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Hausfeld & Co LLP

Work Department

Commercial & Financial Services Disputes; Antitrust/Competition Disputes; Environmental & Product Liability


Managing Partner, London


Lianne Craig has been instrumental in the growth and development of the firm’s Commercial Disputes team of which she was Practice Head in the years preceding her appointment as London Managing Partner in January 2021. Lianne was recognised in The Lawyer Hot 100 2021 and by Legal 500 as ‘Individual of the Year for Dispute Resolution London’ in their UK awards 2020.

Over her 20 plus years in practice, Lianne has developed a broad domestic and international disputes practice with in-depth expertise in complex commercial and competition matters across a range of sectors. She has considerable experience acting in multi-party and group claims and has carved a niche in managing large, often challenging, financial services disputes.

Lianne also leads the firm’s business development activities in Spain and Portugal and is regularly instructed on disputes for Spanish clients. As a member of our Environmental & HR practice group, she is a strong proponent of the firm’s pro bono endeavours and has taken on instructions in matters concerning climate change and the environment.

Her clients range from multinational corporations to SMEs, financial institutions, to PE/hedge fund investors, and individuals. Her strong commitment to pro bono work has seen her work for clients ranging from private individuals to UK charities and international NGOs.

Previously at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Clifford Chance.

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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 > Banking litigation: investment and retail

(Leading individuals)

Lianne CraigHausfeld & Co LLP

Hausfeld & Co LLP ‘s banking litigation team is described as a ‘great and close-knit unit of ex-City partners with banking experience now deployed in a crack squad to assist the investor and borrower community’. It stands out for being conflict free and able to act against major financial institutions on behalf of claimants. It has expertise on financial services disputes, acting on claims relating to electronic trading platforms and cryptoassets among other things. The team counts on the expertise of ‘outstanding lawyerJohn McElroy, ‘exceptionally brightLucy Pert, ‘absolutely brilliantSimon Bishop  and the ‘extraordinaryLianne Craig, who recently became London managing partner. The firm’s commercial disputes practice (which includes banking litigation) now accounts for around 40-50% of the firm’s work.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

(Leading individuals)

Lianne CraigHausfeld & Co LLP

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.