Alastair Chapman is a partner in Freshfields’ antitrust competition and trade group. Based in London, he has also spent time working in Washington DC and Brussels. He advises on all aspects of EU and UK competition law, appearing before EU and national regulators and courts, and regularly leading complex cross-border transactions and investigations.
Alastair has significant expertise advising clients across a broad range of sectors including financial services, private equity, mining, media and retail, acting for clients such as CVC, HSBC, LCH Clearnet, the London Stock Exchange, Pearson and Tesco.
Recent work includes advising a major financial institution on global investigations into alleged forex manipulation; Pearson on its sales of the FT and The Economist; HSBC on the FCA's market study into cash savings, and the CMA’s market investigation into personal current accounts and SME banking; and Yandex in its complaint to the European Commission about Google Android.
Alastair is listed in GCR’s 2016 survey of “40 under 40” leading global antitrust practitioners. Recognised as a leading individual in the key directories, and a frequent speaker at international conferences, Alastair is also co-author of the horizontal arrangements chapter of Bellamy and Child: European Union Law of Competition. Alastair studied law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and has a PGDL in EC competition law (with distinction) from King’s College London.
Freshfields’ antitrust competition and trade practice comprises more than 50 partners and over 210 other specialists working worldwide to support our clients wherever and whenever they need us.
WWL says: Commercially minded and "immaculately skilled", Alastair Chapman is praised for his EU and UK competition law practice
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