London, 6 January 2021 - Disputes-only law firm, Hausfeld, is pleased to announce that partner Ned Beale has joined its London office from Trowers & Hamlins where he was a senior partner specialised in complex, high value commercial disputes and led the firm’s international arbitration team. He will be joined by Olena Gulyanytska, Of Counsel.
Ned handles a full range of commercial disputes, with much of his work having an international dimension, including Russia, Ukraine and West Africa. In 2019, he was named the UK's Litigator of the Year at Legal Week's Litigation & Arbitration Awards.
Ned is recognised by The Legal 500 in both the commercial litigation and civil fraud categories. His sector expertise includes banking, aviation and media & technology disputes.
This brings Hausfeld London’s dedicated commercial disputes resolution team to 7 partners and 22 qualified lawyers. In combination with its top tier competition disputes practice, and growing expertise in areas such as environmental law and product liability, Hausfeld is now of a size to rival other specialist litigation boutique firms in the City, not to mention the disputes teams of many leading City firms.
Commenting on the announcement, Lianne Craig, Head of Commercial Disputes:
“Ned is extremely well regarded in the City and his practice complements our commercial disputes work while also broadening our arbitration practice where we have seen an increasing number of instructions.”
She added: “The last 12 months have seen the team instructed on high profile litigation such as New Balance v Liverpool FC and Trappit SA v American Express. Our practice will be greatly enhanced by the fantastic experience Ned brings to the table.”
Ned Beale says:
“I see Hausfeld as one of the most innovative litigation practices in London, taking on complex litigation against large defendants in novel areas of law and I am excited to join them. I have been privileged to act in some high profile cases for fantastic clients over recent years. A specialist disputes practice of Hausfeld’s calibre and reputation seems to be a perfect fit for me and my clients.”
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About Ned Beale
Ned is a commercial litigator experienced in the full range of commercial disputes. In 2020, he represented the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking in its successful intervention in Sevilleja v Marex Financial  UKSC 31, which reshaped the 'rule against reflective loss' and was the first ever intervention by Members of Parliament in the Supreme Court.
He regularly appears in international arbitration as counsel and advocate, including before ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ad hoc tribunals. He is a Fellow (FCIArb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the LCIA and the CEDR Commercial Arbitrators panel.
Ned’s sector focuses include:
- Banking disputes, acting for claimants in both mainstream and structured finance claims for many years. He currently represents the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking its intervention in Times Travel v PIAC UKSC 2019/0142, which will be the first time the Supreme Court considers the doctrine of economic duress.
- Aviation disputes including obtaining a judgment of over $24,000,000 for TWC Aviation Capital (reported at  EWHC 1272) and representing Irish airline CityJet in a substantial LCIA arbitration concerning its fleet of SSJ 100 aircraft.
- Media and technology disputes, with a particular focus on international broadcasting rights.
For more information about Ned, please visit https://www.hausfeld.com/our-people/ned-beale.
For more information about Olena, please visit https://www.hausfeld.com/our-people/olena-gulyanytska.
Hausfeld is a leading law firm specialising in disputes resolution with 7 offices in Europe and 5 offices in the U.S. The firm has a broad range of complex litigation expertise, particularly in antitrust /competition, corporate and commercial litigation, financial services, environmental and human rights matters, often with an international dimension. Hausfeld has extensive experience with offering innovative solutions to provide clients maximum flexibility in terms of managing their cost exposure.