Private Practice
  • Our Antitrust, Competition and Trade team is recognised as working at the forefront of the industry
  • Freshfields is a commercially savvy, innovative firm that aids clients on the most complex of issues
  • Work amongst leading antitrust lawyers David Aitman and James Aitken
  • Recent clients include NEC, BAA and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group
  • Advised Zhejiang Geely on its agreement with Ford to acquire Volvo for approximately $1.8bn
  • You can expect to receive a wide variety of high quality work from a range of partners
  • A salary in the range of of £100,000-£130,000 is on offer, varying significantly with experience

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Reversal of the bombshell: the UK's FRC is not entitled to compel privileged documents

Audit firm clients (and audit firms themselves) may breathe a - cautious - sigh of relief. In September 2018, the English High Court made a

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Report on the UK’s regulatory framework after Brexit: The logical, the reasonable and the ambitious

The government and the UK regulators have taken steps to ensure that the UK regulatory system can continue to function effectively following Brexit

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LIBOR - where next for OTC derivatives?

The Bank of England and FCA have declared 2020 as the year of acceleration in the race to decommission LIBOR by the end of 2021. Institutions have

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Roche Spark: UK CMA pushes the boundaries of its jurisdiction as it gears up for a larger international role post-Brexit

Following its unconditional Phase 1 clearance of Roche’s $4.3 billion acquisition of Spark

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Upcoming IR35 reforms limited to services provided on or after 6 April 2020

Last week, HMRC announced that the upcoming IR35 reforms in the UK will only apply to payments made for services provided on or after 6 April 2020

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UK sanctions post-Brexit -setting the stage for a new human rights sanctions regime

At a recent press conference, the UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab confirmed the UK’s plans to establish a new ‘human rights sanctions regime’ after

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Taxation of the digital economy - the OECD’s unified approach on its international way

At the end of January, the members of the Inclusive Framework (IF) met to discuss the OECD’s two pillar approach on taxing the

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IR35 - are you ready for the changes to off-payroll working?

HM Treasury recently announced a review into the upcoming IR35 reforms in the UK, due to come into effect on 6 April

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Roche Spark: UK CMA pushes the boundaries of its jurisdiction as it gears up for a larger international role post-Brexit Key lessons for deals in innovation-heavy sectors

Following its unconditional Phase 1 clearance of Roche’s $4.3 billion acquisition of Spark Therapeutics Inc (Spark) in December 2019, the UK Compe

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The EU Initiative on the Secure Deployment of 5G and its Impact on Mobile Network Operators and Infrastructure Suppliers

Cybersecurity in the rollout and operation of fifth generation mobile networks (5G) is a global concern. It has sparked political debate and led

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Whistleblowing-related detriment - when a comms strategy might cross the line from damage limitation to damage creation

The recent judgment of the England and Wales Court of Appeal in the Jesudason v Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust case has caused some

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Employee activism in the tech industry

Since 2018, the tech industry has seen a number of high profile instances of employee activism

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Competition Law Enforcement in a Post-Brexit World

Over three years since the EU Referendum and the UK has now left the EU. What does this mean for EU and UK Competition law enforcement in the short-

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Is Neurim fit for purpose? Santen AGO on SPCs for second medical use suggests not

The Neurim decision opened the door for obtaining SPCs for second medical use patents. Although welcomed by innovators, the judgment was

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Implementing mass redundancies in Europe

Our new mass redundancies guide highlights some of the key legal features of redundancy scenarios in a number of European countries. At EU level

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Legal advice privilege: Court of Appeal says there is a dominant purpose test

On 28 January 2019 the England and Wales Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in The Civil Aviation Authority v Jet2.Com Ltd, R. (on the

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Schrödinger’s Shades of Grey: the CJEU’s landmark paroxetine ruling - antitrust market definition and patent settlement agreements

When does a pharmaceutical company’s granted patent prevent the entry of a generic competitor? The answer is, frequently, grey. Through Schrödinger’s

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UK insolvency statistics signal a potentially serious underlying concern about the UK economy

Yesterday the UK Insolvency Service released their quarterly statistics spanning October to December 2019. These confirm that liquidations and

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UK Banking Litigation: 2019 in review and the outlook for 2020

We summarise a number of key decisions from the English courts in 2019 in an article published on 30 January 2020 for Practical Law Magazine. A

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Has the UK's diverted profits tax done its job?

On 27 January 2020, HMRC published its latest statistics on Diverted Profits Tax (DPT) and transfer pricing, covering the period up to the end of the

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