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Nicola Boyle

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Commercial litigation and dispute resolution; competition litigation; financial.


Nicola has over 15 years’ experience in commercial and consumer litigation, with particular expertise in competition litigation, financial service disputes, judicial review and regulatory proceedings.   Nicola has helped develop the firm’s European practice in claimant cartel damages actions, including costs and funding arrangements to provide claimants with effective rights of redress.  She has acted for small businesses and multi-national companies both individually and in group actions in relation to a number of UK and European follow-on damages actions in the High Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal in London including the Methionine, Paraffin Wax, Copper Tubes/Fittings and Feed Phosphates Cartels, together with a number of confidential settlement.   She currently acts on behalf of a group of European businesses in relation to claims against MasterCard and Visa in relation to multilateral interchange fees, and a damages claim against Google for abuse of dominance by price comparison site Foundem.   Nicola has particular expertise and practical experience in out-of-court settlements with multiple parties. 

Nicola continues to contribute to the further development of private enforcement, including participation in consultations and working groups relating to the introduction of the collective action regime under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the European Damages Directive in the UK and has spoken at a number of conferences on these topics.


Trained McGrigors; assistant/senior associate McGrigors/KLegal 2000-09; associate Hausfeld & Co. LLP 2009-2012; partner Hausfeld & Co. LLP (2012).


LSLA; Competition Law Association.


University of Birmingham (LLB and LLM European Environmental Law); Nottingham Law School.

London: Dispute resolution

Competition litigation

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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