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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.
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, the London Stock Exchange, Pearson and Tesco.
Recent work includes advising a major financial institution on global investigations into alleged forex manipulation; HSBC on the FCA's market study into cash savings; Pearson on the Penguin/Random House joint venture and on the EU Commission’s e-books investigation; Information Resources, Inc on its successful acquisition of the Aztec Group; 2Sisters Food Group on its successful acquisition of the UK meat business of Vion; and Tesco on the UK Office of Fair Trading’s investigation into petrol pricing.
Recognised as a leading individual by Chambers UK, and a frequent speaker at international conferences, Alastair is also co-author of the “Horizontal Arrangements” chapter of Bellamy and Child’s 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.
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