UK collective redress

Our UK lawyers have managed a wide range of antitrust, technology & data breach as well as environmental and product liability collective actions. Below are just a few examples of their work.

Highlights include:


The first ever private global cartel damages settlement negotiated on behalf of purchasers that had incurred losses as a result of the Marine Hose cartel was negotiated. The terms of the settlement allowed any non-US Parker ITR marine hose purchaser an opportunity to claim up to 16% of their respective marine hose purchases.   

A ground-breaking settlement of the Air Passenger antitrust litigation, negotiated on behalf of millions of UK and US victims of anticompetitive conduct; the first time that non-US victims of anticompetitive conduct had been included in a US settlement on an equal footing with affected US class members.

The first firm in Europe to take action following the European Commission’s Trucks cartel decision - a trend many others followed. We have pursued claims in three jurisdictions - UK, Netherlands, Germany - representing over 10,000+ clients and seeking compensation for more than 500,000 affected trucks.

In November 2020, Hausfeld's ground-breaking pan-European work on Trucks won the 'Litigation of the Year - Cartel Prosecution' award.

The 2020 Global Competition Review Awards

Hausfeld pursued claims against Visa and Mastercard with co-counsel Cuatrecasas, as part of the renowned 'Interchange Fee' litigation for the unlawful imposition of interchange fees on both cross‐border and domestic transactions in 18 European countries on behalf of over 1,000 operating entities in eight corporate groups.

Having started with a handful of UK flower importers in 2009, we successfully pursued substantial losses arising from the Air Cargo cartel for 500 claimant entities - including a significant number of multinationals - against British Airways plc and 13 other airlines. This was one of the longest running (10+ years), most high-profile and complex competition damages actions brought to date in the English Courts.  

FX Claim UK: an application for an opt-out collective action at London’s Competition Appeal Tribunal in December 2019 against 6 banks over their participation in unlawful foreign exchange spot trading cartels between 2007 and 2013. Full details.

Trains: filing of the first standalone collective claim in the Competition Appeal Tribunal with co-counsel Charles Lyndon on behalf of millions of rail passengers against the operators of the South Western and Southeastern rail franchises in February 2019. Full details.

An opt-out representative action filed in the UK High Court against Marriott International on behalf of millions of affected individuals concerning a major data breach in August 2020. Full details.

A landmark filing in the UK High Court against YouTube on behalf of up to 5 million British children aged under 13 and their parents in September 2020. Full details.