Freshfields' new chief extols business as usual – but without the American accent
When David Aitman joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from legacy firm Denton Hall in 2001, one of his conditions was that he would not be required to take up a management role. Ten months later, Aitman was head of the magic circle firm's London antitrust, competition and trade (ACT) group. Fast forward a little more than a decade and as Freshfields' new managing partner, he finds himself in one of the most senior management positions in the City.
David Aitman talks to Anna Reynolds about his passion for piano and reluctance to join management ranks
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