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Linklaters LLP

The firm: Linklaters LLP is a leading global law firm, supporting clients in achieving their strategies wherever they do business. The firm uses its expertise and resources to help clients pursue opportunities and manage risk across emerging and developed markets around the world.

Types of work undertaken: Banking: comprehensive experience spanning acquisition and leveraged finance, bilateral and syndicated credit facilities, financial structuring, high yield, real estate finance, trade and emerging markets finance, restructuring and insolvency and asset finance.

Capital markets: expertise across international capital markets, covering debt, equity, equity-linked, regulatory capital, liability management, high-yield, derivatives and structured financings.

Competition/antitrust: expertise in merger control, cartels, abuse of dominance, market investigations, state aid, public procurement, utility regulation, damages litigation in the UK and litigation before the EU courts. Specialist lawyers in key jurisdictions in Europe, the US and Asia.

Corporate and M&A: advice on finance and commercial transactions, including complex cross-border M&A, major listings on stock exchanges globally, joint ventures, restructuring and privatisations.

Corporate tax: expertise across all tax aspects of corporate transactional (private equity), finance (structured finance), international tax planning, contentious, real estate and investment funds work.

Dispute resolution: wide range of dispute resolution services for multi-jurisdictional and complex matters through litigation, arbitration, mediation and other forms of ADR. Specialisms include crisis management, banking, derivatives and structured products disputes, regulatory investigations, sanctions, fraud and white-collar crime, global cartel investigations, competition and antitrust litigation, insolvency disputes, contentious tax, energy and infrastructure disputes, pensions litigation, BIT and international commercial arbitrations and property litigation.

Employment and incentives: a balanced global practice combining advisory work, transactional involvement and contentious advice. Employment work includes regulatory investigations, restructurings and redundancies, governance, board/senior executive appointments, terminations and disputes. Incentives work includes global share plans, including plan design and structure, corporate transactions, regulatory issues, governance, trusts and corporate/individual tax.

Environment and climate change: advice on all aspects of environmental and climate change regulation, carbon trading, sustainability and governance, allocation of environmental assets and risks in M&A, project finance, funds and real estate, and regulatory and environmental dispute resolution.

Financial regulation: advice on financial regulation, compliance risk management and regulatory investigations and enforcement for investment, commercial and retail banks, asset managers, private equity houses, insurers, exchanges, trading platforms, clearing houses and other financial institutions in the UK and globally.

Insurance: expertise includes M&A, joint ventures, rights issues, securitisations, demutualisations, complex capital markets transactions, reorganisations, portfolio transfers and regulatory.

Intellectual property: expertise in contentious and non-contentious aspects of IP rights.

Investment management: the firm advises sponsors and investors on the structuring, formation, taxation and regulation of all types of funds, clubs and joint ventures investing in all asset classes, and advises on the spin out, establishment and operation of asset managers as well as the latest regulatory, tax and market developments relevant to the asset management industry.

Pensions: the pensions group advises both trustees and corporates on the full range of pensions issues, including tailored funding solutions, regulatory, governance and investment issues.

Private equity: expertise in all aspects, from establishing the fund to advising private equity houses and other financial sponsor clients on leveraged transactions including private acquisitions, take-privates, carve-outs, consortium deals and distressed acquisitions and private sale and IPO exits.

Projects: advice on project financings in the energy and infrastructure sectors: oil and gas, petrochemical, power, green energy (renewables), telecoms, mining, water, PPP/PFI, together with all other aspects including investment vehicles, hybrid and structured financing and refinancing.

Real estate: global specialists in investment, development, M&A, finance, tax, funds, environment, planning and disputes.

Restructuring and insolvency: leading expertise across debt restructuring and rescheduling, equity capital raising and restructuring, distressed M&A activity and debtor advisory work among others.

TMT: expertise in commercial and regulatory advice on outsourcing, data protection, IT, e-commerce, telecoms, media and broadcasting.

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Department Name Email Telephone
Senior partner Charlie Jacobs
Managing partner Gideon Moore
Global head of corporate Aedamar Comiskey
Global head of dispute resolution Michael Bennett
Global head of finance and projects Michael Kent
Global head of real estate Andy Bruce
Banking Tony Bugg
Capital markets Michael Voisin
Competition Jonas Koponen
Corporate tax Yash Rupal
Dispute resolution Michael Bennett
Employment and incentives Nicola Rabson
Environment and climate change Vanessa Havard-Williams
Financial regulation Peter Bevan
Intellectual property Richard Cumbley
Investment management Matt Keogh
Pensions Ruth Goldman
Projects Stuart Salt
Real estate Yves Moreau
Restructuring and insolvency Rebecca Jarvis
Restructuring and insolvency Richard Bussell
Techology, media and telecommunications Richard Cumbley
Tax Gordon Warnke
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Number of UK partners : 200
Number of other UK fee-earners : 900