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Hausfeld & Co. LLP

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Anthony Maton

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Hausfeld LLP

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Antitrust/Competition Disputes; Commercial & Financial Services Disputes.


Managing Partner, London


Anthony Maton has over 25 years of experience litigating Competition and Financial Services claims in the UK and internationally. He established Hausfeld as one of the go-to practices for cartel and Art 102 litigation and is widely credited for his role in the development of European Competition Damages litigation in general. Peers view him as one of the leading competition litigators.

Anthony has led some of the largest competition claims brought in Europe including the Marine Hose cartel and the global Air Cargo litigation for over 400 businesses. He is regarded as a skilled negotiator with the ability to formulate innovative settlement strategies. He has been at the forefront of developing and using third party funding and ATE in the London market and has, together with the leading players, put forward innovative litigation funding solutions for blue chip clients.

Additionally, Anthony has grown Hausfeld from a Competition Litigation to a broader litigation boutique running high-value and complex Commercial and Financial Services cases against the world’s largest banks and businesses. He has built and run cases arising from benchmark manipulations in global financial markets such as LIBOR and FX.

Previously at Slaughter & May and Herbert Smith Freehills.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

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.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

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.

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Competition litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Anthony Maton - Hausfeld LLP

Within: Competition litigation

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.

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