Lianne Craig

Lianne Craig

  • Head of Commercial Disputes and Partner
  • London
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Lianne joined Hausfeld in 2010, shortly after its launch. Under her leadership, the Hausfeld’s commercial disputes team has grown considerably, not only in size but also in reputation.  


Over her 19 years in practice, Lianne has developed a broad domestic and international disputes practice with in-depth expertise in complex commercial and competition matters across a range of sectors. She has considerable experience acting in multi-party and group claims and has carved a niche in managing large, often challenging, financial services disputes. 

Much of Lianne's caseload is international or multi-jurisdictional in nature, with her experience spanning cases that have gone to 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. Lianne offers advice and assistance on the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards and on 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 was recognised as ‘Individual of the Year for Dispute Resolution London’ by The Legal 500 in their UK awards 2020. In addition, she was recognised in The Lawyer Hot 100 2021.


Lianne acts for multinational corporations, SMEs, financial institutions, private equity and hedge fund investors and private individuals. She has a strong commitment to human rights and pro bono work and has worked pro bono for clients ranging from private individuals, to UK charities, and international NGOs.

Lianne maintains strong relationships with Magic Circle and leading City law firms as they often refer work to Hausfeld when they are conflicted. In addition, she has a wide network of legal and business contacts in the Spanish market.

She is fluent in Spanish and speaks French to an advanced level.

Broadcasters and specialist press seek Lianne out for comment on key judgments or legal developments. She is also invited to speak by leading conference organisers, such as IBA and ABA, on a regular basis.