Covington & Burling (London)

Louise Freeman

Covington & Burling (London)

Louise Freeman is a partner with Covington & Burling, based in the London office, she focuses on complex commercial disputes, and co-chairs the firm’s Commercial Litigation and European Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. Described by Legal 500 as “one of London’s most effective partners,” Ms. Freeman helps clients to navigate challenging situations in a range of industries, including financial markets, technology and life sciences. Most of her cases involve multiple parties and jurisdictions, where her strategic, dynamic advice is invaluable.

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1402 Bulletin

Greg Lascelles, Daniel P. Cooper, Louise Freeman, Sinead McLaughlin, Lisa Peets, Mark Young, Fredericka Argent, Rosie Klement The UK Supreme Court dismisses a single claimant’s class action attempt against a Big Tech company for alleged contraventions of data protection law but lowers the bar for future representative actions (Google / Lloyd)


On 10 November 2021, the UK Supreme Court ruled in favour of Google in a landmark judgment against an attempt by a single claimant, Mr Richard Lloyd, to bring a representative action on behalf of a class of 4 million iPhone users relating to Google’s alleged contraventions of data protection (...)

Louise Freeman, Alexander Leitch, Johan Ysewyn, James Marshall, Peter Camesasca, Harry Denlegh-Maxwell The UK Supreme Court dismisses the appeal of a financial services company in a class action related to an alleged overcharging of interbank fees (Merricks / Mastercard)


The UK Supreme Court has today ruled in favour of Walter Merricks, the former head of the UK Financial Ombudsman Service., in a hotly-anticipated judgment in the first opt-out competition class action brought in the UK. Background Mr Merricks is the proposed class representative for 46.2 (...)

Louise Freeman, Gregory Lascelles, Alexander Leitch, Sinead McLaughlin, Tom Cusworth The English High Court confirms that legal advice privilege applies to foreign in-house lawyers (PJSC Tatneft / Bogolyubov)


In this alert, we review a welcome English High Court decision, which confirms that legal advice privilege extends to communications with foreign lawyers who provide legal advice in their capacity as in-house counsel. The decision of Mrs Justice Moulder in PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov and (...)

Johan Ysewyn, Peter Camesasca, Louise Freeman The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal refuses a £14 billion class action against a financial service company (Merricks / MasterCard)


On Friday, July 21, 2017, the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (the “CAT”) handed down its second class certification decision under the class actions regime introduced by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the “Act”). It dismissed the application for two reasons. First, the proposed representative (...)

Johan Ysewyn, Peter Camesasca, Louise Freeman The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal hands down its first-class certification for entering into agreements and concerted practices aimed at prohibiting the online advertising of certain models of mobility scooter (Dorothy Gibson / Pride Mobility Products)


The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (the “CAT”) has handed down its first class certification judgment in relation to the class actions regime introduced by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the “Act”). The result? The hearing has been adjourned, with the proposed representative allowed to file (...)


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