Philip Aitken is a Senior Associate with Herbert Smith Freehills in Melbourne. Philip is a specialist competition, consumer and regulatory lawyer and has practised in Australia, the UK and the European Union. He advises on all aspects of competition law, including significant mergers, authorisations, infrastructure developments, privatisations, access issues, joint venture arrangements, distribution arrangements, as well as ACCC investigations and enforcement. Philip has acted for clients in relation to ACCC investigations and proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia and the Australian Competition Tribunal and has assisted clients in responding to dawn raids in multiple jurisdictions. Philip holds a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Science (with dual majors in psychology and applied mathematics), from the University of Melbourne. He also has a postgraduate diploma of European Competition Law from King’s College London and has completed the Dispute Resolution course at the University of Barcelona’s International Economic Law and Policy Organisation.

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