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Hausfeld LLP

Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant

4 ranked lawyersBand 1London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Leading player in competition damages claims that are founded on EC decisions on price-fixing cartels or abuse of dominance. Handles cases that combine follow-on claims with additional standalone elements relating to the duration and scope of suspected cartel activities. Often brings together large claimant groups in order to pursue claims in the UK or other key jurisdictions, working alongside the firm's offices in Germany and the Netherlands. Has notable experience in representing clients from the transport, energy and technology sectors.

Strengths

Interviewees say: "In terms of claimant law firms Hausfeld is undoubtedly out in front."

Work highlights

Acted for Justin Gutmann on behalf of rail passengers on a standalone opt-out damages claim against rail franchise operators alleging abuse of dominance in ticket pricing.

Notable practitioners

Commentators describe Anna Morfey as a "brilliant litigator who is very experienced" and add that, because of her previous experience as a defendant lawyer, she has "a keen appreciation for the tactics defendants will take."She acts on claims in the transport, energy and technology sectors, assisting with opt-out collective claims and class actions.

According to an interviewee, Anthony Maton is "the leading competition claimant lawyer in London with unrivalled experience in bringing cases." He has an impressive track record representing clients in opt-out collective damages proceedings involving the transport and financial services industries.

Nicola Boyle advises clients on claims for damages arising from price fixing and abuse of dominance matters. She is particularly active for multinational clients on domestic and international proceedings.

Scott Campbell acts for claimants on damages actions arising from EC cartel decisions. He often acts for clients from the energy and retail industries.

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Overview

Hausfeld is widely recognised as the market-leading claimant practice for European cartel damages claims. The dedicated Competition Damages Actions team — the largest in Europe — has been involved in more recoveries than any other firm. It is one of the few claimant firms with substantive experience in taking cartel damage claims to trial. It has the strongest antitrust automotive practice in Europe and offers in-depth expertise on the cross-over of IP and antitrust, having taken on some of the largest tech companies in the world. The team won the 'Innovation in Legal Expertise - Dispute Resolution' award at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2018 for its work on  the Trucks cartel and was nominated as 'Competition Team of the Year' for their work on the Bearings cartel by Legal Business Awards 2019.




Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant Department

Hausfeld LLP

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12 Gough Square

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Greater London

UK

EC4A 3DW

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London (Firms)

Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant


Anna Morfey
Band 2
Anthony Maton
Band 1
Nicola Boyle
Band 3
Scott Campbell
Band 2