Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Competition/European Law Department

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What the team is known for Enjoys a strong reputation for willingness to take on cases that develop UK practice around the certification of class actions for follow-on damages claims. Acts for major automotive sector clients on both the claimant and defendant sides of commercial cases, working closely with US colleagues or with counsel in other EU countries to co-ordinate cases across multiple jurisdictions.

Strengths"They are hands-on when it comes to managing the client," says one interviewee, going on to explain: "They provide the link between their advice and the action that the client needs to take."

Another source praises the lawyers' strong litigation skills, saying: "They have a razor-like focus on the best points, the weakest points, the key facts and the evidence to get."

Work highlights Acted on the claimant side of Merricks v Mastercard. The firm successfully appealed the CAT's refusal to grant a collective proceedings order for the opt-out class action.

Notable practitioners

Boris Bronfentrinker is a prominent figure in London follow-on damages claims, including important cases that test the scope of UK law on class actions. "He's not afraid to test difficult points of law or to go into new areas of law," says a source.

Standout mandates for Kate Vernon include her advice to US-based financial services clients on English court proceedings against banks found to have manipulated Libor. She also earns praise for her competition litigation work on behalf of defendants in standalone cases.