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About Charles Ramsey

Charles is a special counsel in our Antitrust, Competition, and Trade practice, based in DC.

Charles counsels clients on domestic and international merger control proceedings and related strategy, including coordinating Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) filings, drafting for advocacy before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC), providing preliminary assessment of non-U.S. merger control filing obligations, and overseeing and supporting local counsel in non-U.S. merger control proceedings. He also provides antitrust compliance advice and support to clients across industries on pre-closing integration activities and post-closing hold-separate arrangements, including drafting non-disclosure agreements and developing associated employee trainings.

Prior to rejoining Freshfields, he worked as an Attorney Advisor at the DOJ Antitrust Division. During his time at the DOJ he primarily advised the Antitrust Division front office and staff on a range of antitrust-related policy, regulatory, and legislative projects and initiatives, particularly as they relate to U.S. merger control policy and legal issues.

Charles is also fluent in German.



  • JD, University of Michigan Law School, cum laude
  • MA European Studies, University of Hamburg (Germany)
  • BA Political Sciences, German Language and Literature, University of Notre Dame

Bar admissions

  • District of Columbia