Sarah Podesta is a commercial lawyer who has specialised for most of her career in advising on competition law. After qualifying at Linklaters she spent 7 years as part of Vodafone’s global competition law in-house team, handling UK and EU merger filings, behavioural competition law advice and compliance matters. Sarah has also held in-house roles advising on competition law in the pharmaceutical, retail and food manufacture industries. She has represented her clients in complaints, investigations and lobbying on competition matters before the CMA and the European Commission.
Sarah has advised on GSCOP and participated in investigations under the Code, both as part of the Code Compliance Officer’s team at Asda and as Head of Legal for a major food supplier. She has extensive experience in training sales and other business teams in competition and consumer law and GSCOP matters.