(s):Lianne Craig

Other key lawyers:Anthony Maton; John McElroy; Simon Bishop; David Lawne: Lucy Pert


'Technically very able – they know their stuff. The lawyers also instil confidence in clients, are very professional, and a pleasure to work with.'

'Clients love Lianne Craig's brilliant and often-inspiring style. She fights hard for her clients, but she does so with diplomacy and judgement, such that she manages the rare feat in litigation of engendering excellent relationships with those on the other side of the table – this undoubtedly means she gets a better result for her client.'

'Lucy Pert has quite superb experience and judgement.'

Key Clients

Liquidator of Ventra Investments

Liquidator of Premier Motor Auctions and Premier Motor Auctions Leeds

Deutsche Bahn


AE Europe

Hertz Europe

Work highlights

  • Acted for seven local authorities (LAs) that claim rescission of various lender option, borrower option loans (LOBO) agreed with Barclays between 2005 and 2008. The LAs allege that Barclays made fraudulent LIBOR-related representations, which induced the LAs to enter into the LOBO loans.
Leading individuals

Lianne Craig - Hausfeld LLP

Next Generation Partners

John McElroy - Hausfeld LLP

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 5

Hausfeld LLP

Hausfeld LLP has been investing in its London practice adding  two lateral hires, with Lucy Pert and Michael Bywell joining from Harbour Litigation Funding and Arnold & Porter, respectively. The team, which is 'very user-friendly and accustomed to risk in a way many firms are not', stands out for high-profile disputes on behalf of claimants, and is experienced in disputes involving competition law, arbitration, fraud and insolvency. It has also experienced growth in TMT litigation. Lianne Craig leads the commercial disputes team and Anthony Maton is London managing partner; John McElroy  is also highly regarded.

Practice head(s):Lianne Craig

Other key lawyers:Lucy Pert; Michael Bywell; Anthony Maton; John McElroy


'A responsive and highly intelligent team that is not afraid to take on cases that are large or complex'.

'Lianne Craig is very good, clever, commercial and user-friendly'.

'Antony Maton is a great tactician with excellent client skills'.

'John McElroy is knowledgeable, commercial and very easy to work with'.

'Lucy Pert is a very capable litigator'.

Key Clients


Avaaz Foundation


Work highlights

  • Represented the liquidators of Premier Motorauctions in a high-profile £54m claim against PwC and Lloyds Bank, which alleged that they conspired to force the business into administration.
Leading individuals

Lianne Craig - Hausfeld LLP

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Competition litigation
Competition litigation - ranked: tier 1

Hausfeld LLP

Known for its ‚Äėpioneering work‚Äô in the claimant space, Hausfeld LLP‚Äôs ‚Äėamazing‚Äô team has a successful track record negotiating settlements for its clients. With a stable foothold across Europe as well as the US, the firm has attracted praise due to its wide market reach in the sphere of private competition law enforcement. The team has continued to build on its strong market position, with multiple new instructions from clients in the transport, automotive and retail sectors. In one¬† transport-focused highlight, a team being led by Anna Morfey¬†is handling a collective opt-out claim for ¬£93m against rail companies at the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Anthony Maton¬†and Lesley Hannah¬†led on representing claimants in long-running air cargo cartel proceedings in the High Court and the Court of Appeal, with Maton also demonstrating his ‚Äėexcellent leadership skills‚Äô advising on the MasterCard interchange fees litigation. Scott Campbell¬†heads the department, which continues to represent a group of truck purchasers in the Competition Appeal Tribunal. The team has experienced recent growth through the appointment of partner¬†Lucy Pert¬†and counsel Luke Streatfeild¬†, who joined from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP¬†and Allen & Overy LLP, respectively. Clients in the automotive sector turn to Laurent Geelhand¬†for expert-level assistance. Wessen Jazrawi¬†and Nicola Boyle¬†are¬†also highly recommended.

Practice head(s):Scott Campbell

Other key lawyers:Anthony Maton; Anna Morfey; Nicola Boyle; Laurent Geelhand; Lucy Pert; Luke Streatfeild


‘Hausfeld has unique experience and expertise within the private enforcement area’

‘Hausfeld's global footprint gives the London team a particular insight into worldwide cartel damages actions, which the team combines with hard-to-beat expertise ’

‘The team has unrivaled breadth of experience in handling competition damages cases on the claimant side’

‘The team’s contacts within the third-party funding industry are extremely useful’

‘The group has unique experience in large-scale, complex multi-jurisdictional litigation’

‘Anthony Maton remains the driving force and genius loci of the London office. He has an innovative, creative mind and is excellent at progressing strategies and securing positive outcomes for his clients’

‘Anna Morfey is an excellent tactician, who really understands which points to press during litigation proceedings’

‘Scott Campbell adopts a strong pragmatic approach to issues that arise within litigation’

'Nicola Boyle is amazing and great at leading a team'

Key Clients


Air cargo cartel group litigants

Interchange fees group litigants

Trucks cartel group litigants

Work highlights

  • Brought a claim on behalf of a multinational automotive company against five companies before the Competition Appeal Tribunal; the action follows from the automotive bearings cartel decision taken by the European Commission (EC).
  • Brought a claim on behalf of a multinational automobile company in relation to the maritime car carriers cartel .
  • Representing vertical search engine Infederation (trading as Foundem), the first company to bring Google’s search practices to the attention of both the EC and the US Federal Trade Commission.
  • Acting for a significant group of truck purchasers, including Veolia, which are pursuing claims against the trucks Original Equipment Manufacturers at the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
  • Represented the Dutch Transport Association pursuing claims against Dutch truck manufacturers.
Leading individuals

Anthony Maton - Hausfeld LLP

Next Generation Partners

Anna Morfey - Hausfeld LLP

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