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Hausfeld & Co LLP

Work Department

Commercial & Financial Services Disputes; Antitrust/Competition Disputes


Partner, London


Lianne Craig is a Partner and Head of Commercial Disputes in the London office. With 20+ years in practice, she manages a broad domestic and international disputes practice and possesses in-depth expertise in complex commercial and banking litigation as well as competition damages claims.  Lianne has extensive experience of working on cases requiring third party funding and has considerable experience acting in multi-party and group claims.  She boasts a strong track record acting for claimants in significant disputes against banks. She has also taken on a number of recent instructions in matters concerning climate change and the environment.

Lianne heads Hausfeld’s Spanish desk and is involved in a number of high profile cases acting for Spanish clients. 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 > Commercial litigation: premium

(Leading individuals)

Lianne CraigHausfeld & Co LLP

Conflict-free Hausfeld & Co LLP is ‘very engaged in the issues at stake and go the extra mile‘. It litigates against major defendants, such as banks and state-owned entities; and clients particularly appreciate the practice’s willingness to share the risks of litigation through conditional fee agreements or damages-based agreements. Lianne Craig leads the commercial disputes team, which includes key partner John McElroy, who is experienced in high-profile, high-value financial disputes that frequently involve technical banking issues; and Lucy Pert, who is particularly focused on banking litigation. Duran Ross provides notable senior associate-level support.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

(Leading individuals)

Lianne CraigHausfeld & Co LLP

Hausfeld & Co LLP is ‘one of the go-to firms if you are an investor seeking to make a high-value claim against the big banks‘. Its ‘uniqueness lies in the “David and Goliath’ nature of the litigation, in which Hausfeld is always acting for David‘. Practice head Lianne Craig (who is ‘very bright and absolutely incredible at strategic thinking‘) has a breadth of experience acting against banks including in manipulation of LIBOR and FX financial benchmarks claims, for which the ‘charming, sensible, astuteAnthony Maton is also a key contact. Other names to note include the ‘very experiencedJohn McElroy ; Lucy Pert, whose ‘invaluable‘ sector insight extends to litigation funding; recently promoted partner David Lawne ; and ‘ extremely bright‘ senior associate Simon Bishop who ‘has fantastic knowledge of financial products and banking processes‘.