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Hausfeld & Co LLP

Dispute resolution > Competition litigation Tier 1

Exhibiting ‘unrivalled strength in depth‘, the ‘incredible team‘ at specialist claimant firm Hausfeld & Co LLP handles the full gamut of European damages claims, with particular emphasis on collective actions before the CAT. Practice head Scott Campbell has longstanding expertise in acting in cartel damage cases, often representing corporates before the CAT; while Anthony Maton has deep knowledge surrounding the private enforcement of damages actions. Nicola Boyle has ‘brilliant intellect', and primarily focuses on cases concerning collective redress. The ‘extremely competent and imaginative' Lesley Hannah maintains a tech-focused practice, regularly filing abuse of dominance claims against tech giants before the CAT; and Lucy Rigby frequently represents both consumers and businesses in opt-out claims and large group actions. Tom Bolster has ‘great technical strength', and is particularly adept at acting for clients in the automotive sector in cartel-related disputes. Anna Morfey departed the practice in November 2022 to join Ashurst.

Practice head(s):

Scott Campbell

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Maton; Nicola Boyle; Lesley Hannah; Lucy Rigby; Tom Bolster; Luke Streatfield; Lianne Craig; Tim Brown; Aqeel Kadri; Wessen Jazrawi


‘Hausfeld are, and are rightly viewed as, the standout practitioners in this field. They have unrivalled strength-in-depth and are more than a match for any other firm. They have a very competent practice, with great knowledge and understanding of matters. They are very proactive, focused and always available.’

‘Nicola Boyle is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with, she combines a brilliant intellect with excellent client service; and Tom Bolster has great technical strength.’

‘Lucy Rigby is quickly developing into one of the go-to partners for the most heavyweight competition claims. She is the complete lawyer.’

‘Incredible team – they bring a different approach to matters built on a solid knowledge of competition law. Highly recommended in matters related to damage claims. Close relationship with clients, the team carefully analyse the problem and are clearly focused.’

‘Lesley Hannah and Lianne Craig are extremely competent with great knowledge. Lesley is extremely competent and imaginative, and Lianne has vast knowledge of competition law, providing value-added solutions.’

‘The team have got an excellent reputation in the market and rightly so. They are acting on many of the leading CAT collective actions. They have quality in strength and depth across their team; and have built an enviable practice.’

‘Luke Streatfield is all over the detail. His focus on CAT collective claims and, specifically, big tech claims, makes him a leader in this area, he has carved himself out as an expert in this field. He has real skill in translating and communicating complex issues and to managing with aplomb the significant number of competing threads that arise in these claims. Luke has excellent judgment and delivers fantastic results.’

‘The firm differs from others in its innovation and technical capacity to deal with complex issues that require teamwork with other jurisdictions. The team is highly experienced, engaged and easy to work with. You always feel like you are in the best capable hands and are guided along all the way. They redefine client care in an impressive way.’

Key clients

Dutch Trucks


Former Inquiry Chair at the Competition and Markets Authority

Consumers’ Association Which?

Spanish dairy farmers

Mercedes Emissions Claim

Infederation Ltd (Foundem)

Work highlights

  • Representing a consumer rights advocate, as the proposed class representative in a £900m collective claim against tech giant Amazon at the Competition Appeal Tribunal in London, for allegedly steering consumers towards offers that favour Amazon’s own business, whilst obscuring deals from third party sellers that could be cheaper or better value (UK Buy Box Claim).
  • Representing several European car manufacturers in relation to possible claims arising out of the Occupant Safety Systems, RoRo and Thermal Systems cartels.
  • Representing, in conjunction with Spanish firm Eskariam, 7000+ Spanish dairy farmers seeking damages from milk cartelists for the billions of euros-worth of milk they sold during the cartel period.

