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Zeno Frediani

Zeno J. Frediani

Senior Associate

Zeno Frediani advises clients on UK and EU competition law in relation to merger control, cartels and restrictive practices, abuse of dominance, and private damages claims. He also advises clients on the UK’s investment screening powers for national security matters. He has extensive experience in providing commercial solutions to complex regulatory issues. Zeno advises world-leading organisations, particularly within the FMCG and pharmaceutical sectors. He has also assisted clients in CMA and European Commission investigations.

In relation to antitrust litigation, Zeno has experience handling competition damages litigation in various jurisdictions, including England & Wales and The Netherlands.

He maintains an active pro bono practice and regularly advises charities and NGOs on a wide range of legal and strategic matters.


  • Boston Scientific in its $615 million acquisition of Apollo Endosurgery.
  • Pfizer in its $43 billion acquisition of Seagen Inc., a world-leader in antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs).
  • Lifeworks, in obtaining all competition and foreign direct investment clearances outside of Canada related to its C$2.9 billion sale to TELUS.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb in its $4.1 billion acquisition of Turning Point Therapeutics.
  • Pfizer in obtaining merger control clearances in relation its $6.7 billion acquisition of Arena Pharmaceuticals.
  • Wheels Up Experience Inc. in obtaining foreign investment clearances in relation to its proposed acquisition of Air Partner plc.
  • Boston Scientific in relation to its $1.07 billion acquisition of Lumenis before multiple competition authorities worldwide.
  • Skyscanner in relation to its £1.4 billion acquisition by Ctrip.


Cases and Precedents
Global Competition Review
UK National Security Review
Takeaways For Transaction Parties After UK Acquisition Block (pdf)
UK Government Unwinds Chinese Acquisition of Welsh Wafers
“United Kingdom” chapter, Intellectual Property & Antitrust 2023 (pdf)
Lexology Getting the Deal Through


The Legal 500 UK
EU and Competition (London) (2016, 2023)
Competition Litigation (2023)



  • Postgraduate Diploma, EU Competition Law, King's College London, 2016
  • Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Aberdeen, 2013
  • LL.B. (Hons), Law, University of Aberdeen, 2012


  • England and Wales


  • Member, Law Society of Scotland, Competition Law Subcommittee
  • Volunteer, LawWorks, Competition Pro Bono Scheme Legal Advice Clinic
  • Member, Arnold & Porter Pro Bono Committee


  • Italian
  • Spanish