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Hausfeld Announces 2021 Promotions

Related Lawyers: Anthony Maton, Dr. Alex Petrasincu, Lucy Rigby, Luke Streatfeild, Maximilian Becker, Dr. Christopher Unseld, Indra von Mirbach, Philipp Westerhoff, Otis Gröne, Amandine Gueret, Eliza Buchanan
Related Practice Areas: Collective Redress, Commercial Disputes, Competition Counseling and Compliance, Competition Disputes, Human Rights and Environmental Disputes

11 January 2021 

Global disputes-only law firm Hausfeld today announced two Partner promotions in the UK and seven senior associate promotions across Europe. This follows on swiftly from recent lateral partner hires: Ned Beale joined from Trowers & Hamlins last week and Sarah Moore joined from Leigh Day in October 2020.

UK Partner promotions

Lucy Rigby's expertise in opt-out collective redress and large-scale group actions gained at Slaughter and May, the OFT and Which?, has proven invaluable. Part of the team which filed the pioneering opt-out claims on behalf of rail users, she is currently investigating claims against Daimler for breach of emissions standards and recently represented Which? in the Supreme Court Merricks case, a landmark decision for the UK collective redress regime.

Luke Streatfeild, previously at Allen & Overy, acted on some of the most complex competition litigation in recent years and has extensive knowledge of the collective proceedings regime in England & Wales. He is part of the legal team representing Duncan McCann in the landmark representative action on behalf of child users of YouTube for GDPR breaches, and Justin Gutmann in the first standalone competition collective claim under the Consumer Rights Act.

Other promotions

We are also pleased to announce seven senior associate promotions, five in Germany and two in the UK. They are Maximilian Becker, Christopher Unseld, Indra von Mirbach, Philipp Westerhoff in Berlin, Otis Gröne in Düsseldorf, and Amandine Gueret and Eliza Buchanan in London.

Commenting on the announcement, Global Vice-chair Anthony Maton, said:

“With four collective actions filed in the last twelve months in the UK, and a raft of interesting competition, commercial and environmental cases during 2020, the London team has had a busy year. Despite the challenges that 2020 brought, we are pleased to have been able to recognise and promote talent and recruit a further 16 lawyers across our competition, commercial and Human Rights & Environment practices to support anticipated growth."

Alex Petrasincu, Managing Partner for Germany, continued:

“We are happy that five of our associates were promoted over the course of the last year. This is a testament to the great talent we have been able to attract in Germany. It is this talent that allows us to work on some of the most exciting and challenging complex competition, commercial, and technology litigation cases in Germany."

Notes to Editors - About Hausfeld

  1. The London promotions became effective on 1st January 2021, the German promotions became effective during the course of last year.
  2. Hausfeld is a leading global claimant litigation firm with European offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Düsseldorf, London, Paris and Stockholm and US offices in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington DC.
  3. Across these 12 offices, it has 142 lawyers, including 49 partners, supported globally by an additional 56 legal staff and an operations & admin team of 54.
  4. The firm has a broad range of complex litigation expertise often with an international dimension. Hausfeld’s extensive experience with alternative and innovative fee models offers clients a diverse range of engagement options and maximum flexibility in terms of managing their cost exposure. 
  5. Hausfeld is the only claimant firm to be ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as a top tier firm in private enforcement of antitrust/competition law in both the US and Europe. In the UK, Hausfeld is also recommended as a top law firm for banking litigation by both Chambers and Legal 500 and for commercial litigation by Chambers. Juve named Hausfeld dispute resolution firm of the year for Germany in 2019 and ranked it as a top firm for litigation and competition law, while Legal 500 Germany ranked Hausfeld as a top competition law firm.
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