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Hausfeld ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2016 for Competition, Commercial & Banking Litigation

Related Lawyers: Anthony Maton, Nicola Boyle, John McElroy
Related Practice Areas: Competition Disputes

The Legal 500 UK 2016 has ranked Hausfeld in three different Dispute Resolution practice areas: Competition Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Banking Litigation: Investment & Retail. Furthermore, three London partners have been recognised in these categories. Such distinctions cement Hausfeld’s position as the leader in the field of antitrust/competition claimant work and distinguishes our unique offering and understanding of the financial services arena in the United Kingdom.  

For the third year running since the launch of the Dispute Resolution – Competition Litigation practice area in 2014, the Legal 500 UK has named Hausfeld among the top tier of law firms for competition litigation in the United Kingdom. In addition, Hausfeld’s London Managing Partner Anthony Maton, has been listed as “Leading Individual” and is also recommended for competition litigation, together with Partner Nicola Boyle.

According to clients, Hausfeld “is without doubt the best in the market in the area of claimant work”. The Legal 500 UK adds: “The practice continues to be involved in the biggest competition cases before the English courts: practice head Anthony Maton led on claims arising from the EC’s decision to fine 11 air cargo carriers for operating cartel affecting cargo services, which was the largest cartel damages action by value and number of claimants before any European court. Maton also led alongside Nicola Boyle in claims for compensation from MasterCard for inflated interchange fees paid to licensee banks. Anna Morfey joined from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP”. For the full ranking, please see here.

Hausfeld’s prominent financial services practice has been also recognised by The Legal 500 UK in two practice areas: Commercial Litigation and Banking Litigation: Investment & Retail. Similarly, the Legal 500 UK has also recommended both Anthony Maton and John McElroy for Banking Litigation: Investment & Retail.

According to The Legal 500 UK, Anthony Maton is ‘who clients want in the room for settlement discussions’. The Legal 500 UK adds: “Hausfeld’s clients praise its ‘understanding of banking products’. Recent work includes loan disputes, derivatives claims and wider banking misconduct claims”. For the full rankings, please see here and here.

Commenting on these rankings, Hausfeld Chairman Michael Hausfeld stated: “The Legal 500 UK has once again rated Hausfeld as a top tier firm in competition litigation, and has also ranked Hausfeld in two additional categories of Commercial Litigation and Banking Litigation. This is a distinct honor recognizing the talents and abilities of exceptional counsel across multiple practice groups in Hausfeld’s London office. It also connects the firm’s operations globally, as it’s the only claimants firm ranked by the Legal 500 as a top tier claimants firm in both the United States and the United Kingdom.”

The announcement comes at a time of continuing growth of Hausfeld’s worldwide operations over the last twelve months, reflected in the opening of offices in Berlin and Boston and the appointment of partners Anna Morfey and John McElroy in London in order to expand our litigation offering.

In the United States, Hausfeld has also been recognised by Legal 500 among the top law firms representing claimants in antitrust matters. For the seventh consecutive year, Hausfeld was ranked in the top tier for the overall category of antitrust. Please see here for the full profile.


Hausfeld is a leading global law firm with offices in Berlin, Boston, Brussels, London, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. The firm has a broad range of complex litigation expertise, particularly in antitrust/competition, financial services, sports and entertainment, environmental, mass torts, consumer protection, and human rights matters, often with an international dimension. Hausfeld aims to achieve the best possible results for clients through its practical and commercial approach, avoiding litigation where feasible, yet litigating robustly when necessary. Hausfeld’s extensive experience with alternative and innovative fee models offers clients a diverse menu of engagement options and maximum flexibility in terms of managing their cost exposure. Hausfeld is the only claimant firm to be ranked by the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as a top tier firm in private enforcement of antitrust/competition law in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

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