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Sarah Cardell
General Counsel at Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)


Sarah Cardell was appointed as General Counsel at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in September 2013.   She heads the CMA’s Legal Service which provides legal advice across the CMA’s functions.  She is also a member of the CMA’s senior executive team and is the legal advisor to the CMA’s Board.

Previous career highlights include:

Partner in the Competition Group at Slaughter and May, where she advised across a wide range of EU and UK merger and antitrust cases.

Legal Partner of the Markets Division at Ofgem, where her responsibilities included leading on competition law matters.

Agenda Sessions

  • A View from the CMA: Review of 2020 and a Look Ahead to 2021 and Beyond