Peter Freeman is a lawyer who has held senior posts in UK competition enforcement. From 2006 to 2011, he was Chairman of the Competition Commission, having been a Deputy Chairman from 2003. From 2011 to 2013, he was a senior consultant to the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. From 1973 to 2003, he practised at the law firm Simmons & Simmons, being made a partner in 1978. He was Managing Partner of the firm’s Commercial and Trade Law Department from 1994 to 1999 and Head of the EC and Competition Law Practice Group from 1987 to 2003. In 2012, he became a member of the Lloyds Enforcement Appeal Tribunal. He was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1972 and admitted as a solicitor in 1977.
He was a founding member and chairman of the Regulatory Policy Institute, Oxford, and has written and spoken widely on competition and regulatory law matters. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Competition Forum, University of St Gallen, and of the Scientific Board of Concurrencia e Regulacao, Lisbon. He is a Governor of Kingswood School, Bath, and Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s Appeals Committee.