Lianne is a Partner at Hausfeld in London. She advises on complex dispute resolution across a range of sectors, with particular expertise in corporate and commercial disputes, competition litigation (follow-on damages claims) and financial services. Much of Lianne's caseload is international or multi-jurisdictional in nature, with her experience spanning cases which have gone to full trial, to applications for injunctive or other interlocutory relief, usually in the Chancery Division or Commercial Court of the High Court in England and Wales. She is also experienced in arbitration and mediation.
Since joining Hausfeld in 2010, Lianne has been heavily engaged in a number of follow-on damages claims for breaches of competition law, often for large groups of claimants, for example in the ongoing Air Cargo litigation.
Lianne acts for multinational corporations, SMEs, financial institutions, private equity and hedge fund investors and private individuals. She was involved in a number of heavyweight cases arising from the collapse of Lehman Brothers and has advised on a wide range of litigation matters including shareholder disputes (including warranty claims); general commercial disputes arising out of issues such as breach of contract, misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duty; bondholder disputes; claims arising out of loan, structured finance and derivatives transactions; and cases involving large scale fraud and mis-selling of investments. Lianne routinely provides clients with advice and assistance in relation to the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards as well as obtaining evidence for use in foreign proceedings.
Prior to joining the firm, Lianne was a Senior Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, before which she trained and qualified at Clifford Chance LLP.
Lianne has a strong commitment to human rights and to pro bono work. She has worked pro bono for clients ranging from private individuals to UK charities and international NGOs.
She is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen (First Class LLB (Hons) with Belgian Law) and is fluent in Spanish, as well as speaking French to an advanced level.