Sarah Jordan

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Sarah Jordan is a partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Her practice focuses on all aspects of European and UK competition law, advising on cartels, mergers, antitrust and State aid issues for European and U.S. clients. Her experience includes work with sectors as diverse as pharmaceuticals, air transport, directory and internet services, basic manufacturing and construction materials, chemicals, brewing, digital storage products, financial services, and paper. Sarah has managed many transactions requiring approval for private equity and other clients before the European Commission, UK Competition & Markets Authority, and has coordinated multijurisdictional notifications in North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. She has also been engaged in a number of conduct matters, including transatlantic cartel investigations, advising on dawn raid procedures and conducting antitrust audits, and acting on cases before the EC and the European Courts. Sarah is recognized for her work in The Legal 500 UK 2021 as a Leading Individual in EU and Competition law. She is also recognized in ‘Competition’ (2021) and as a ‘Future Leader’ (2017) by Who’s Who Legal and as a ‘Rising Star’ (2014) by Law360.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Sarah worked as a senior associate and as counsel for Howrey, LLP in their London, Brussels and Washington, D.C. offices.


Thought Leadership


Co-authored with Paula Riedel and James Mutchnik, “EU Antitrust vs. U.S. Companies,” Law360, February 4, 2016

Co-authored with Shaun Goodman, European Union chapter of "Public Competition Enforcement Review," Law Business Research, London, 2011

Co-authored with Paris Anestis, "State Aid after the Financial Crisis." The European Antitrust Review 2011, 2011

"Expect the Unexpected: How to Manage A Dawn Raid," Antitrust Compliance: Perspectives and Resources for Corporate Counselors (American Bar Association), 2011

Co-authored with Paris Anestis, "The Handling of State Aid during the Financial Crisis: an Efficient Response or Trouble for the Future?" The European Antitrust Review 2010, 2010

Co-authored with John Briggs, "Developments in the Law: The Presumption of Shareholder Liability and the Implications for Shareholders in Private Damages Actions." Global Competition Litigation Review, No. Issue 4, December 2009

Co-authored with Alan M. Wiseman and Julian M. Joshua, "Bring on the Private Suits." Legal Times XXX, No. 12, March 19, 2007

Co-authored with John Briggs, "Shareholder Liability for a Subsidiary's Infringements of Article 81 EC Treaty," Business Law International, January 2007

Co-authored with Julian M. Joshua, "Combinations, Concerted Practices and Cartels: Adopting the Concept of Conspiracy in European Community Competition Law," Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, Spring 2004


Speaker, "Antitrust: Implications for M&A and JVs," GCR Live 6th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum, Miami, February 2017

Speaker, "Compliance Workshop," IBC Legal, Advanced EU Competition Law Conference, Brussels, November 2016

Speaker, "IP and Antitrust Interface Issues," Pharmaceutical IP, Licensing Asia Conference, Singapore, November 2009

Speaker, "Parent Company Liability in European Cartel Cases," England & Wales Law Society, Competition Section, May 2009

Memberships & Affiliations

Committee Member and Past-Chair, The Competition Section, Law Society of England and Wales

Member, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2002, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales
  • Brussels (A List)


  • King's College LondonPost-Graduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law2008
  • The University of Law, GuildfordLegal Practice Certificate1999
  • University of BristolLL.B.1998
  • University of FribourgEuropean Legal Studies1997