Dispute resolution > Group litigation: Claimant Tier 1

Hausfeld & Co LLP is a market leader in the group litigation space, acting on competition claims across a wide range of sectors. Prospective shareholder and mis-selling claims, as well as product liability and human rights claims are all additional strengths of the practice . Nicola Boyle is the head of the team, with vast experience in collective redress cases; she has been acting on the high-profile collective claim against Qualcomm. A number of other impressive individuals form the team, including Lesley Hannah, who has technology-related expertise, Lucy Rigby, specialising in large-scale group actions, and managing partner Lianne Craig, who has ‘exceptional people skills’.

Practice head(s):

Nicola Boyle

Other key lawyers:

Lesley Hannah; Lucy Rigby; Lianne Craig; Luke Streatfeild; Sarah Moore; Sofie Edwards; Anthony Maton


‘Lianne Craig has exceptional people skills and is able to find creative solutions to running cases’

‘The team has sector expertise across many jurisidictions’

‘The number one claimant group litigation practice on this side of the Atlantic. First to the market and have never looked back. Real commitment to this area, and outstandingly strong lawyers at partnership level and below.’

‘Anthony Maton is without a doubt the leader in London and the rest of Europe. He has been there from the beginning and has unrivalled expertise. His partners Lesley Hannah, Nicola Boyle and Luke Streatfeild are all highly knowledgeable as well as being battle hardened in the leading cases.’

Work highlights

  • Filed a collective claim in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal on behalf of technology journalist Charles Arthur who proposed to represent UK publishers of websites and apps against tech giant Google.
  • Building a group action against Mercedes-Benz in in the UK on behalf of individual and business purchasers of diesel Mercedes vehicles, following findings by the German Transport Authority that Mercedes installed devices in diesel vehicles that could cheat emissions tests.
  • Advises and represents Philip Evans in the significant collective action against six global banks seeking damages in respect of foreign exchange (FX) spot trading cartels.

Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail Tier 3

Hausfeld & Co LLP  ‘attracts really interesting cases and turns out magic circle quality work‘, acting on high-profile commercial and financial service disputes, with extensive experience particularly in the competition sphere. John McElroy acts as the head of commercial disputes, with significant experience in fraud and energy linked banking disputes. Noted practitioners within the team include Anthony Maton, the ‘brilliantLianne Craig, and the ‘seriously impressive’ Lucy Pert.

Practice head(s):

John McElroy

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Maton; Lianne Craig; Lucy Pert; Ned Beale; Simon Bishop; Tom Bolster


‘Attracts really interesting cases and turns out magic circle quality work. The quality of the individual lawyers is very high and as a firm they are fearless in taking on institutional, well-resourced defendants.’

‘Simon Bishop is the complete package. He is very knowledgeable, an excellent technical lawyer and a great strategist. He is also a really nice person to work with.’

‘Lucy Pert is seriously impressive – she exudes intelligence and competence.’

‘Ned Beale is great to work with – extremely clever, thoughtful and commercial in his approach.’

‘Efficient work as a team, with clear objectives, the structure in the development of the work is adequate and agile. Strategic vision to offer creative solutions based on high levels of legal knowledge.’

‘Lianne Craig is is a brilliant lawyer, with an innate facility in negotiation which I have never seen in other competitors in the UK legal sector.’

‘Anthony Maton, Lucy Pert, Lianne Craig are the lawyers I deal most with. They are all first-class, and wonderful leaders.’

Key clients

Philip Evans, former Inquiry Chair at the Competition and Markets Authority

Ardeshir Naghshineh

All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking (APPG)

Work highlights

  • Representing the proposed class representative in a significant collective action against 6 global banks seeking damages in respect of foreign exchange (FX) spot trading cartels.
  • Providing a client with legal and strategic advice in relation to a high-profile LIBOR manipulation claim against a well-known commercial bank.
  • Representing the All Parliamentary Party Group on Fair Business Banking in their application to judicially review the Financial Conduct Authority’s decision not to act following the outcome of the Swift Review.

Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights Tier 3

Fielding a team 'which delivers real ooomph power when it gets to the crunch', Hausfeld & Co LLP is a claimant-focused firm which handles cases concerning a plethora of human rights issues, such as the right to food, education and housing; the group has also recently seen an uptick in work related to climate change. Of counsel Ingrid Gubbay leads the offering and is a recognised expert in bringing public and private litigation on behalf of communities affected by large-scale corporate violations. Key contact Wessen Jazrawi recently brought an action on behalf of individuals directly impacted by climate change against the UK government, while Sarah Moore’s practice also confronts human rights issues that intersect with environmental law.

Practice head(s):

Ingrid Gubbay

Other key lawyers:

Wessen Jazrawi; Sarah Moore; David Lawne; Luke Grimes


‘Great team.’

‘Hausfeld demonstrate strength in depth which is a match for any other firm in this sector and which delivers real ooomph power when it gets to the crunch. I never doubt their ability to deliver.’

‘Depth of experience and strength of judgment are key features in the team I work with, from partner level down to the most junior members.’

Work highlights

  • Acting for the CEO of a disability aviation charity in relation to a disability discrimination claim.
  • Worked with a group of affected families which had suffered bereavement or significant injury due to vaccination to lobby the Government to undertake a review and/or overhaul of the VDPA.

Real estate > Environment Tier 3

The offering at Hausfeld & Co LLP is described as being formed of ‘senior practitioners who have a deep understanding of environmental law’ for whom climate change and environment litigation is a key area of focus. It frequently advises for the claimant in policy and regulation matters against significant and high-profile bodies; a significant portion of such work is carried out pro bono. Its workload is international in scope, and developing in areas involving greenwashing and misrepresentation, finance disputes, and breaches of policy in regard to environmental harm. The ‘very dedicated’ York-based Sarah Moore, ‘leader in the field’ Ingrid Gubbay and Simon Bishop, noted as being ‘a pleasure to work with’, co-lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Ingrid Gubbay; Sarah Moore; Simon Bishop

Other key lawyers:

Wessen Jazrawi; Lianne Craig; David Lawne; Hana Tawfik


‘The team is very good. They have shown a major commitment to strategic environmental litigation by acting pro bono for various NGOs in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in long-running litigations.’

‘Sarah Moore and Hana Tawfik are both excellent in all respects – creative, committed, efficient, and very nice people to work with!’

‘Simon Bishop is a pleasure to work with – willing to think outside the box to find appropriate solutions.’

‘Hausfeld is an international law practice. It is very well-run and has significant capacity to take on large-scale and high-profile casework in the environmental field, with senior practitioners who have a deep understanding of environmental law and the most recent developments in litigation, legislation and policy.’

‘Ingrid Gubbay and Wessen Jazrawi both impress with their legal knowledge, tactical awareness and commitment to the case and clients. Ingrid is a leader in the field of environmental law with a rounded knowledge of domestic and international caselaw.’

‘Sarah Moore is very dedicated and clever, with commitment to the cause and the ability to advise on long-term outcomes as well as on the immediate case in hand. We hope to work with her more in future.’

‘Creative thinking and expertise are key attributes of the team.’

‘Sarah Moore and Hana Tawfik are both excellent, generous with their time and able to get on top of a lot of technical information without losing sight of the bigger picture.’

Key clients

Thousands of Mercedes Customers

The Environmental Law Foundation (ELF)

Work highlights

  • Building a group action against Mercedes-Benz in in the UK on behalf of individual and business purchasers of diesel Mercedes vehicles regarding the devices in diesel vehicles that could cheat emissions tests.
  • Acting for the Environmental Law Foundation to make oral and written submissions in support of ELF’s Intervention in the Supreme Court hearing Manchester Ship Canal Company Limited vs United Utilities.

