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Hausfeld & Co LLP

Work Department

Commercial & Financial Services Disputes


Partner, London


Ned Beale is a leading commercial disputes lawyer who specialises in complex commercial litigation and commercial arbitration. Ned joined Hausfeld in 2021 from an international law firm where he led the international arbitration practice. He regularly appears in international arbitration as counsel, advocate and arbitrator, including before ICC, LCIA and ad hoc tribunals. He was named UK’s Litigator of the Year by Legal Week at their 2019 Litigation & Arbitration Awards.

Ned has extensive experience dealing with contractual claims, including recently claims arising out of Covid-19 and Brexit related disruption, shareholder disputes, warranty, earn-out and other post-M&A claims, aviation matters and disputes in the manufacturing, engineering and technology sectors. He has significant experience advising on both the claimant and defendant sides. Ned’s long track-record of acting in banking matters includes retail and structured finance disputes, as well as acting for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking in the Supreme Court.

Previously at Trowers & Hamlins LLP.

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Fellow (FCIArb) – Chartered Institute of Arbitrator
Member – LCIA
Member – CEDR Commercial Arbitrators Panel
Member and past president – the Litigation Commission of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

In January 2021, Hausfeld & Co LLP hired commercial arbitration specialist Ned Beale from Trowers & Hamlins LLP, where he was international arbitration head. Beale has notable energy and aviation sector specialisms, while commercial disputes head Lianne Craig has broad domestic and international disputes experience, and Anthony Maton also acts in arbitration proceedings.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

Hausfeld & Co LLP‘s commercial disputes practice acts for claimants in ‘complex contentious banking and investment matters with pragmatism and expertise‘. The ‘absolutely brilliantLianne Craig leads the team which includes managing partner Anthony MatonJohn McElroy, ‘brilliant partnerLucy Pert and Ned Beale, who recently joined from Trowers & Hamlins LLP. With previous experience working in the financial services sector, senior associate Simon Bishop is ‘a real asset to claimants when litigating against banks‘.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

Hausfeld & Co LLP‘s ‘nimble and effective‘ commercial litigation team is a popular choice for claimant-side representation and is experienced in providing flexible fee, third-party funding and insurance arrangements. The ‘exceptionally impressive‘ practice head Lianne Craig (‘a real star of the commercial litigation sphere‘) is popular with Spanish clients. Other key lawyers include John McElroy (who is noted for his ‘excellent litigation strategy instincts‘), Lucy Pert and Ned Beale, who recently joined from Trowers & Hamlins LLP and has particular expertise in the aviation and media sectors. Counsel Faye Moore  recently joined the team from Pinsent Masons LLP.