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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.

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 where he led the international arbitration practice.

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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

During 2022, Hausfeld & Co LLP‘s ‘amazingly responsiveJohn McElroy was promoted to London commercial disputes head. Commercial arbitration specialist Ned Beale is a 2021 recruit from Trowers & Hamlins LLP, where he was international arbitration head; and newly elevated London managing partner Lianne Craig and Lucy Pert both also have arbitration experience.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

A leadership change at the beginning of 2022 has seen ‘brilliant strategistLianne Craig step up to become Hausfeld & Co LLP‘s first female managing partner, while her place as head of commercial disputes has been taken by respected litigator John McElroy. As well as handling the gamut of commercial litigation cases globally, the firm is committed to innovative funding solutions and arrangements. Other noted practitioners include aviation and media-focused Ned Beale, recently promoted partner Simon Bishop and counsel Duran Ross.