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Anthony Maton

Anthony Maton, Managing Partner bei Hausfeld in London, verfügt über 25 Jahre Erfahrung in der Prozessführung in Großbritannien und der ganzen Welt und ist seit 16 Jahren Partner der Kanzlei. In den letzten zehn Jahren hat er Hausfeld & Co LLP in London zunächst gegründet und dann geleitet. Dort stand er im Zentrum der Entwicklung wettbewerbsrechtlicher Schadenersatzprozesse in Europa und konnte die Kanzlei als eine der führenden Anwaltskanzleien für Klagen gegen Banken etablieren. Anthony Maton ist in Chambers und Legal 500 sowie in anderen Verzeichnissen einschließlich Super Lawyers für wettbewerbsrechtliche Verfahren anerkannt. In London und im Ausland hält er regelmäßig Vorträge zu Wettbewerbs-, Finanzdienstleistungs- und Finanzierungsfragen und ist Co-Vorsitzender von zwei führenden Foren für Wettbewerbsstreitigkeiten in Europa für den Global Competition Review (GCR) und das Europäische Forum. Er stand zudem an vorderster Front bei der Entwicklung und Anwendung innovativer Finanzierungsmethoden für Mandanten, die es diesen ermöglichen, Prozesse zu führen, wenn sie sich für eine risikolose und kostenfreie Vorgehensweise entscheiden. Zu seinen Mandanten zählen: Samsung, LG, PSA, Deutsche Bahn und Michelin.

Anthony Maton war an einigen der größten Kartellschadensersatzklagen in Europa beteiligt, darunter die Fälle Lufttfracht, Marineschlauch, LIBOR, Kohlenstoffgraphit, Wachs und viele andere. Er war außerdem federführend an den erfolgreich abgeschlossenen Verfahren gegen das Autoglaskartell beteiligt. Er ist ein erfahrener Verhandlungsführer mit der ausgewiesenen Fähigkeit, innovative Vergleichsstrategien zu erarbeiten – er hat Vergleiche für über 100 Anspruchsteller persönlich betreut. Anthony Maton wurde von Chambers and Partners 2014 als führend auf dem Gebiet des Wettbewerbsrechts anerkannt. Er ist Mitglied des Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (und war bereits nach vielen Regeln, darunter LCIA, ICC und LME, tätig), akkreditierter Mediator und ehemaliger Secretary der London Solicitors Litigation Association.

Seine Erfahrung bei Hausfeld umfasst die Tätigkeit für mehr als 50 Mineralölunternehmen aus der ganzen Welt im Zusammenhang mit dem Marineschlauchkartell, einschließlich der Tätigkeit im Rahmen des innovativen Parker-Vergleichs; für eine Gruppe von mehr als 30 europäischen Unternehmen gegen Shell, Exxon und andere Mineralölunternehmen im Fall des Paraffinwachskartells; für eine Gruppe europäischer Eisenbahngesellschaften, einschließlich DB, NS und Trenitalia im Fall des Kohlenstoffkartells; die Klage gegen British Airways (BA) im Zusammenhang mit der Londoner Sektion des globalen Luftfrachtkartells, das von Hausfeld für über 400 Unternehmen geführt wurde; und schließlich die Verhandlung und Gestaltung des Fluggastvergleichs gegen BA/Virgin.

Tätigkeitsbereiche

Competition Disputes

Anthony has advised on or represented, often as lead partner, in respect of:

  • The Marine Hose cartel on behalf of 50+ oil companies from across the globe resulting in the innovative Parker Settlement.
  • The Paraffin Wax cartel for a group of over 30 European businesses against Shell, Exxon and other oil companies in.
  • The Car Glass cartel.
  • The Carbon Graphite cartel for a group of European rail companies.
  • Air Cargo cartel litigation which was run by Hausfeld for over 400 businesses against BA.
  • The Air Passenger settlement against BA/Virgin.
  • LIBOR claims.

Collective Redress

Anthony led the team on:

  • Air Cargo - Hausfeld pursued claims for losses that occurred in over 50 different jurisdictions as a result of the Air Cargo Cartel, ultimately representing 400 claimant entities - including a significant number of multinationals - against British Airways plc and 13 Part 20 Defendant Airlines in some of the longest running, most high-profile and complex competition damages actions brought to date in the English Courts. He was instrumental on bringing the 6-month mediation to a satisfactory close.
  • Trains - The first standalone collective action to be filed in the UK. Hausfeld co-filed a claim on behalf of millions of rail passengers in the Competition Appeal Tribunal against the operators of the South Western and Southeastern rail franchises, alongside Charles Lyndon. The opt-out, collective action is being led by Justin Gutmann, formerly of Citizens Advice and an experienced campaigner on consumer issues.

Was andere über ihn sagen

Anthony is recognised in Chambers and Legal 500 for competition litigation, as well as other directories including Super Lawyers.