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium Tier 5

Litigation boutique Hausfeld & Co LLP fields a ‘very focused, efficient, and on the ball’ team, acting for a vast range of longstanding premium clients. ‘Polished operator’ John McElroy is the head of the ‘always collaborative’ team, recently acting on Covid-19 related matters. Noted practitioners include the ‘excellent’ Lianne Craig, who is the managing partner of the firm, ‘super responsive’ Ned Beale, and Anna Gilbert, who has ‘one of the sharpest legal minds’.

Practice head(s):

John McElroy

Other key lawyers:


‘Ned Beale is a great person to work with. He is super responsive and always eager to assist, suggesting several options of the way out and highlighting pros and cons of each.’

‘Duran Ross has been our point of contact, and he is very responsive and always available and has a good grasp of all aspects.’

‘John McElroy is a polished operator. He keeps a keen eye on client objectives and effectively delivers.’

‘The Hausfeld commercial litigation team led by Ned Beale is very focused, efficient and on the ball. It’s very impressive indeed and I have found my experience of working with them to be second to none.’

‘Ned Beale is a very talented individual who is a creative lawyer and also has excellent judgment. Great at the big picture, but equally on top of hunting down the detail. He is great at adjusting gears and approaches depending on the situation and context. He has the trust of clients and manages a great team by example.’

‘The team at Hausfeld’s Dispute Resolution-Commercial Litigation practice are focused on goal achievement while always maintaining the highest degrees of sensitivity, empathy and humanity to its legal solutions and client management. Beyond their impeccable ethics and apex legal knowledge, they are reliably creative and fearless when it comes to legal strategy and tactics. They are collaborative when appropriate and always transparent.’

‘Anna Gilbert brings her A game every time, regardless of the legal matter at hand. She has one of the sharpest legal minds and results-focused determination I’ve come across in a litigator.’

‘Lianne Craig and Ned Beale are both excellent. Anna Gilbert is also hard working and pragmatic.’

Key clients


PJSC Pharmaceutical Firm ‘Darnitsa’

Mr Ardeshir Naghshineh

Mr Cemal Ezel (CEO Change Please)

Buddle Findlay

The Toorani Family

Work highlights

  • Advised and represented our clients Trappit S.A., Trappit Tecnologias S.L. and 2MC Gestion Y Consultoria S.A in high-profile proceedings issued in the Chancery Division, Intellectual Property List, against GBT Travel Services UK Limited, American Express’ Global Travel Division – advised clients in very high profile and globally known defendant with a reputation at stake in both finance and travel service industry – the intellectual property that is subject of the claim is commercially significant and highly confidential in nature – complex claim with challenging legal issues.
  • Advised in a high-profile LIBOR manipulation claim against a well-known commercial bank, in relation to the Targetfollow property portfolio, which was worth over £1 billion at its peak in 2007, and included landmark assets such as Centre Point, 70 St Mary Axe and Baskerville House in Birmingham. Our client is claiming damages for misrepresentation in respect of certain loans and interest rate hedging instruments agreed with BOS in 2007 and 2008.

Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 6

Hausfeld & Co LLP‘s ‘driven, focused, accomplished and experienced team‘ comprises sector specialists in finance, aviation, and claimant-side insurance. In November 2022, the ICC appointed Ned Beale to the International Chamber of Commerce’s UK Arbitration and ADR Committee; London commercial disputes head John McElroy focuses on complex financial services and contractual disputes; and Lucy Pert routinely manages international, cross-border commercial arbitrations. Elected the firm's first female managing partner in London in early 2022, Lianne Craig has strong connections to the Spanish market.

Practice head(s):

John McElroy

Other key lawyers:

Ned Beale; Lucy Pert; Lianne Craig; Rebecca Warder; Faye Moore


‘The team leaves no stone unturned when it comes to proposing unconventional ideas and advanced approaches to solutions. It always looks for solutions!’

‘A driven, focused, accomplished and experienced team in this sector.’

‘A very safe pair of collective hands. No churn – just clear, commercial advice.’

