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Jessica Gardner, Senior Associate, Regulatory

Jessica Gardner, Senior Associate, Regulatory, Fieldfisher

I am a competition lawyer in our Regulatory Group, providing strategic and risk-based support to private and public sector clients on all aspects of the UK and EU competition rules (cartel investigations, dominance issues, restrictive agreements, distribution / route to market strategies, mergers and acquisitions and competition litigation).

I have particular expertise in large and small-scale regulatory investigations (including on-site inspections / dawn raids) and legal compliance support, helping clients to manage risk issues in a way that complements their commercial strategy and saves them money.

My work highlights include, for a major high street coffee chain, conducting an EU-wide compliance risk audit and preparing a risk report for the Board with recommendations to empower the business to make decisions that will give it competitive edge.

I have a particular focus on regulated sectors, including food and beverage / retail, life sciences and transportation (air, rail, maritime).

Clients describe me as "very clear and helpful", "engaging" and "an asset to the team". I was amongst the top 4% performers on the PgDiploma in EU Competition Law, graduating with Distinction.

I frequently present at seminars on risk and compliance issues, most recently at our popular Medical Devices Workshop in London. I am also the author of our competition law publication, "Spotlight On".