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Hausfeld

12 GOUGH SQUARE, LONDON, EC4A 3DW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7665 5000
Fax:
Fax 020 7665 5001
Email:
Web:
www.hausfeld.com

Anthony Maton

Tel:
Work +44 20 7665 5000
Email:
Hausfeld

Work Department

Commercial litigation and dispute resolution; competition litigation; financial services.

Position

Anthony has over 25 years’ experience litigating claims in the UK and other jurisdictions. As Managing Partner at Hausfeld, Anthony has been at the centre of the development of competition damages litigation in Europe and is regarded by peers as one of the leading competition litigators and is a much sought-after speaker on the global competition circuit.

Anthony has been involved in some of the largest competition claims brought in Europe including Air Cargo, Marine Hose, Carbon Graphite, Paraffin Wax & the various auto cases. He has successfully negotiated settlements for more than 100 clients in these cases.

Over the past three years Anthony has worked hard to grow Hausfeld from a competition litigation boutique to a law firm capable of taking on a range of high-value and complex commercial and financial services cases against the world’s largest banks and businesses.

Career

Trained Herbert Smith then Fountain Court Chambers; associate Slaughter and May to 2000; partner KLegal/McGrigors 2000-07; partner Hausfeld & Co. LLP 2007 to date.

Member

ABA; IBA; LSLA; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (having arbitrated under many rules including the LCIA, ICC and LME), accredited mediator and former secretary London Solicitors Litigation Association.

Education

Rendcomb College; Exeter College, Oxford (1985 Modern History, first class); College of Law, Guildford.


London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Hausfeld 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’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

Within: Competition litigation

For some, Hausfeld 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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