‘Ned Beale is not only solutions oriented, but also extremely pleasant to deal with and always accessible.’

‘Ned Beale is a hardworking and thoughtful lawyer who focuses on clients’ interests first.’

‘Ned Beale is a very talented individual and creative lawyer with excellent judgement. Great at the big picture, but equally on top of hunting down the detail.’

‘The Hausfeld arbitration team is very focused, efficient and on the ball. It’s very impressive indeed.’

‘John McElroy is a plugged-in, commercial, astute and engaged partner; and Lucy Pert’s attention to detail, client care and work ethic cannot be faulted.’

Insurance > Product liability: claimant

The environment and product liability team at Hausfeld & Co LLP, headed by Sarah Moore, provides solutions for consumers and vulnerable groups.

The firm:  Hausfeld is a specialist litigation practice, resolving legal disputes globally with a bold and often pioneering approach. Working alongside our clients, we shape law and transform legal practice with new ideas. Our ability to embrace flexible fee structures and case funding, enables our clients to pursue dispute resolution with no or limited legal cost risk or up-front financial burden. The firm’s largely conflict-free platform means that it can take instructions where other firms cannot. We have considerable expertise in doing so for complex, high value disputes and our opponents are typically Magic/Silver Circle and top US firms.

We bring a visionary yet pragmatic approach to resolving claims, whether for a single client or a group working collectively. Our lawyers act for businesses, public entities, charities, institutional investors, shareholders, and individuals across the areas of antitrust/competition, commercial & financial disputes, environmental law, product liability, human rights and technology & data breach issues. With offices across the US and Europe, we have won landmark trials, negotiated complex settlements, and recovered billions for clients – often after hard-fought litigation against the biggest names in the legal market.

Socially minded and champions for the best corporate governance, we are proud to be at the forefront of the legal profession in improving access to justice for both individuals and businesses. That makes for a profoundly different law firm.

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Types of work undertaken
Competition/antitrust: Hausfeld is widely recognised as the market-leading claimant practice for European cartel damages claims. Our dedicated competition damages actions team — the largest in Europe — has been involved in more recoveries than any other firm. It is one of the few claimant firms with substantive experience in taking cartel damage claims to trial. It has the strongest antitrust automotive practice in Europe and offers in-depth expertise on the cross-over of IP and antitrust, having taken on some of the largest tech companies in the world. The team won the ‘Innovation in Legal Expertise – Dispute Resolution’ award at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2018 for its innovation on managing the Trucks litigation and Legal Business Awards 2019 shortlisted us as ‘Competition Team of the Year’ for their work on the Bearings cartel.

Commercial and financial disputes: Hausfeld’s commercial disputes team has an excellent track record in litigating complex, high value disputes, often with an international or multi-jurisdictional angle. The team has challenged some of the best known financial institutions worldwide and regularly receives referral work from some of the most recognised legal names when they are conflicted. For example, it was instructed on a number of the highest profile banking litigation cases arising out of LIBOR manipulation and interest rate swap mis-selling. In more recent years, the practice has grown and evolved and is now a go to firm for large corporate v corporate disputes. Lianne Craig, now London Managing Partner, was nominated as one of the Hot100 by The Lawyer in 2021 and was recognised as ‘Individual of the Year for Dispute Resolution London’ by The Legal 500 in their UK awards 2020.

Human rights/environmental and product liability: ‘Righting a wrong’ lies at the heart of what we do. The team litigates and advises individuals and groups who have suffered human rights and/or environmental harms. Furthermore, we are experts in managing individual and group product liability claims across a range of sectors, including defective medical devices, pharmaceuticals and environmental damage. The firm also works extensively on climate justice. In 2021, the team won the ‘Innovation in Sustainability & ESG’ award at the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards and before that it had been shortlisted for The Law Society Legal Excellence Awards 2019 in the ‘Access to Justice’ category for its work for #FreePeriods.

