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Practice Areas

David has experience with all areas of EC and domestic competition law, particularly in the energy, transport, manufacturing, retail, communications and media sectors, and utility regulation.

Professional Memberships

Joint Bar/Law Society Working Party on competition law and non-governmental advisor at the International Competition Network.


Practised in Brussels and London since 1980. Co-head of Freshfields’ global ACT group (2006–2010), global managing partner (2013-15).


Editor of licensing chapter in Butterworths' 'Competition Law Service' and competition law chapter in 'Practical Intellectual Property'.


David was educated at Clifton College, Sheffield University, College of Law and Royal Academy of Music.