Litigation boutique, Hausfeld, has maintained its Tier One position in Legal 500’s Competition Litigation ranking for the third year in a row. Described by the publication as ‘one of, if not the, premier claimant firm[s]’, the firm is ranked in the top tier alongside Magic and Silver Circle defendant firms.
Managing Partner Anthony Maton continues to be recognised as a leading individual in the sector. Partners Laurent Geelhand and Anna Morfey are highly commended for their work across the ‘impressive portfolio of automotive clients’. Partner Andrew Bullion, alongside Anthony, is mentioned for representing ‘500 corporate entities seeking compensation under the long-running air cargo cartel litigation’. Partner Nicola Boyle is also acknowledged for acting as co-counsel for numerous entities in the interchange fee litigation. Senior Associate Lesley Hannah was described as having ‘a bright future’.
The firm’s Commercial Litigation practice has also received recognition for the first time in both Banking Litigation: Investment & Retail (Tier 6) and Commercial Litigation (Tier 8). Anthony Maton is described as having the ‘the sharpest eye for a commercial deal’. Partner Lianne Craig is highly regarded and described as being ‘very calm under fire and always has workable solutions to thorny problems’. And Partner John McElroy is praised for his ‘feel for the ebb and flow of litigation and the timing of playing one’s strongest cards’ and his ‘acute legal mind with sound commercial awareness’.
Commenting on the firm’s rankings, Anthony says, “We are delighted to maintain our competition litigation ranking and to be recognised as the go-to claimant firm. We continue to be at the forefront of some of the largest and most complex competition disputes across Europe.
Our commercial litigation practice has grown significantly in the last couple of years. We continue to litigate some of the most high-profile and complex financial services actions to emerge in England and Wales in recent years including one of the largest financial mis-selling claims against a bank in 2017 - Stuart Barrie Wall v Royal Bank of Scotland. We look forward to the growth and continued recognition of the practice in the future.”