Jackie is a special adviser with over 25 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. She has a wide practice incorporating a range of public and private sector clients, and the full spectrum of competition and regulatory law, including antitrust, merger control, market investigations, state aid, competition litigation, investigations, competition law compliance and sectoral regulation issues.
Jackie’s recent projects have included advising: Dignity on the CMA’s market investigation into funerals and crematoria services; the Stars Group on its proposed merger with Flutter Entertainment; Elanco on its proposed acquisition of Bayer’s Animal Health Business; and HM Treasury on obtaining state aid approval for the replacement of RBS’ commitment to divest its Williams & Glyn SME banking operation with an alternative remedies package. She also advises various clients in regulated sectors, including the water, energy, financial services and telecommunications industries.
Jackie is also a non-governmental adviser to the Competition and Markets Authority in relation to the International Competition Network. She has special insight into the working practices of the competition authorities having spent five years in senior positions at the Office of Fair Trading, including senior director for the policy group, the OFT’s procedural adjudicator for competition act cases and as one of the OFT’s Phase I decision makers on merger cases.
Jackie is recognised in W@Competition’s “40 in their 40s Notable Women Competition Professionals” list and GCR’s Women in Antitrust publication.