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Hausfeld LLP

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John McElroy

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Hausfeld LLP

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Commercial Litigation




John is a Partner at Hausfeld in London having joined in March 2016.  John has worked on a wide range of commercial litigation and international arbitration matters with a particular emphasis on financial disputes. John’s broad spread of litigation experience includes having acted for and against major investment banks in high profile, high value financial disputes often involving complex and technical banking issues. 

He has wide experience of cases in the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions of the English High Court (including the Commercial Court) as well as in the appeal courts and his cases have often involved international elements. 

John was the lead lawyer on the first case to reach a judgment (issued in January 2016) in the London High Court’s new Financial List in which he acted for the successful claimants.  He also co-led one of the largest financial mis-selling claims against a bank in 2017 - Stuart Barrie Wall v Royal Bank of Scotland.

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Next generation lawyers

John McElroy - Hausfeld & Co LLP

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Hausfeld & Co LLP is 'experienced and capable and creates a strong team with counsel and experts'. It has developed from being a specialist competition litigation firm, to a broader boutique commercial litigation practice that regularly litigates high-profile financial services disputes on behalf of claimants. The team recently advised on complex loan financing, derivatives transactions and wider banking misconduct, as well as claims arising out of LIBOR, FOREX and other benchmark manipulations in the financial markets. It acted for Stuart Wall, who alleged that RBS caused the failure of his student accommodation business, Opal Property Group; the allegations included RBS’ involvement in LIBOR rigging and the actions of its global restructuring group. Anthony Maton is managing partner of the London office; Lianne Craig is 'superb and able to project manage and implement strategy on the largest of claims'; John McElroy 'has demonstrated himself to be a key individual, who is able to effectively work with others in the team and is adroit at balancing detail with an overview of objectives'; and senior associate David Lawne 'shows notable skills and experience in the area of banking litigation and he is switched on and easy to deal with'.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Hausfeld & Co LLP’s 'commercial litigation team is growing in size and reputation'. In addition to its specialist competition litigation work, the practice acts in high-profile commercial and financial services disputes on behalf of claimants. The team advised Go Science's liquidators in claims against Shell Technology Ventures Fund 1 and three Royal Dutch Shell subsidiaries; the allegations included breach of equitable duty of confidence, among others. Anthony Maton is London office managing partner; John McElroy is 'fantastic with clients'; and Lianne Craig is 'experienced in assembling claimaint groups'.

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