Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London)

Alastair Chapman

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Alastair Chapman is an English-qualified partner in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP’s antitrust, competition and trade group. He has considerable cross-sector experience in all aspects of UK and EU competition law and is a member of the consumer and healthcare, global financial investors and financial institutions groups. Recent experience in the financial institutions space includes advising a retail bank in the UK Office of Fair Trading’s equity underwriting market study and the Independent Commission on Banking investigation into UK banking, a leading stock exchange in relation to recent industry consolidation efforts and various other trading platforms in respect of their structure and concentration. Based in London, Alastair has also spent time in the firm’s Washington, DC and Brussels offices.

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1269 Bulletin

Amaryllis Müller, Alastair Chapman, Sarah Jensen The EU Commission announces that, amid the current COVID-19 crisis, it stands ready to deal with cases where firms can show very compelling reasons to proceed with a merger notification without delay


Although many competition authorities are making considerable efforts to ensure “business as usual” during the COVID-19 crisis, the pandemic is inevitably having a material impact on merger control reviews around the globe. In addition to the obvious timing implications, deals are now being, and (...)

Alastair Chapman, Sascha Schubert, Thomas McGrath, Thomas Wessely The EU Court of Justice clarifies that the suspension obligation only applies to actions of the merging parties which contribute to the change in control of the target undertaking (EY / KPMG)


On 31 May 2018, the EU’s Court of Justice (ECJ) gave judgment in the EY / KPMG case on whether the EU suspension obligation was violated when KPMG’s Danish unit terminated a material contract prior to receiving competition clearance for its merger with Ernst & Young (EY). The ECJ concluded (...)

Alastair Chapman, Sascha Schubert, Thomas McGrath, Sneha Ramakrishnan The EU Commission fines a multinational cable and telecommunications company €124.5 million for breaching EU Merger Regulation by implementing its acquisition before the approval by the Commission (Altice / PT Portugal)


The European Commission (Commission) announced today its decision to fine multinational cable and telecoms company Altice €124.5 million for breaching the EU Merger Regulation by implementing its 2015 acquisition of a telecommunications operator, PT Portugal, before notification to, or approval (...)


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