Deirdre specialises in contentious and non-contentious antitrust and regulatory matters. She has considerable experience of appearing before the UK Competition and Markets Authority, the Competition Appeals Tribunal, the EC Commission and other agencies worldwide. Deirdre also has extensive experience in retail, consumer goods, financial services, energy, transport and in the liberalisation and regulation of these sectors under both EU and UK law.
Joined Freshfields in 1987; partner since 1995. Global practice leader, 2000-06. Global client partner, 2009-2012.
Solicitors' European Group, Royal Society for the Arts.
Educated at St. Hilda's College Oxford 1980-83 MA (Oxon).