Mark Gardner

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Mark Gardner is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Team based in London. He advises on a wide range of merger control, antitrust and compliance issues.

Mark has particular experience advising on EU and multi-jurisdictional merger control, representing a range of clients including corporations and financial investors.

Mark is recognised as a “Global Leader” in competition law by Who’s Who Legal (2022, 2023). He is ranked as a “Key Lawyer” for EU & Competition Law by The Legal 500 (2021, 2022), noted for his “exceptional knowledge of antitrust processes across multiple jurisdictions” and his “excellent commercial understanding and communication skills”. He is also listed as a recommended individual in the Global Competition Review ‘GCR 100’ (2021).

In addition to his antitrust and competition work, Mark also advises on foreign investment controls, including the UK National Security and Investment Act.

Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, Mark worked in the London office of Arnold & Porter.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2004, Admitted to practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales
  • Brussels (B List)


  • King's College LondonM.A.2009
  • Nottingham Law SchoolLPC2002
  • University of ReadingLL.B.2001