James Aitken

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London)
Lawyer (Parter)

James Aitken is a partner in the Antitrust, Competition and Trade Group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Based in London, he has wide experience advising clients on behavioural antitrust investigations, and on obtaining merger clearances, before the European Commission, UK Office of Fair Trading and other competition authorities in Europe and worldwide. He has particular expertise in the financial services and media and technology sectors. From 2004 to 2006 James was a ‘Référendaire’ (legal assistant) to the President of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal where he was involved in leading UK antitrust litigation cases covering abuse of dominance, cartels, cooperative agreements, judicial review of merger control decisions and the first UK follow-on damages cases. James was educated at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and qualified as a Solicitor in 2000.


Linked authors

Allen & Overy (Brussels)
King’s College (London)
British Competition Authority - CMA (London)
Financial Conduct Authority (London)
Auka (Oslo)
Shearman & Sterling (London)
Compass Lexecon (London)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)


James Aitken (Freshfields)
James Aitken 7 October 2019 Paris
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