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Hausfeld LLP

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Lianne Craig

Work 020 7665 5000
Hausfeld LLP

Work Department

Commercial & Financial Services Disputes; Antitrust/Competition Disputes.


Partner, London


Lianne Craig leads Hausfeld's Commercial Disputes practice. Over her 19 years in practice, she has developed a broad domestic and international disputes practice with in-depth expertise in complex Commercial, Financial Services and Securities litigation, as well as Competition Damages claims. She has extensive experience of working on cases requiring third party funding.

She has a particularly strong track record acting for claimants in significant disputes against banks and offers an expertise in shareholder actions under FSMA s90 and 90A. She acted for Graiseley Properties Limited against Barclays Bank, widely recognised as a “test case” for LIBOR misrepresentation claims. Lianne offers advice and assistance on the enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitral awards and on obtaining evidence for use in foreign proceedings.

Her clients range from multinational corporations to SMEs, financial institutions, to PE/hedge fund investors, and individuals. Lianne has considerable experience acting in multi-party and group claims. Her strong commitment to Human Rights and to pro bono work has seen her work on pro bono for clients ranging from private individuals to UK charities and international NGOs.

Previously at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Clifford Chance.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

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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