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Nicola Boyle

Nicola Boyle ist Partnerin bei Hausfeld in London. Sie trat im Oktober 2009 als Associate in die Kanzlei ein und hat eine Reihe von Kartellschadensersatzforderungen bearbeitet, die im Namen von Gruppen betroffener Unternehmen aus ganz Europa geltend gemacht wurden. Darüber hinaus war sie an einer Reihe von Verbraucher- und Finanzdienstleistungsfällen beteiligt und hat Einzel- und Mehrfachkläger in Entschädigungsfragen beraten.

Nicola Boyle war zuvor als Senior Associate bei McGrigors tätig und hat multinationale Konzerne, Privatunternehmen und Einzelkläger in einer Vielzahl von Streitigkeiten vertreten, insbesondere im Energie- und Finanzdienstleistungssektor. Sie ist eine leidenschaftliche Befürworterin der alternativen Streitbeilegung und konnte so eine Reihe komplexer Mehrparteienstreitigkeiten außerhalb der Gerichte erfolgreich lösen. Nicola Boyle war zudem bei einer Reihe von behördlichen Untersuchungen und gerichtlichen Nachprüfungsverfahren beratend tätig.

Sie hat einen LL.B. (Hons) und LL.M. in Europa- und Umweltrecht und hat in der Vergangenheit an der University of Birmingham einen grundständigen Studiengang in Europarecht unterrichtet.

Tätigkeitsbereiche

Competition Litigation

Nicola has acted on a number of significant follow-on cartel damages claims on behalf of claimants from across Europe and a number of which have helped develop the law in this area.

Most notably:

  • Claims against Mastercard in relation to interchange fees on both cross‐border and domestic transactions in 18 European countries on behalf of over 1000 operating entities in 8 corporate groups.  Nicola led the Hausfeld legal team in proceedings which spanned claims in both the High Court and Competition Tribunal including a preliminary issue trial and interlocutory appeals to the Court of Appeal on issues of applicable law and relation back.
  • Representing vertical search engine Foundem in its claim against Google for abuse of dominance in relation to comparison shopping services.
  • Acting for a UK retailer in claims in the High Court against manufacturers of Copper Tubes and Copper Fittings
  • Acting for a cross-European group of candle manufacturers and other wax purchasers in follow-on claims against paraffin wax producers
  • Acting for a group of poultry producers in claims brought in the Competition Appeal Tribunal relating to price-fixing of feed phosphates and methionine
  • Assisting clients in settlement dialogues in portfolio cartel claims arising from decisions of the European Commission and number of domestic competition authorities.

Was andere über ihn sagen

Chambers UK

Chambers UK continues to rank Nicola as a leading lawyer and has done so for a number of consecutive years: "Nicola Boyle handles UK follow-on damages cases for large claimant groups. She has a wider practice that extends to the defence of complainants' interests in CJEU appeals against EC decisions." - Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant, 2020

Nicola Boyle acts for a number of international companies on claims for damages arising from cartel and abuse of dominance decisions. She has represented clients before the competition authorities in several European countries. Interviewees say: ‘Nicola is excellent at getting everything done and making sure things work smoothly’. - Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant, 2019, Chambers Europe 2019 and Chambers Global Guide 2019

Nicola is an excellent lawyer and a real fighter for her clients. She spots problems in advance and shows how to deal with them. - Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant, 2018

Nicola is regarded an expert in damages claims with experience in the financial services and industrial sectors. Clients describe her as ‘very hands-on, knows the cases well and has a good eye for detail’. – Competition Litigation:  Competition Law Private Enforcement: Claimant, 2017

Nicola Boyle has been highlighted as a notable practitioner in the field. Nicola has that rare quality of being able to grasp every detail of a case whilst still maintaining a clear strategic overview. she is an experienced top-quality litigator who combines expert competition knowledge with a sound, pragmatic approach. - Competition Litigation:  Competition Law Private Enforcement: Claimant, 2016

Chambers Europe & Chambers Global 

Chambers continues to rank Nicola as a leading lawyer and has done so for a number of consecutive years: "Nicola Boyle handles UK follow-on damages cases for large claimant groups. She has a wider practice that extends to the defence of complainants' interests in CJEU appeals against EC decisions." - Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant, 2020

Nicola Boyle acts for a number of international companies on claims for damages arising from cartel and abuse of dominance decisions. She has represented clients before the competition authorities in several European countries. Interviewees say: ‘Nicola is excellent at getting everything done and making sure things work smoothly’. - Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant, 2019 

Legal 500

Legal 500 mentions Nicola Boyle as ‘highly recommended’. - Competition Litigation, 2020

 ‘An excellent legal mind’ - Competition Litigation, 2019

Nicola is acknowledged for acting as co-counsel for numerous entities in the interchange fee litigation. – Competition Litigation 2018

Enthusiastic and highly competent litigator.’ – Competition Litigation, 2015

Who’s Who Legal

Nicola Boyle is an acclaimed competition plaintiff expert in the European market. She wins recommendations from her peers and clients for her practice, which focuses on representing groups in follow-on cartel damage matters. – Global Leader 2019, Competition Plaintiffs

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

Nicola was mentioned for her ‘exceptional performance’ in the ‘Who’s Who Legal 2018 Plantiffs Chapter’, calling the European offices “stand out…leading firm in the European market”.

Ausbildung

Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Course

University of Birmingham, LL.M (mit Schwerpunkt EU-Umweltrecht)

University of Birmingham, LL.B (Honours)

University of Birmingham, B.A.

Anwaltszulassung

Solicitor, England und Wales

Zugehörigkeiten & Mitgliedschaften

The Law Society of England & Wales

Nicola previously taught an undergraduate course in European law at the University of Birmingham.

She also participated in the Competition Appeal Tribunal working group on the implementation of the UK Consumer Rights Act and the European Damages Directive.

Veröffentlichungen

"High Court Procedure", Nicola Boyle, Tom Bolster & Katie Fitzgerald Frazer, Lexis Nexis, 1. September 2013.

Competition Damages Actions in the EU, Law and Practice, Second Edition

Zugehörig Aktuelles & Presse