Wessen specialises in large-scale competition damages litigation, on behalf of both corporate entities and consumers in opt-out claims. She is passionate about access to justice, and also plays a key role in our human rights & environmental practice.
Prior to joining Hausfeld, Wessen worked at the Financial Services Authority and at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe where she worked on a number of claims before the Competition Appeal Tribunal. This included the first follow-on action to have reached trial in the UK, Enron Coal Services Limited v. English Welsh & Scottish Railway.
At Hausfeld, she has conducted litigation before the Competition Appeal Tribunal, High Court and the Court of Appeal, and has extensive experience on both traditional competition damages claims and collective actions. Examples of the former include some of the most well-known competition cases of recent years such as the MasterCard / Visa interchange fee litigation and the Marine Hose cartel. In the collective sphere, she is acting for Christine Riefa Class Representative Ltd in proposed collective proceedings against Apple and Amazon. She also acted for the proposed class representative, the Consumers’ Association (Which?), in an abuse of dominance claim against Qualcomm on behalf of a class of UK consumers. Finally, she acted for Privacy International in its intervention before the Competition Appeal Tribunal in relation to the Meta / Giphy merger, and is acting for them in the Amazon/iRobot matter before the European Commission.
Because of the nature of her practice, she represents people and corporates, both on an individual or group basis. Notable representations at Hausfeld include acting on behalf of 10+ corporate groups against MasterCard / VISA, for Christine Riefa Class Representative Ltd against Apple and Amazon, and for Privacy International with respect to the Meta/Giphy merger and the ongoing Amazon/iRobot acquisition.
Working towards a diverse, equitable and inclusive work force is paramount to Wessen who is an active member of Hausfeld's Racial Justice group.
LLM in International Human Rights Law, University of Essex
Legal Practice Course, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice
LLB in Law, University of Kent
Solicitor, England and Wales, 2008
Member - Law Society Competition Section
WHAT OTHERS SAY
The Legal 500
Wessen is recognised as a 'key lawyer.' - Competition Litigation, 2023
She is recognised as a 'key lawyer [and an] innovative thinker... who shows enormous commitment to her clients and the vindication of their rights.' - Civil Liberties and Human Rights, 2023
Wessen is listed as a 'key lawyer'. - Civil Liberties and Human Rights, 2022
Wessen is listed as a 'key lawyer'. - Competition Litigation, 2022
'Wessen Jazrawi is knowledgeable and a good litigator.' - Environment, 2022
Wessen is listed as a 'key lawyer'. - Competition Litigation, 2021
Wessen Jazrawi is listed as a 'key lawyer' and particularly noted for her experience representing vulnerable individuals and acting in personal injury claims. - Civil Liberties and Human Rights, 2021
Legal 500 confirmed that Wessen Jazrawi comes ‘highly recommended’. - Competition Litigation, 2020
The Law Society
The Hausfeld Human Rights team, of which Wessen was a key part, was shortlisted for The Law Society Legal Excellence Awards 2019 in the 'Access to Justice' category for its work on the ‘Hausfeld, Free Periods and Red Box Project’.
Super Lawyers recognised Wessen as a Rising Star for Antitrust and Competition Litigation in London – 2015.
Wessen was recognised by Lawdragon in 2023 their 500 Global Litigation Lawyers for International Litigation & Disputes, inc. Human Rights.
Who's Who Legal
Recognised in 2023 as a Global Leader in Competition Plaintiff.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
Legal 500, 2023
Wessen Jazrawi is a member of the team that stands out for praise and recognition. In an ongoing case, Wessen has once again shown to me her enormous commitment to her clients and the vindication of their rights. Throughout Wessen has ensured that my clients understand the process and that they are thereby able to play a part in forming the case and the arguments and the way in which the case is framed.
Legal 500 UK, 2022
Wessen Jazrawi is knowledgeable and a good litigator.