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Luke Grimes

Luke Grimes’ practice focuses mainly on competition damages litigation. Luke joined Hausfeld in October 2017, having trained at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. 

Expertise

At Hausfeld, Luke has been a pivotal part of the legal teams dealing with the most well-known competition damages actions in recent years. For six months he assisted the antitrust, competition and regulatory team on High Court follow-on damages litigation in respect of the smart card chips cartel. 

During his training he worked on the first “fast-tracked” procedure to reach trial at the Competition Appeal Tribunal for stand-alone damages. 

Luke also has in-house legal experience, having seconded to Prudential Insurance and easyJet.

Practice Areas

Competition Disputes

Luke plays an important part of the legal teams acting:

  • For merchant retailers in the renowned ‘interchange fees’ litigation in the High Court, relating to claims against Mastercard and Visa following interchange fees on both cross‐border and domestic transactions in 18 European countries. Hausfeld acted on behalf of over 1000 operating entities in 8 corporate groups. 
  • For follow-on damages claims in the High Court relating to the Power Cables cartel.

Education

Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School 
LL.M. (Magister der Rechte) (Distinction), University of Saarland 
LL.B. (European) (First Class Honours), University of Exeter 

He studied a dual-qualifying English and German law programme at University at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Publications

Luke regularly contributes to the Hausfeld Perspectives and authors opinion pieces which you can find in the respective sections below.

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