ElizabethHatcher (Liz)

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5279

Liz Hatcher's practice is focused on complex domestic and multijurisdictional disputes. She has litigation and arbitration experience in high-value contractual claims, intellectual property (IP) disputes, and antitrust matters.

Liz's recent experience spans a wide range of subject matters and legal issues. She is currently acting for a major American airline in relation to a trademark license dispute. Liz is also part of the team representing Mastercard in its defense of multibillion pound claims alleging that its interchange fees and certain network rules are anticompetitive.

Liz was resident in the Firm's Brisbane Office for two years. During her time in Australia she worked on an EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contract dispute (circa $1.4b), related to an LNG (liquefied natural gas) project that involved the development of coal seam gas fields and hubs in South East Queensland. The litigation proceedings included issues around delay, disruption, and defective materials.

Experience

  • Mastercard successfully resists summary judgment applicationJones Day represented Mastercard defending an application for summary judgment brought by numerous retailers in respect of their claims which allege that multiple types of Mastercard's interchange fees for credit and debit cards violate EU and UK competition law (in particular, Mastercard's interchange fees which apply to commercial and consumer domestic, intra-EEA and inter-regional transactions).
  • Mastercard obtains preliminary issue judgment on applicable lawJones Day represented Mastercard International Inc. in respect of a preliminary issue in two sets of proceedings concerning the governing law to apply to claims brought by Italian retailers in the UK.
  • Engineering company brings action relating to construction of water and power plant in Middle EastJones Day is acting for an engineering company in a dispute arising out of the upgrade of four open cycle gas turbine engines as part of a project to construct a water and power plant in the Middle East.
  • Student activist from Venezuela obtains asylumJones Day obtained asylum on behalf of K.P, who, at the age of 20, was forced to flee Venezuela because he opposed the Venezuelan government and its president, Nicolás Maduro.