Hausfeld to link up with former firm in UK

The London office of Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll is in talks to join with breakaway firm Hausfeld in the UK.

Hausfeld was spun off from the US class action firm earlier this month, led by former antitrust and international practice group head Michael Hausfeld.

He has already poached around 30 partners from Cohen Milstein in the US and is in negotiations to take on the three London partners employed by his former firm.

Cohen ­Milstein Hausfeld & Toll launched in London last year – a move that was widely interpreted as heralding the arrival of US-style securities and shareholder class actions in the UK.