Jessica Gardner, Senior Associate, Regulatory
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.
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".