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Hausfeld & Co LLP

Work Department

Antitrust/Competition Disputes; Commercial & Financial Services Disputes.


Partner, London


Nicola Boyle was instrumental in developing the firm’s Competition practice in London having joined Hausfeld shortly after its launch in 2009.

Nicola’s expertise lies in acting on large-scale follow-on cartel damages claims for affected businesses from across Europe, often multi-jurisdictional in nature, including most recently claims against Mastercard and VISA in London and damages actions in a number of other European jurisdictions. She has also advised individual and multiple claimants on rights of redress in Consumer and Financial Services claims. A keen proponent of Alternative Disputes Resolution, she has successfully resolved a number of complex multi-party disputes outside of the courts.

Nicola previously taught an undergraduate course in European law at the University of Birmingham. She also participated in the Competition Appeal Tribunal working group on the implementation of the UK Consumer Rights Act and the European Damages Directive.

Previously at McGrigors (now Pinsent Masons).

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Hausfeld & Co LLP garners praise as ‘the leading competition litigation firm acting on the claimant side’. It excels in antitrust damages claims at UK and European level. The London-based group is increasingly present in the courts in the Netherlands, France and Spain, where it often works with local litigators. In a significant development, Scott Campbell was appointed as the head of the competition disputes department in October 2019. The team also includes London managing partner Anthony Maton, who is seen as ‘a trailblazer’ in the area of private competition law enforcement in the UK. Lesley Hannah, who is particularly prominent in the technology sector, ‘combines a great eye for detail with strategic and tactical vision for each case’. The ‘very able, pleasant, diligent and commercialAnna Morfey specialises in claims arising from alleged cartels in the trucks and the automotive industries. Nicola Boyle has had a leading role in pursuing claims on behalf of UK retailers against MasterCard and Visa in relation to unlawful interchange fees. Boyle and recently promoted partner Tom Bolster are also key contacts for multijurisdictional claims. In 2019, the group continued to expand, with there being a number of hires at counsel and associate level.