Annie Herdman

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Annie represents clients before the EU Commission and UK Competition and Markets Authority and her practice covers all aspects of EU and UK competition law. Annie advises a wide range of corporate and private equity clients on EU and multi-jurisdictional merger control, foreign investment filings, EU and UK cartel investigations, behavioural issues and compliance matters.

Annie was recognised by The Legal 500 as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ (2021) and a ‘Rising Star’ (2020). Annie was also recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a ‘Leader’ (2021), ‘Future Leader’ (2020) where she was noted as one of only four UK practitioners for her great ‘capacity to quickly understand the client’s business and form credible views’. Annie has featured in Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 (2020), which celebrates the top 35 female business talent in the U.K. under 35. She was also listed as a ‘Rising Star’ (2021) in the annual Expert Guides which recognises the world’s leading lawyers as chosen by their peers.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales
  • Brussels (B List)


  • King's College LondonPost-Graduate Diploma in EC Competition Law2014
  • The University of Law, London MoorgateLegal Practice CourseDistinction2010
  • University of ExeterLawFirst Class Honours2009