Belinda Hollway


  • Been recognized in Global Competition Review’s Who’s Who Legal in 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Regularly litigates cases in the High Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal
  • Associate to Her Honour Justice Catherine Branson at the Federal Court of Australia
  • Regularly speaks at conferences on the private enforcement of competition law
  • Has published on competition law issues
  • Follow the Sectoral Leader: Follow-on Actions from UK Concurrent Regulators’ Decisions, Global Competition Litigation Review 4 (2019), with Cian Mansfield


Ms. Hollway is the head of Scott+Scott London and has extensive expertise in developing and coordinating multijurisdictional litigation strategies, both within Europe and beyond. She specialises in acting for businesses and for classes of businesses and consumers who have suffered loss as a result of cartels and other forms of anticompetitive conduct.

Ms. Hollway is currently acting for a proposed class representative in a collective action before the Competition Appeal Tribunal against five leading banks in relation to the manipulation of the Foreign Exchange market. She is also acting for a proposed class representative in a collective action on behalf of purchasers of new motor vehicles for loss suffered as a result of the cartel in the Maritime Car Carrier market. Outside the collective action field, she is acting for a range of UK and multinational businesses in individual claims against Mastercard and Visa in relation to interchange fees.

Prior to joining Scott+Scott, she spent nine years in the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. She represented clients across a wide range of industries, acting in many of the leading English competition damages cases. 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.

Ms. Hollway has also 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. She has been involved in immunity applications, Commission cartel settlements, and contested cases. From this work, 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.

Prior to moving to the United Kingdom in 2006 Ms. Hollway worked for the competition and litigation teams of Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney.


  • Acting for Kodak in claims brought against large banks and commodities traders in relation to the manipulation of the aluminium market
  • Michael O’Higgins FX Class Representative Limited in a CRA claim in the Competition Appeal Tribunal arising from the FX Cartels
  • Acting for a large number of retailers (including Vodafone, Hermès, GrandVision, Michelin, Dunelm, Soho House, Grange Hotels) in their claims in the English High Court against Visa and Mastercard in relation to anti-competitive interchange fees
  • Mark McLaren Class Representative Limited v MOL (Europe Africa) Ltd and Others


  • Cooper Tire and Rubber Company Europe Ltd and others v Dow Deutschland Inc and others
  • National Grid v. ABB
  • Enron v. EWS.
  • Has advised a major financial institution in relation to the EURIBOR and LIBOR benchmark investigations before the major European, US, and Asian competition Authorities