Technology and data breach: Our team has notable expertise in resolving complex technology disputes. Our cross-practice group draws together specialist lawyers from our market leading antitrust/competition and commercial and financial disputes practices. We have in-depth expertise across a variety of areas, including commercial disputes arising from technology projects, software licensing disputes, intellectual property disputes, data breach and privacy and claims arising from infringements of competition law in the technology sector.

Department Name Email Telephone
Global Co-Chair Anthony Maton
London Managing Partner Lianne Craig
Head Competition Disputes Scott Campbell
Head Commercial Disputes John McElroy
Human Rights & Environmental Law Ingrid Gubbay
Product Liability Nicola Boyle
Group Litigation Nicola Boyle
Photo Name Position Profile
Ned Beale photo Ned Beale Partner, London
Simon Bishop photo Simon Bishop Partner, London
Tom Bolster photo Tom Bolster Partner, London
Nicola Boyle photo Nicola Boyle Partner, London
Tim Brown photo Tim Brown Partner, London
Andrew Bullion photo Andrew Bullion Partner, London Head of  the Stockholm Office
Scott Campbell photo Scott Campbell Partner, London
Lianne Craig photo Lianne Craig Managing Partner, London
Sofie Edwards photo Sofie Edwards Counsel
Anna Gilbert photo Anna Gilbert Counsel
Luke Grimes photo Luke Grimes Senior Associate
Ingrid Gubbay photo Ingrid Gubbay Of Counsel
Lesley Hannah photo Lesley Hannah Partner, London
Wessen Jazrawi photo Wessen Jazrawi Partner, London
Aqeel Kadri photo Aqeel Kadri Partner, London
David Lawne photo David Lawne Partner, London
Anthony Maton photo Anthony Maton Global Co-Chair
John McElroy photo John McElroy Partner & Head of Commercial Disputes, London
Lucy Pert photo Lucy Pert Partner, London
Lucy Rigby photo Lucy Rigby Partner, London
Duran Ross photo Duran Ross Partner, London
Luke Streatfeild photo Luke Streatfeild Partner, London
Hana Tawfik photo Hana Tawfik Associate
Rebecca Warder photo Rebecca Warder Head of Knowledge
Number of UK partners : 18
Number of other UK fee-earners : 46
ABA (American Bar Association)
AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Competition Law Association
IBA (International Bar Association)
London Solicitors Litigation Association
Managing Partners Forum
The Law Society of England & Wales

Hausfeld is proud of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the firm. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committees continually monitor and improve all aspects of our recruiting, hiring, training, career progression, leader development, policies and practices to ensure a diverse and dynamic work environment. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we ensure equality for all, from the candidate selection process to appointment, regardless of factors including age, gender, race, religion, beliefs, sexuality and seniority.

We are a gender diverse firm: 42% of our lawyers worldwide are female while 40% of our partnership is made up of women. Our people state that the firm ‘is beyond inclusive’ with ‘every voice heard’ and feel that they have ‘found a home’ in the firm. One partner highlights that ‘the firm has ‘allowed me the flexibility to flourish at home as well as at work’, with junior lawyers highlighting that ‘trainees are treated as core and valued members of case teams’, and others say that they are ‘inspired by the abundance of positive partner and non-partner female role models’.

We implement several initiatives with external stakeholders ranging from financially supporting the ‘Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project’ in the US, which fights to free those who have been sent to prison while innocent, to collaborating with the Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership in London. We organise local and global events for our staff where leading guest speakers aim to educate for example around black history, as well as start important conversations around DE&I topics such as the importance of using pronouns in support of the LGBTQ+ community and equal rights for their community.

Improving access to justice for individuals and businesses lies at the foundation of what we do. As part of our substantive pro bono practice we use our knowledge and skill to cooperate closely with charities and NGOs, which in many cases offers a voice to those without deep pockets and who need it most.

Our pro bono work
The firm’s DE&I initiatives