Antitrust & Competition Law for Claimants
Hausfeld & Co. LLP
How we can help businesses
Hausfeld can help businesses to recover damages suffered through anti-competitive conduct globally, with a focus in the UK, across continental Europe and in the United States. We specialise on cartel damages claims and complex “abuse of dominance” cases, where a company has abused its dominant market position to the detriment of our clients’ business. In addition, we can assist with collective competition damages actions on behalf of businesses and consumers.
We pursue claims based on a competition authority’s decision that there has been a breach of competition law (follow-on claims) and also bring actions where no infringement has yet been established by a competition authority (stand-alone claims).
We litigate on behalf of claimants in the UK, across Europe and in the United States, through our integrated network of offices and through partnerships with other law firms.
Hausfeld is among the leading law firms focused on recovering damages caused by competition law infringements. We only assist claimants: this means that we are less likely to be conflicted, especially when acting against large financial institutions and Big Tech companies. We act for individual businesses and, when in the best interest of our clients, we also build groups of related claims.
We pioneered competition damages claims in the US and in Europe. With our network of 12 offices worldwide, a focus in the US, continental Europe and the UK, and a multi-jurisdictional team with a broad set of language skills and legal qualifications, we can work seamlessly on a global basis. In the UK, Hausfeld has brought cases in the specialised Competition Appeal Tribunal and in the High Court, as well as in appellate courts up to the Supreme Court.
We routinely go toe-to-toe with some of the world’s biggest law firms, and can bring claims all the way to trial, on the rare occasion where settlement is not possible. We offer flexible fee structures, including access to third-party legal funding. We also tap into our extensive network of specialised legal counsel, economic and market experts to build the best possible team to advise businesses.
In London, Hausfeld is also at the forefront of the new collective regime for competition damages claims in the Competition Appeal Tribunal, including opt-in actions on behalf of businesses.
Legal directories (Legal 500 and Chambers) recognise Hausfeld as a Tier 1 firm for private enforcement of competition claims in Europe and in the United States. The Global Competition Review also counts our lawyers among the thought leaders and global elite of competition litigation.
Scott Campbell, our Head of Competition Disputes in Hausfeld’s London office, has been praised by clients as “thoughtful, innovative, dependable, and someone who you would want on your side”.
Anthony Maton, Hausfeld’s Global Co-Chair and former managing partner of the London office, has been described by one client as “the single most influential lawyer in UK and European claimant antitrust litigation”.
For further advice and assistance please contact:
020 7993 4255