Anna is a Partner and qualified solicitor-advocate at Hausfeld in London, with a practice encompassing all aspects of contentious EU and competition law. She has extensive litigation experience in the High Court, Competition Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and, at European level, before the General Court and Court of Justice.
Anna has represented clients across a variety of sectors, including financial services, defence, consumer products, manufacturing and hi-tech, and has acquired a wealth of experience in European and domestic antitrust investigations, follow-on and stand-alone damages claims, and merger transactions.
Ongoing cases in which Anna is acting include representing an OEM in a follow-on damages claim against the Bearings cartel, representing a group of claimants in a follow-on damages claim against the PU Foam cartel. She is lead partner representing Foundem in its intervention in Google’s appeal in the European General Court against the European Commission’s Google Shopping decision, which demonstrates how she has been developing Hausfeld’s expertise in European court litigation.
Prior to joining Hausfeld, Anna represented a number of defendants in follow-on damages claims, including the immunity applicant in claims brought against members of the Carbon and Graphite cartel, and acting for a defendant in National Grid’s claim against the Gas Insulated Switchgear cartel. Anna has also advised clients in the context of numerous other cartel investigations and follow-on claims, including Elevators and Escalators, Marine Hoses, Industrial Bags, Libor, Credit Default Swaps and FX.
Anna has published widely on her areas of expertise both in the US and Europe. She has also worked on the sixth edition of EU Antitrust Procedure (Kerse and Khan) published by Sweet and Maxwell. She is a member of the IBA’s Antitrust Litigation Working Group and regularly speaks at conferences on antitrust litigation issues.
Before moving to London, Anna worked in Brussels for three years and has also spent time on secondment to the in-house competition team of Barclays Bank plc and the UK Office of Fair Trading (now Competition and Markets Authority). Having trained at Clifford Chance, Anna was a Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in London prior to joining Hausfeld as a Partner. She is proficient in French.
What Others Say
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. – Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant, Chambers UK, 2021
Interviewees say that Anna Morfey "brings to bear her experience of having worked on the other side of the table, so she knows what to expect from the other side." "She is really smart, on the ball and an aggressive litigator. She knows where the right pressure points are based on her experience on the defendant side," states another source. Morfey has considerable UK follow-on damages experience. - Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant, Chambers UK, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, 2020
Anna Morfey is lauded by interviewees as “a brilliant technical lawyer who is very good at economics." "She assists with cartel and abuse of dominance claims with a focus on the transport, energy and technology industries. - Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant, Chambers UK, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, 2019
Anna Morfey is recognized as ‘up and coming’ and a “rising star with huge potential, an incredible litigator.” - Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant, 2018
‘Anna Morfey is very able, pleasant, diligent and commercial.‘ – Competition Litigation, 2021
Anna is listed as ‘Next Generation Partner’ – Competition Litigation, 2020 and 2021
“Anna Morfey is an excellent tactician, who really understands which points to press during litigation proceedings.” - Competition Litigation, 2020
‘First class’ - Competition Litigation, 2019
Anna Morfey and Laurent Geelhand are highly commended for their work across the ‘impressive portfolio of automotive clients.’ – Competition Litigation, 2018
Who’s Who Legal
Anna was mentioned among ‘Thought Leaders Global Elite’ in the 2020 edition of Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders – Competition 2020’.
Anna Morfey is described as ‘a fantastic litigator’ and a ‘brilliant legal mind’ by market commentators in Europe. She has extensive experience with follow-on cartel damages claims, and competition litigation in the UK and Eu courts. – Global Leader for Competition Plaintiffs
Anna was mentioned among ‘Thought Leaders Global Elite’ in the 2019 edition of Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders – Competition 2019’.
Anna was mentioned for her ‘exceptional performance’ in the ‘Who’s Who Legal 2018 Plantiffs Chapter’, calling the European offices “stand out…leading firm in the European market”.
Global Competition Review
Anna was shortlisted by GCR in their 2020 awards in the ‘Lawyer of the Year - Under 40’ category.
The Lawyer Top 20 Litigation 2019
The EC handed down a €2.9bn fine in July 2016 with six of the world’s largest trucks manufacturers. In the UK, Scott and Anna Morfey are leading the team representing Wolseley UK Ltd & Ors, Suez Groupe SAS & Ors and Veolia Environnement S.A. & Ors. “The trucks litigation is one of the most significant follow-on damages cases being heard in the English courts”, says The Lawyer who counted it in its Top 20 Cases for 2019. Lining up to defend the manufacturers from further damages are some of biggest names in litigation.
Legal Business Awards 2019
Hausfeld was nominated by Legal Business Awards 2019 as 'Competition Team of the Year' - including Anna - for its work with Peugeot (PSA Group) against two European and four Japanese manufacturers of automotive bearings which were found guilty of price fixing in 2014.
The Lawyer Top 20 Litigation 2018
Hausfeld represented PSA Group against two European and four Japanese manufacturers of automotive bearings which were found guilty of price fixing in 2014. The case, which settled before trial, was listed as of one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2018. Anna was part of the team working on this case.
BPP Professional Education, London, Legal Practice Course, Distinction
College of Europe, Bruges, LLM (specializing in competition law and economics), très bien
Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II, Certificat d'Etudes Supérieures (French and European Law)
Somerville College, Oxford, BA (Hons) Jurisprudence (Law with French Law), 2:1
Solicitor Advocate (Higher Rights, Civil Proceedings)
Solicitor, England and Wales
Affiliations & Memberships
Member - Competition Law Association (CLA)
Member - Law Society’s ‘Competition’ Section
Anna is co-chair of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) ‘Antitrust Litigation’ working group. She is also on the Editorial Board of Global Competition Review (GCR).
“Recent Developments in Private Antitrust Litigation in Europe”, Mark Sansom, Anna Morfey and Patrick Teague, ANTITRUST Magazine, Spring 2015.
“Tactical Manoeuvres in Cartel Damages Litigation”, Jon Lawrence and Anna Morfey, in Cross-Border Competition Law Actions, ed. Dhanov and Becker (Hart Publishing), 2013.
EU Antitrust Procedure, 6th edition, Christopher Kerse and Nicholas Khan, Sweet and Maxwell, 2012. Anna worked with Nicholas Khan to update all chapters for the sixth edition.
“Private Antitrust Litigation” – England and Wales chapter, Elizabeth Morony and Anna Morfey, GCR Getting The Deal Through, 2011 and 2012.
“Antitrust Damages Actions in Europe: A Step in the US Direction?”, Luke Tolaini and Anna Morfey, ANTITRUST Magazine, Summer 2008.
“Microsoft: The European Commission Takes A Stand”, Thomas Vinje and Anna Morfey, Competition Law Insight, April 2004.