Chambers

Anthony Maton is often credited with driving the success of the firm's UK competition litigation practice. "He is a really clever business lawyer who knows how to turn a problem into a solvable lawsuit," says one market commentator, while another source notes Maton's "strategic understanding of these cases." - Competition Law Private Enforcement Claimant, Chambers UK, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global 2020

Sources describe Anthony Maton as "a brilliant strategist who is very good at client relationships." He is highly regarded for his work on cartel follow-on damages claims, particularly in the areas of financial services and transport. – Competition Law Private Enforcement Claimant, Chambers UK, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global 2019 

Anthony is described as “the best in the class.” Anthony is also recognised for extensive experience in international dispute resolution, and clients praise his “very frank economic thinking: he looks at matters from all angles.” - Competition Law Private Enforcement Claimant, Chambers UK 2018

“Anthony is experienced in all types of dispute resolution and has noted expertise in the financial services sector. He advised Emerald Supplies and others on follow-on damages actions against British Airways resulting from the EC's air cargo cartel decision. Sources remark: "He is a very able lawyer with good judgement - he is at the cutting edge of these sort of claims." - Competition Law Private Enforcement Claimant, Chambers UK 2017

Anthony is highlighted as a notable practitioner and is described as the “leading practitioner in this area. Peers respect his experience, whilst clients appreciate his ‘very sharp mind.’ He has played a significant role in developing this area of the law.” - Competition Law Private Enforcement Claimant, Chambers UK 2016

“Anthony is a widely respected litigator who is at the forefront of damages litigation in the UK. Representing claimants in damages actions is at the core of his practice and he is recognised as being a driving force in the development of this area of law. Sources describe him as ‘an expert who stands out from the crowd.’” - Competition Law Private Enforcement Claimant, Chambers UK 2015

 “Anthony earns praise for his ability to provide a good tactical overview. His niche practice focuses exclusively on representing claimants in bringing damages actions following cartel decisions.” - Competition Law Private Enforcement Claimant, Chambers UK 2014

Legal 500

‘Excellent leadership skills’ – Competition Litigation, 2020

‘Anthony Maton remains the driving force and genius loci of the London office. He has an innovative, creative mind and is excellent at progressing strategies and securing positive outcomes for his clients’. – Competition Litigation, 2020

’A great tactician with excellent client skills’ ­– Commercial Litigation, 2020

Anthony is listed as a ‘Leading Individual’ – Competition Litigation, 2020

‘Commercially aware’ – Competition Litigation, 2019

Anthony continues to be recognised as a leading individual in the sector. Anthony, alongside Andrew Bullion, is mentioned for representing ‘500 corporate entities seeking compensation under the long-running air cargo cartel litigation.’ – Competition Litigation, 2018

“Anthony is who clients want in the room for settlement discussions.” - Banking Litigation: Investment & Retail, 2016

Anthony Maton has ‘done a fine job managing the firm and building its client base and pool of attorneys.’ – Competition Litigation, 2016  

Who’s Who Legal

Anthony Maton is a top-drawer plaintiff specialist in the European market, lauded by peers “an excellent and very experienced lawyer”. - Global Elite Thought Leader for Competition Plaintiffs, 2020

Anthony was mentioned among ‘Thought Leaders Global Elite’ in the 2020 edition of Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders – Competition 2020’.

Anthony Maton sits among the world’s elite competition plaintiff specialists in our research this year. He has 25 years of experience in litigating claims around the world and is at the forefront of competition damages litigation in Europe. – Global Leader for Competition Plaintiffs, 2019

Anthony was mentioned among ‘Thought Leaders Global Elite’ in the 2019 edition of Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders – Competition 2019’.

Anthony was described as “the best in the plantiffs’ bar in the UK” and listed for his ‘exceptional performance’ in the ‘Who’s Who Legal 2018 Plantiffs Chapter’, calling the European offices “stand out…leading firm in the European market”.

Ausbildung

Law Society Finals, College of Law, Guildford

Common Professional Examination, College of Law, Guildford

B.A. in Modern History, Exeter College, Oxford – Fitzgerald Prize

Anwaltszulassung

Solicitor, England und Wales

Zugehörigkeiten & Mitgliedschaften

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

London Solicitors Litigation Association

Law Society

International Bar Association

American Bar Association

Competition Litigation Network

News & Presse

'Barclays' LIBOR embarrassment - The Economist, 27. Juni 2012;

Wall Street Bank Investors In Dark on Libor Liability, Bloomberg, 5. Juli 2012

Veröffentlichungen

Jurisdiction, Lexis PSL Competition, 15. April 2013;

Funding Litigation, Lexis PSL Competition, 07. Mai 2013;

2013 Q1 Report, Acquistion International Magazine - Acquisition International, 19. April 2013;

Guide to competition litigation for foreign companies, CorporateINTL - The Lawyer, 30. April 2013;

A.I. Global Media Ltd, Acquisition International, 3. Mai 2013;

Refresh, Biz Article, 24. Juni 2013;

The Private Competition Enforcement Review, LBResearch; and

Law Firm of the Year, Competition Law.

Präsentationen & Reden

Anthony speaks regularly in London and abroad on Competition, Financial Services and funding issues and co-chairs two leading events on the conference calendar; the Annual Competition Litigation conference in Europe for Global Competition Review and the Cambridge Forum where 45 experts in their field are invited to attend a two day European competition law forum.

For more details, also see the ‘Events’ section below.

Zugehörig Aktuelles & Presse