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Hausfeld & Co LLP
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Commercial & Financial Services Disputes


Partner, London


Lucy Pert offers over 15 years of Commercial Dispute Resolution experience gained in the world’s leading litigation practices. Her practice covers Financial Services, Contentious Restructuring, Insolvency and Shareholder Disputes. Given her recent position as Director of Litigation Funding for a leading third-party litigation funder, she is well placed to advise clients on litigation funding matters, including strategies for understanding and securing third party funding.

Lucy has considerable experience of managing international cross-border litigation, working frequently in all English courts, including the appeal courts. She has also conducted a number of commercial arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC and ad hoc rules.

Lucy’s clients include high net worth individuals, hedge funds, private equity houses and insolvency practitioners, often acting adverse to large financial institutions. Lucy currently represents several local authorities in a large claim against a leading bank, represents a client in the automotive industry in a complex cross-border dispute and works on a number of shareholder actions.

Lucy is qualified in England and Wales and admitted to the bar in New York. 

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Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

Hausfeld & Co LLP has been investing in its London practice adding  two lateral hires, with Lucy Pert and Michael Bywell joining from Harbour Litigation Funding and Arnold & Porter, respectively. The team, which is ‘very user-friendly and accustomed to risk in a way many firms are not‘, stands out for high-profile disputes on behalf of claimants, and is experienced in disputes involving competition law, arbitration, fraud and insolvency. It has also experienced growth in TMT litigation. Lianne Craig leads the commercial disputes team and Anthony Maton is London managing partner; John McElroy  is also highly regarded.

London > Dispute resolution > Competition litigation

Known for its ‘pioneering work’ in the claimant space, Hausfeld & Co LLP’s ‘amazing’ team has a successful track record negotiating settlements for its clients. With a stable foothold across Europe as well as the US, the firm has attracted praise due to its wide market reach in the sphere of private competition law enforcement. The team has continued to build on its strong market position, with multiple new instructions from clients in the transport, automotive and retail sectors. In one  transport-focused highlight, a team being led by Anna Morfey is handling a collective opt-out claim for £93m against rail companies at the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Anthony Maton and Lesley Hannah led on representing claimants in long-running air cargo cartel proceedings in the High Court and the Court of Appeal, with Maton also demonstrating his ‘excellent leadership skills’ advising on the MasterCard interchange fees litigation. Scott Campbell heads the department, which continues to represent a group of truck purchasers in the Competition Appeal Tribunal. The team has experienced recent growth through the appointment of partner Lucy Pert and counsel Luke Streatfeild , who joined from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and Allen & Overy LLP, respectively. Clients in the automotive sector turn to Laurent Geelhand for expert-level assistance. Wessen Jazrawi and Nicola Boyle are also highly recommended.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

Hausfeld & Co LLP  is ‘one of the very best firms for taking on the banking giants‘, and it also covers defence work. The practice recently advised on disputes involving financing, derivatives, and banking misconduct. It has also acted in high-profile cases for corporate claimant groups in relation to securities and claims arising out of LIBOR and FX. Lianne Craig leads the commercial disputes and banking litigation team, of which London office managing partner Anthony MatonJohn McElroy and senior associate Simon Bishop are key members. David Lawne was made partner and Lucy Pert was hired from Harbour Litigation Funding.