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 20 plus 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. 

Lianne leads the firm's business development activities in Spain and Portugal and is regularly instructed on disputes for Spanish clients. As a member of our Environmental & HR practice group, she is also a strong proponent of the firm's pro bono endeavours.

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.

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.

Prior to joining the firm, Lianne was at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Clifford Chance LLP.


Lianne works with many international clients, including on the Iberian and Latin American market. She acts for clients in many sectors including blue chip corporations, financial institutions, private equity and hedge fund investors, SMEs and private individuals. 

She maintains strong relationships with Magic Circle and leading City law firms which refer work to Hausfeld when they are conflicted. 

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