Sally Evans (née Southwell)

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Sally is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition team based in London. Her practice covers merger control, cartel investigations and compliance advice.

Sally has extensive experience in managing multi-jurisdictional merger reviews and represents private equity clients, corporates and financial institutions before the European Commission and UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”).

The Legal 500 has recognised Sally as an “emerging talent” and “outstanding lawyer” and has listed her as a Next Generation EU and Competition Lawyer for three consecutive years (2017, 2019 and 2020). Sally was also named as one of Who’s Who Legal’s Future Leaders - Competition (2019) and previously as one of Management Today’s 35 leading business women under the age of 35 in the UK (2015).

Prior to joining Kirkland, Sally has practiced competition law in Brussels and Beijing and also gained experience in-house.


Thought Leadership


Competition Law Update, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, June 2019

Competition Law Update, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, March 2019

"Ripples in the Water: How Will Competition Law Apply to Pools Going Forwards?" The Chartered Insurance Institute Journal, April–May 2017

"Insurers Face Increased Costs Following Block Exemption’s Demise," Insurance Day, 12 May 2017

"Pooling Arrangements in the Insurance Industry Following Expiry of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation," Competition Law Journal, Volume 16/ Issue 2., 2017


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


  • King's College LondonPost-Graduate Diploma in EU Competition LawDistinction2009
  • Oxford Institute of Legal PracticePost-Graduate Diploma in Legal PracticeDistinction2005
  • St. Anne's College, University of OxfordJurisprudence (Law)2004