Wessen plays a key role in both our competition and human rights & environmental practice areas. Providing access to justice for individuals and businesses – regardless of the practice area - lies at the cornerstone of her practice.
At Hausfeld, she has worked on some of the most well-known competition cases of recent years, including the MasterCard / Visa interchange fee litigation and the Marine Hose cartel.
Prior to joining Hausfeld, Wessen acted in two cases before the Competition Appeal Tribunal, including the first follow-on action to have reached trial in the UK, Enron Coal Services Limited v. English Welsh & Scottish Railway.
Because of the nature of her practice, she represents people and corporates, both on an individual or group basis. For example, she advised a group of international retailers in proceedings relating to multilateral interchange fees and represented a large group of multinational companies in a private damages action following the global Marine Hose cartel.
Wessen acted on a pro-bono basis for the majority of the cases below.
The Legal 500
Legal 500 confirmed that Wessen Jazrawi comes ‘highly recommended’. - Competition Litigation, 2020.
The Law Society
The Hausfeld Human Rights team, of which Wessen was a key part, was shortlisted for The Law Society Legal Excellence Awards 2019 in the 'Access to Justice' category for its work on the ‘Hausfeld, Free Periods and Red Box Project’.
Super Lawyers recognised Wessen as a Rising Star for Antitrust and Competition Litigation in London – 2015.
LLM in International Human Rights Law (Distinction), University of Essex
Legal Practice Course, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice
LLB in Law, (2:1), University of Kent
Solicitor, England and Wales, 2008
Law Society Competition Section
Journalist of the specialist legal press, including GCR and Law360, often seek Wessen’s comments on key judgments. Recent news and press that Wessen has contributed to can be found in the respective sections below. In other news:
"Unpaid intern takes on British fashion house Alexander McQueen", The Guardian 17 February 2014.
"Unpaid Intern Sues Alexander McQueen, Has The Culture of Working For Free Changed?" International Business Times 17 February 2014.
Wessen regularly authors opinion pieces on key judgments or legal developments, accessible via the ‘Articles’ section below.
The 16 Committee on the Rights of the Child Petitioners, Including Greta Thunberg and Ridhima Pandey, Applaud Dutch Supreme Court Ruling in Urgenda
16 Young People File UN Human Rights Complaint On Climate Change
Andrea Brown’s Costs Appeal Set to Impact Future Cases With a Personal Injury Element
Law Society Shortlists the Period Poverty Campaign for Their Legal Excellence Awards 2019
Hausfeld Engaged by the Free Periods Campaign
English Court of Appeal confirms unlawful nature of MasterCard and Visa interchange fees charged to retailers – and the law on pass-on in competition damages claims
CLSG Climate Change Panel Discussion – 5 December 2019, London
PLI’s What European and U.S. Lawyers Should Each Know About Litigating Abroad – 2 December 2019, London
Thomson Reuters Competition Law Conference - 13 November 2018, London
Mastercard’s Purchase of Nets Will Lead to Antitrust Scrutiny
Mastercard Class Appeal Goes to Supreme Court
“The Battle for Waterloo” – Interchange claims to be determined under 18 national laws of the claimants rather than Belgian law
Excessive Pricing – a New Lease of Life in Europe?
The UK Consumer Rights Act 2015 Two Years On: the Reforms to Collective Actions and CAT Procedure
Tribunal Adopts Practical Approach To Realities Of Collective Actions Funding