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Andrew Maxwell

Partner and Head of Competition | London

“We are very pleased with this outcome and would thank you for your expertise here.”
Jane Hull, Underwriting Director, Tokio Marine HCC

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About Andrew

Andrew leads the Competition team at Freeths LLP.

He possesses extensive expertise in EU and UK competition/antitrust law, covering all related practice areas over diverse sectors including defence, energy, retail, manufacturing, construction, life sciences, education, beauty and personal care, technology, nuclear, hospitality and transport..

Andrew’s proficiency extends to advising on complex investigations into mergers (including on merger arbitrage), markets, cartels (including on Dawn Raids and leniency applications) and abuse of dominance. He has a commendable track record of representing clients in antitrust proceedings before the European Commission, the UK competition regulators and the courts. 

Andrew’s experience spans advising on behavioural and transactional antitrust and regulatory issues, competition litigation, and acting for a large number of private and public sector clients on complex issues of compliance and regulatory law, including UK subsidy control and UK trade remedies.
Andrew's expertise is not limited to legal counsel. He has a wealth of experience advising and training clients across many sectors on behavioural competition law issues and compliance. He has a proven track record of successfully assisting clients whose businesses have come under the scrutiny of competition authorities.

Prior to joining Freeths, Andrew worked for Competition and Antitrust teams at several top 50 UK law firms. His experience also includes secondments in-house as Legal Counsel at a major FTSE 100 financial services client and as Legal Director at the UK competition regulator, the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority), where Andrew led the Legal teams advising three CMA Panels on Phase 2 inquiries.

Andrew’s international experience is extensive. Having worked for EU Competition teams in Brussels and Madrid, and having lived in several countries, including Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Spain, Andrew is multilingual and speaks seven languages. He leverages his network of international law firm contacts for multi-jurisdictional investigations and analyses.

 Andrew holds a Masters’ Degree in European, Comparative and International law from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy and is widely published on a range of competition and antitrust issues.
In addition to his legal practice, Andrew also regularly presents at seminars and delivers client training, including on competition compliance and Dawn Raids, to Boards of Directors, Senior Management and In-House Legal teams.


  • Law Society Competition Section
  • Competition Law Association
  • Procurement Lawyers’ Association
  • UK State Aid Law Association

Notable work & expertise


  • JH

    “We are very pleased with this outcome and would thank you for your expertise here."

    Jane Hull, Underwriting Director

    Tokio Marine HCC

  • AP

    "I appreciate your support and Freeths collectively as always."

    Andrew Pike, Managing Director


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