Luke is a competition litigation specialist.
Luke has acted on some of the largest and most complex competition litigation matters in recent years, including bringing and defending major collective proceedings before the Competition Appeal Tribunal, and advising a group of leading financial institutions in relation to the litigation and settlement of multi-party actions in the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the High Court.
He has extensive knowledge of the collective proceeding’s regime under the Consumer Rights Act and is part of the Hausfeld team representing Justin Gutmann in bringing the first ever standalone claim under this regime.
Luke is also part of the team representing Duncan McCann in his landmark representative action in the High Court, brought on behalf of children and parents in England and Wales, for breach of data protection rules by YouTube.
Furthermore, Luke possesses extensive experience in complex international litigation, arbitration, and cross border insolvency proceedings.
He joined Hausfeld from Allen & Overy LLP where he was a senior associate in their competition litigation practice. Committed to defending civil liberties and human rights, Luke has an active pro bono practice. He also undertook time on secondment at Liberty.
Luke has acted for a range of governments, financial institutions, financial corporations and high net worth individuals in advancing and defending high value claims in the High Court, and in ICC, LCIA, LMAA and ECT arbitral proceedings.
Solicitor, England and Wales, 2007
Global Legal Post
“Luke’s elevation owes much his detailed knowledge of the ways in which competition law and commercial litigation interact, and is equally laudable.” - 2021
Luke is part of the competition team at Hausfeld working on:
Formerly an Associate in Cleary Gottlieb’s London office, he:
Luke helped lead the Hausfeld team which:
Filed a CPR 19.6 representative action brought on behalf of Duncan McCann, on behalf of up to 5 million British children aged under 13 and their parents in the High Court – alleging that YouTube’s methods of targeting underage audiences and harvesting their data constitute major violations of the UK Data Protection Act and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), both of which were designed to protect citizens’ privacy rights.
Prior to joining Hausfeld, Luke gained experience:
Luke’s elevation owes much his detailed knowledge of the ways in which competition law and commercial litigation interact, and is equally laudable.