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Linklaters LLP

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ONE SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8HQ, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7456 2000
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Nicole Kar

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Work 020 7456 4382
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www.linklaters.com/AboutUs/OurPeople/Pages/NicoleKar.aspx
Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Competition.

Position

Nicole is a Partner and Head of UK competition at Linklaters.

She is a specialist in EC and UK merger control and antitrust regulation. Nicole has particular experience in the retail, mining, energy and utility sectors and advises clients on the antitrust aspects of a broad range of matters, including merger review investigations by the European and UK authorities, cartel investigations, co-operation between competitors and antitrust compliance programs.

Career

Articled Minter Ellison, Queensland 1997; associate to Hon Justice Spender, Federal Court of Australia 1998; solicitor Allens Arthur Robinson, Victoria 1999-2001; associate Linklaters 2001-06, partner 2006 to date.

Languages

English, Japanese

Member

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of Victoria
Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Education

University of Queensland (1995 Bachelor of Arts, Double Major Japanese; 1996 Bachelor of Laws, First Class Hons, University Medal).


London: Corporate and commercial

EU and competition

Within: Leading individuals

Nicole Kar - Linklaters LLP

Within: EU and competition

Linklaters LLP‚Äôs ‚Äėimpressive‚Äô competition group handles significant high-value mergers and advises clients on complex investigations conducted both by the competition market authorities as well as by regulated sector authorities. Particular sectors of focus for the team include mining, energy and infrastructure, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, retail, financial services, energy, utilities, fintech, and private equity. In the pharmaceutical space, the team worked closely with the firm‚Äôs offices in Belgium and the US in obtaining unconditional clearance across multiple jurisdictions for client Takeda in relation to its recommended ¬£46bn offer for Shire; with recently promoted counsel¬†Anna Mitchell¬†leading a London-based team on this matter. On the retail side, UK practice head¬†Nicole Kar¬†and Simon Pritchard¬†acted for Sainsbury‚Äôs on its proposed merger with Asda. Christian Ahlborn¬†is dual qualified in the UK and Germany and led a team advising E.ON on all competition law aspects of¬† its planned asset exchange with RWE. Bringing years of competition law experience handling complex cross-border issues, Sir Christopher Bellamy QC¬†chairs the practice globally and advises high-profile clients, such as Novartis and Visa Europe. Natura Gracia¬†specialises in state aid, utility regulation and public procurement matters.¬† Former partner¬†Michael Cutting¬†departed to accept a position at the Competition Appeals Tribunal.

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London: Risk advisory

Brexit

Within: Brexit

Linklaters LLP fields a global team of experts, led by global competition chair  Christopher Bellamy QC and corporate partner  Lucy Fergusson  to advise clients on the full range of Brexit-related risks and strategies. The cross-practice group is particularly active with financial services clients, handling a variety of issues including contingency planning and cross-border reorganisations .Other  key names in this group include global head of finance and projects Michael Kent, Peter Bevan, who leads the financial regulation group, and global co-head of fintech Harry Eddis. Deepak Sitlani and Mark Brown are the primary contacts for capitals markets-related issues, Nicole Kar heads up the UK competition group, and Charlotte Morgan leads the global energy and infrastructure practice.

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