New manager at Freshfields

Freshfields’ longest ever serving managing partner Ted Burke is leaving after eight years to move to the US, the law firm said yesterday. The global managing partner will join private equity firm Arclight Capital, one of his clients at Freshfields. London competition partner David Aitman, who has been at the group since 2001, will replace Burke. “It’s been a great privilege and pleasure to be part of Freshfields for so many years,” said the outgoing partner.