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What the team is known for Solid stable of competition practitioners with multi-industry expertise pertaining to mergers, acquisitions and other transactional matters. Offers clients strength in international investigations and multijurisdictional merger clearance through the firm's global network. Has a strong client base in the pharmaceutical, aviation and shipping sectors. Further noted for expertise in high-stakes cartel cases.
Strengths Sources note that "Linklaters' antitrust team is incredibly knowledgeable and can deal with complex issues in an efficient and practical manner."
One source says: "It is a strong global firm with extensive resources, very capable associates and excellent partners."
Work highlights Advised Linde as lead strategic counsel on the global antitrust aspects of its $90 billion merger of equals with Praxair.
Douglas Tween has expertise in the cartel space, regularly handling criminal and regulatory investigations at trial. His practice is bolstered by his prior governmental experience. Sources say: "He's very bright, extremely good with clients and has an encyclopedic knowledge of criminal antitrust."
Head of department
Thomas McGrath has experience handling both merger clearance and criminal litigation for a wide range of clients. Sources report: "His knowledge and technical skills in antitrust are excellent but where he really excels is in his understanding of clients' businesses."