Belinda Hollway has more than a decade of competition law experience, and specialises in competition damages litigation before the English High Court, Competition Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal, particularly on behalf of multinational corporations in follow-on damages claims. She has extensive expertise in developing and coordinating multi-jurisdictional litigation strategies, both within Europe and beyond. She also represents investors in shareholder litigation.
- Spent nine years in the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, representing clients across a wide range of industries, acting in many of the leading English competition damages cases, such as Cooper Tire, relating to the synthetic rubber cartel, and National Grid v. ABB, relating to the cartel in gas insulated switchgear
- Lead associate on the defence team in Enron v. EWS, which was the first follow-on damages claim ever to reach trial in the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Her wide experience on the defence side gives her a special insight into the issues that claimants must address and overcome in order to recoup losses stemming from breaches of competition law in Europe
- Acted for numerous clients in competition law investigations, both internal investigations and those brought by the UK Office of Fair Trading (now the Competition and Markets Authority) and the European Commission
- Involved in immunity applications, Commission cartel settlements, and contested cases. As a result, she has an in-depth understanding of the interaction between private and public enforcement in Europe and the ramifications that public enforcement has for the strategy and progression of damages claims.
- Admitted to practice in England, Wales and New South Wales, Australia
- King’s College London (Master’s Degree in Competition Law)
- Australian National University (First Class Honours degree in History; First Class Honours Degree and University Medal in Law, 2001)
- Associate to Her Honour Justice Catherine Branson at the Federal Court of Australia
- Worked for the competition and litigation teams of Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney
- Has published on competition law issues, including in relation to the EU Damages Directive
- Recognized in the 2020 Who’s Who Legal (WWL: Competition 2020) publication as a “respected competition plaintiff specialist, with respondents highlighting her as “a clever and capable lawyer”. She has widespread experience representing clients before the English Court of Appeal, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) and the EU Commission.”