Sally Evans

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 regularly represents private equity clients, corporates and financial institutions before the European Commission and UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”).

Sally has been named as one of Global Competition Review’s “40 Under 40” in their quadrennial survey of the top young antitrust lawyers in the world (2020). Who’s Who Legal identifies Sally as one of the UK’s leading competition law practitioners (2020) and previously listed her as a Future Leader - Competition (2019). The Legal 500 has recognised Sally as an “emerging talent” and “outstanding lawyer” and has listed her as a Next Generation EU and Competition Partner for four consecutive years. Management Today listed Sally as one of 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.

Sally regularly represents pro bono clients in unpaid wages claims cases.


Thought Leadership


“Canon/Toshiba Medical Systems: questions raised on the legitimacy of warehousing and further enforcement of gun jumping”, Competition Law Journal, Volume 19/Issue 1., 2020

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


“40 Under 40”, Global Competition Review, 2020


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