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Hausfeld & Co. LLP

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John McElroy

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Hausfeld LLP

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Commercial & Financial Services Disputes


Partner, London


John McElroy is a Commercial Dispute Resolution expert. He has worked on a wide range of Commercial Litigation and Arbitration matters - often involving international elements - with an emphasis on Financial Services Disputes in the last decade. He has extensive experience of acting for and against groups of claimants. In addition, John has close relationships with a wide range of third-party funders, insurers and brokers.

John has wide experience of cases in the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions of the English High Court, including the Commercial Court, as well as in the appeal courts. He was the Partner responsible for one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2017, Stuart Wall v RBS, and one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2018, Premier Motor Auctions v PwC & Lloyds Bank - both cases settled shortly before trial.

John’s clients include major domestic and international companies as well as individuals in disputes against their professional advisors and employers.

Among other cases for 2020, John is due to be in a three-week trial in the Queen’s Bench Division in March and to have an LMAA arbitration final hearing by year-end.

Previously at Quinn Emmanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan and Travers Smith.
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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Next Generation Partners

John McElroy - Hausfeld & Co. LLP

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Hausfeld & Co. 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.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Hausfeld & Co. 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.

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