Qualified solicitor-advocate, Anna Morfey, focuses on all aspects of contentious EU and competition law.
Anna has a wealth of experience in European and domestic antitrust investigations, follow-on and stand-alone damages claims, and merger transactions. Her expertise in follow-on damages claims arising out of the cartels which Hausfeld has led, has been indispensable. She possesses extensive litigation experience in the High Court, Competition Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and, at European level, before the General Court and Court of Justice. Her background in cartel investigations and defending cartel damages claims, and her appreciation of the procedural as well as substantive law relevant to cartel damages claims, means Anna stands out as an excellent tactician among the claimant bench.
She has been instrumental in developing Hausfeld’s most innovative claims, including collective actions, ‘fast-track’ claims and injunctions, in connection with the legal regime established by the Consumer Rights Act 2015. She has first-hand insight on abuse of dominance cases as the lead partner representing Foundem in its intervention in Google’s appeal in the European General Court against the European Commission’s Google Shopping decision, and previously worked for several years on abuse of dominance cases against Microsoft.
Before moving to London, Anna worked in Brussels for three years. She also spent time on secondment to the in-house competition team of Barclays Bank plc and the UK Office of Fair Trading (now Competition and Markets Authority). Anna trained at Clifford Chance, and was a Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP prior to joining Hausfeld as a Partner.
Anna has represented clients across a variety of sectors, including financial services, defence, consumer products, manufacturing and hi-tech. Her clients appreciate her sharp intellect while remaining approachable.
Anna is proficient in French.
Legal Practice Course, BPP Professional Education, London
LLM (specialising in competition law and economics), College of Europe, Bruges
Certificat d'Etudes Supérieures (French and European Law), Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II
BA (Hons) Jurisprudence (Law with French Law), Somerville College, Oxford
Solicitor Advocate (Higher Rights, Civil Proceedings)
Solicitor, England and Wales, 2008
Member - Competition Law Association (CLA)
Member - Law Society’s ‘Competition’ Section
Member - International Bar Association’s (IBA) Antitrust Section
Co-chair - IBA’s Antitrust Litigation Working Group
Anna is also on the Editorial Board of Global Competition Review (GCR).
WHAT OTHERS SAY
Commentators describe Anna Morfey as a "brilliant litigator who is very experienced" and add that, because of her previous experience as a defendant lawyer, she has "a keen appreciation for the tactics defendants will take." She acts on claims in the transport, energy and technology sectors, assisting with opt-out collective claims and class actions. – Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant, Chambers UK, Chambers Europe, 2021
Interviewees say that Anna Morfey "brings to bear her experience of having worked on the other side of the table, so she knows what to expect from the other side." "She is really smart, on the ball and an aggressive litigator. She knows where the right pressure points are based on her experience on the defendant side," states another source. Morfey has considerable UK follow-on damages experience. - Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant, Chambers UK, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, 2020
Anna Morfey is lauded by interviewees as “a brilliant technical lawyer who is very good at economics." "She assists with cartel and abuse of dominance claims with a focus on the transport, energy and technology industries. - Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant, Chambers UK, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, 2019
Anna Morfey is recognized as ‘up and coming’ and a “rising star with huge potential, an incredible litigator.” - Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant, 2018
‘Anna Morfey is very able, pleasant, diligent and commercial.‘ – Competition Litigation, 2021
Anna is listed as ‘Next Generation Partner’ – Competition Litigation, 2020 and 2021
“Anna Morfey is an excellent tactician, who really understands which points to press during litigation proceedings.” - Competition Litigation, 2020
‘First class’ - Competition Litigation, 2019
Anna Morfey and Laurent Geelhand are highly commended for their work across the ‘impressive portfolio of automotive clients.’ – Competition Litigation, 2018
Who’s Who Legal
Anna was mentioned among ‘Thought Leaders Global Elite’ in the 2020 edition of Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders – Competition 2020’.
Anna Morfey is described as ‘a fantastic litigator’ and a ‘brilliant legal mind’ by market commentators in Europe. She has extensive experience with follow-on cartel damages claims, and competition litigation in the UK and Eu courts. – Global Leader for Competition Plaintiffs
Anna was mentioned among ‘Thought Leaders Global Elite’ in the 2019 edition of Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders – Competition 2019’.
Anna 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”.
Global Competition Review
Anna was shortlisted by GCR in their 2020 awards in the ‘Lawyer of the Year - Under 40’ category.
The Lawyer Top 20 Litigation 2019
The EC handed down a €2.9bn fine in July 2016 with six of the world’s largest trucks manufacturers. In the UK, Scott and Anna Morfey are leading the team representing Wolseley UK Ltd & Ors, Suez Groupe SAS & Ors and Veolia Environnement S.A. & Ors. “The trucks litigation is one of the most significant follow-on damages cases being heard in the English courts”, says The Lawyer who counted it in its Top 20 Cases for 2019. Lining up to defend the manufacturers from further damages are some of biggest names in litigation.
Legal Business Awards 2019
Hausfeld was nominated by Legal Business Awards 2019 as 'Competition Team of the Year' - including Anna - for its work with Peugeot (PSA Group) against two European and four Japanese manufacturers of automotive bearings which were found guilty of price fixing in 2014.
The Lawyer Top 20 Litigation 2018
Hausfeld represented PSA Group against two European and four Japanese manufacturers of automotive bearings which were found guilty of price fixing in 2014. The case, which settled before trial, was listed as of one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2018. Anna led the team working on this case.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
Chambers UK, 2021
'A brilliant litigator who is very experienced'.
Legal 500 UK, 2021
Anna Morfey is very able, pleasant, diligent and commercial.
Chambers UK, 2020
She is really smart, on the ball and an aggressive litigator. She knows where the right pressure points are based on her experience on the defendant side.
Legal 500 UK, 2020
Anna Morfey is an excellent tactician, who really understands which points to press during litigation proceedings.
Chambers UK, 2019
Lauded by interviewees as 'a brilliant technical lawyer who is very good at economics'.
Legal 500 UK, 2019
Chambers UK, 2018
'A rising star with huge potential, an incredible litigator'.