Jessica Gardner | Fieldfisher
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I am a competition and regulatory lawyer, advising on all aspects of EU and UK competition law (investigations, compliance audits, dawn raids, dominance, restrictive practices, merger control and distribution/'route to market' strategies) and regulatory issues.  I also advise clients on new and developing regulatory issues relating to ESG and sustainability. 
I work with a range of clients, from small enterprises through to multi-national corporates and large trade associations, across a broad range of sectors.  I have particular expertise in advising on CMA investigations and in regulated sectors including food and beverage, retail and consumer and life sciences. I support clients with practical, risk-based advice with a focus on finding solutions in a way that aligns with business objectives.
I have a Distinction in the EU Competition Law Diploma (one of 4% of candidates to pass with Distinction) and am described by Legal 500 as "delivering consistently great work to a number of the firm's key clients, particularly with regards to CMA investigations."

Published rankings include:

  • Legal 500 2023 Next Generation Partner
  • Legal 500 2022 Rising Star listing (EU and competition in London | Law firm and lawyer rankings from The Legal 500 United Kingdom - Solicitors guide).
  • UK Top 25 Up and Coming Female Lawyer in's 2022 Rising Stars awards (Rising Stars 2022: The UK's Best Up and Coming Female Lawyers | International).
  • Nominated by clients as a Thomson Reuters Stand-Out Lawyer for the second consecutive year as part of its annual Sharplegal research study of over 2,000 senior in-house counsel across the world.
  • Runner up in the Lawyer of the Year category in the Modern Law Awards 2022.

What others say…

A lawyer who has made a major contribution to the success of her practice (…) evidenced by strong management and leadership.

Modern Law Awards 2022

She is always practical and helpful.

Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers - independently rated lawyers

Smart, pleasure to deal with and always provides commercial, practical advice.

Legal 500, 2022

Exceptional lawyer and partner to our in-house team. She provides fast feedback and applies the law and technicalities to our specific situation, meaning that the advice she gives is practical and commercial – exactly what I need from an external lawyer.

Legal 500, 2022

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