Anthony Maton has more than 25 years’ experience of litigating claims in the UK, Europe and across the globe, 16 of which as a partner. In 2009, Anthony co-founded Hausfeld in London which he leads as Managing Partner. In September 2019, he was appointed Co-Vice Chair globally. As one of the pioneers of the private enforcement of competition law damages in Europe, Anthony has been at its center of development ever since. He managed some of the most high-profile competition damages actions of the last decade. He also established the firm as one of the go-to litigation practices for actions against banks. He has been at the forefront of law firms using innovative funding methods that enable clients to litigate should they choose to do so on a no risk no cost basis. He is a skilled negotiator with a renowned ability to formulate innovative settlement strategies - he has personally overseen settlements on behalf of over 100 claimant groups as part of the Air Cargo litigation during a 6-month mediation process. He has arbitrated under many rules including the LCIA, ICC and LME. Anthony has been involved in some of the largest competition claims brought in Europe on behalf of claimants including some of the largest manufacturers of electronics and cars worldwide.
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London, 31 March 2022 – Today, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has handed down its judgment in FX Claim UK, the opt-out collective action brought by Phillip Evans, deciding that the proposed FX collective proceedings can be certified, but on an opt-in basis only. Mr Evans intends to (...)
In great news for train travellers today, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has approved our client, Mr Justin Gutmann, as class representative in his landmark standalone claim for abuses of dominance by the South Western and Southeastern rail franchises. The claims aim to put a stop to (...)
In 2015, the legislation introducing a UK collective litigation procedure for competition claims came into force – enabling consumers and small businesses to seek redress for the anti-competitive behaviours of price fixing and abuses of dominant power. Five years later, and such a collective (...)
In response to the growing global integration of economies and commerce, and the necessary desire for predictability and certainty in international laws governing rules of business conduct, legislatures, parliaments and courts have developed procedural devices to provide access to justice in matters involving collective wrongs, including anticompetitive conduct affecting a multitude of direct and indirect customers. The experiences in the United States (“the US”), Canada, and the United Kingdom (“the UK”) illustrate these efforts. Although the underlying policies behind the reforms in these three jurisdictions are very similar, the procedures and practical outcomes in collective competition cases have differed.
The Trucks Cartel On 19 July 2016, the EC concluded a five-year investigation finding that five major truck manufacturers – MAN, Volvo / Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF (the ‘’Cartelists") – unlawfully coordinated the pricing of trucks over a 14-year period, from 1997 – 2011, as well as colluding on (...)
European Commission’s damages litigation illustrates challenges in domestic regimes pre-implementation of the Damages Directive* In January 2015 the European Commission announced its intention to appeal a judgment of the Belgian Commercial Court which dismissed the Commission’s claim for €6 (...)
The Foreign Exchange (“FX”) market is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average turnover of $5.3 trillion, 40% of which takes place in London. An important part of the FX market derives from the financial activities of investment vehicles seeking to protect themselves from (...)
On 10 November 2014, the EU Council of Ministers adopted the Directive on antitrust damages actions, which will have to be implemented into national regimes by November 2016. The Directive affirms Europe’s commitment to tackle discrepancies between Member States and provides victims of (...)
CAT limitation rules : the saga continues* On 21st December 2012, the Supreme Court granted permission to Morgan Crucible to appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, delivered in July, concerning the time limits for bringing follow-on claims in the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). (...)