Elaine Whiteford is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s London Office. She has over 15 years’ experience of contentious EU, Competition and Regulatory work, specializing in follow-on damages litigation, challenges to regulatory decisions, cartel and other regulatory investigations and commercial litigation involving competition law issues.
Ms. Whiteford has been involved in many of the most significant competition damages cases in recent years including: iiyama, Emerald Supplies v BA, Vodafone v Infineon, Enron v EWS, Devenish, Provimi, Cooper Tyre, Crehan and National Grid v Prysmian and others. She has experience in co-ordinating multi-jurisdictional litigation on behalf of claimants and defendants and in advising on proactive litigation strategies as well as options for avoiding litigation. Ms. Whiteford has experience litigating claims before the High Court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the Court of Appeal, the General Court of the European Union and the European Court of Justice, including one of the few abuse of dominance claims to go to trial in England (Arriva the Shires v LLAOL). She has represented a number of clients facing investigation by the European Commission, the FCA, the CMA, Ofwat and Ofcom.
Ms. Whiteford has also been a law lecturer teaching EU law and UK Constitutional law at Universities in the UK and the Netherlands. She regularly writes and speaks on topics related to her practice.