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Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Work Department

Antitrust & Competition


Sarah Jordan is an Antitrust & Competition partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Her practice focuses on all aspects of European and UK competition law, advising on cartels, mergers, antitrust and State aid issues for European and U.S. clients. Her experience includes work with sectors as diverse as pharmaceuticals, air transport, directory and internet services, basic manufacturing and construction materials, chemicals, brewing, digital storage products, financial services, and paper. Sarah has managed many transactions requiring approval for private equity and other clients before the European Commission, UK Competition & Markets Authority, and has coordinated multijurisdictional notifications in North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. She has also been engaged in a number of conduct matters, including transatlantic cartel investigations, advising on dawn raid procedures and conducting antitrust audits, and acting on cases before the EC and the European Courts.


2011 to present Kirkland & Ellis International LLP; 2002-2011 Howrey LLP; 1999-2000 DG Competition, European Commission — Brussels




Committee Member and Past-Chair, The Competition Section, Law Society of England and Wales; Member, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section


University of Bristol, UK (LLB with European Legal Studies 1998); College of Law, Guildford (LPC 1998); Kings College, London (Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law 2008)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > EU and competition

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Sarah JordanKirkland & Ellis International LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is recognised across the market as one of the most active firms in multinational merger control filings, particularly in relation to private equity clients. The group also stands out for its impressive cohort of female lawyers at partner level; in addition to practice head Paula Riedel, the team also includes Sarah Jordan, Sally Evans and Annie Herdman . Thomas Wilson left the London office in 2021 to lead the firm’s new Brussels offering.