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Hausfeld LLP

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Anthony Maton

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Hausfeld LLP

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Antitrust/Competition Disputes; Commercial & Financial Services Disputes.


Managing Partner, London


Anthony Maton has over 25 years of experience litigating Competition and Financial Services claims in the UK and internationally. He established Hausfeld as one of the go-to practices for cartel and Art 102 litigation and is widely credited for his role in the development of European Competition Damages litigation in general. Peers view him as one of the leading competition litigators.

Anthony has led some of the largest competition claims brought in Europe including the Marine Hose cartel and the global Air Cargo litigation for over 400 businesses. He is regarded as a skilled negotiator with the ability to formulate innovative settlement strategies. He has been at the forefront of developing and using third party funding and ATE in the London market and has, together with the leading players, put forward innovative litigation funding solutions for blue chip clients.

Additionally, Anthony has grown Hausfeld from a Competition Litigation to a broader litigation boutique running high-value and complex Commercial and Financial Services cases against the world’s largest banks and businesses. He has built and run cases arising from benchmark manipulations in global financial markets such as LIBOR and FX.

Previously at Slaughter & May and Herbert Smith Freehills.

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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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Competition litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Anthony Maton - Hausfeld & Co LLP

Within: Competition litigation

For some, Hausfeld & Co LLP is the 'best' claimant firm in the market, leading in claim funding and specialising in European damages claims. In addition to a London office comprising experienced competition litigators, the firm has built a strong network across the EU, which it is able to leverage in multi-jurisdictional claims. The practice is led by the 'commercially aware' Anthony Maton, who is acting alongside the 'deeply experienced' Scott Campbell for Veolia, Suez and Wolsley before the English High Court and the Dutch Transport Association in the Netherlands in a major claim arising out of a cartel involving medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturers. Laurent Geelhand and the 'first-class' Anna Morfey represented Groupe PSA and BMW in an automotive bearings cartel claim against various European and Japanese bearing manufacturers. Nicola Boyle has 'an excellent legal mind' and currently acts for a group of UK and European corporate clients in relation to claims against MasterCard and Visa pertaining to interchange fees. 'Great lawyer' Lesley Hannah is another key contact.

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