Peter Freeman

UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (London)

Peter Freeman is a Chairman of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal and a former Chairman of the UK Competition Commission. He was for many years a legal practitioner in EU and competition law and has written and spoken widely on these subjects. He is a member of the Lloyd’s Enforcement Appeal Tribunal Panel. From 2011 to 2013, he was Senior Consultant to the international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. From 2005 to 2011, he was Chairman of the CC, having been a Deputy Chairman since 2003. Prior to that, he practised for 30 years at the international law firm Simmons & Simmons, 25 of them as a partner, managing the Commercial Department and heading the EC and Competition Law practice group. He was for many years Chairman of the Regulatory Policy Institute, Oxford, and has written and spoken widely on competition and regulatory law. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Economic and Social Research Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia and the International Competition Forum, University of St Gallen, the Scientific Board of Concurrencia e Regulacao, Lisbon, and is also a member of the Council of the University of Bath.

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University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
French State Council (Paris)
Institut d’économie Industrielle (IDEI)
ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
Oxera (Brussels)
Italian Senate
Compass Lexecon (Brussels)


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Peter Freeman The UK Competition Commission concludes that a new Grocery Supply Code of Practice is needed to apply to more retailers, with a proper enforcement mechanism and oversight by an Ombudsman (GSCOP)


Introduction This paper deals with one aspect of competition in the supply of grocery products, namely the relationship between grocery retailers and their suppliers, and focuses in particular on the new UK Grocery Supply Code of Practice, known as the “GSCOP”. Background One of the central (...)

19022 Review

Peter Freeman ‘An old chestnut’: Appeals in competition infringement cases


This article (based on a conference speech given at King’s College London on March 1st, 2019, for Concurrences) reviews the question of what is the appropriate appeal system for competition infringement cases, which has somewhat unexpectedly crept into the discussion of competition in the (...)

Andreas Mundt, Bruno Lasserre, Mélanie Thill-Tayara, Peter Freeman, Wouter Wils European Competition Network: 10 years after & EC Regulation 1/2003: Can cooperation be extended to merger control and advocacy? (New Frontiers of Antitrust, Paris, 21 February 2014)


This third roundtable of the conference “New frontiers of Antitrust” (Paris, 21 February 2014) was dedicated to “European Competition Network 10 years after & EC Regulation 1/2003: Can cooperation be extended to merger control and advocacy?”. The objectives for the authors of this roundtable (...)

Andreas Bardong, Bernard van de Walle de Ghelcke, David Bosco, David Spector, Jacques-Philippe Gunther, Peter Freeman, Peter Kalbfleisch Merger control and minority shareholdings : Time for a change ?


Ce Tendances revient sur le débat qu’a ravivé l’affaire Aer Lingus/Ryanair autour du traitement des participations minoritaires dans le contrôle des concentrations. La difficulté principale tient dans le point de savoir si, et dans quelle mesure, le droit des concentrations doit s’appliquer aux (...)

Alexander Gee, Bruno Lasserre, Charlotte Lousberg, Ian Forrester, Nadia Calvino, Nicolas Petit, Peter Freeman Sector inquiries: Complements or substitutes for antitrust enforcement? (New Frontiers of Antitrust Conference, 15th February 2010)


Sector inquiries: Complements or substitutes for antitrust enforcement? General introduction Frédéric JENNY President, OECD Competition Committee President of the International board of the Review Concurrences Professor, Co-Director of the Centre Européen de Droit et d’Economie, ESSEC, Paris (...)

Peter Freeman Competition Night?


Competition policy is now facing challenges on several fronts. A number of questions arise. Could it be that, after an extended period of mainstream consensus that competition is beneficial to the economy as a whole and consumers in particular, we are witnessing a turn of the tide?... The (...)

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