Senior Partner: Charlie Jacobs
Managing Partner: Gideon Moore
Global Head of Corporate: Aedamar Comiskey
Global Head of Finance & Projects: Michael Kent
Global Head of Dispute Resolution: Michael Bennett
Number of partners worldwide: 450
Number of lawyers worldwide: 2200
International Offices: Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Lisbon, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington DC
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.
Main Areas of Practice:
Comprehensive experience spanning the fields of banking and finance, including 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.
Expertise across international capital markets, covering: debt, equity, equity-linked, regulatory capital, liability management, high yield, RMB financings, derivatives and structured financings.
Expertise in competition law including merger control, cartels, abuse of dominance, litigation (including appeals and follow-on damages), market and sector investigations, state aid, public procurement and utility regulation, Specialist lawyers in key jurisdictions in Europe, the USA and Asia.
Corporate & M&A:
Advice on finance and commercial transactions including complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, major listings on stock exchanges around the world, joint ventures, restructuring and privatisations.
Expertise across all tax aspects of corporate transactional (including private equity), finance (including structured finance), international tax planning, contentious, real estate and investment funds work.
Wide ranging dispute resolution services including commercial litigation, arbitration, mediation and other forms of ADR. Includes crisis management, banking litigation, BITs, derivatives and structured products litigation, regulatory investigations, fraud and white-collar crime, sanctions, cartels and global investigations, competition and antitrust litigation, insolvency litigation, contentious tax, energy and infrastructure disputes, pensions litigation, property and finance litigation, public law advice.
Employment, Pensions & Incentives:
Global advice on all employment issues, pensions, for both trustees and companies, covering contentious, advisory and transactions and share plan, tax and legal advice including plan design and structure, tax (both individual and corporate), regulatory issues, trusts and data protection.
Environment & Climate Change:
Advice on all aspects of environmental and climate change regulation, carbon trading, sustainability and governance, the allocation of environmental assets and risks in M&A, project finance, funds and real estate, and regulatory and environmental dispute resolution.
Market-leading 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. The firm’s specialist team of contentious and non-contentious practitioners operate at the cutting edge of changing financial regulation across the world’s key financial centres.
Expertise in all aspects of the insurance industry including M&A and joint ventures, restructurings and reorganisations (including portfolio transfers), bulk annuity and longevity work, financing (including complex capital markets transactions, regulatory capital, securitisations and derivatives), fintech (including digital platforms and big data), commercial agreements (including distribution agreements and complex reinsurance arrangements) and insurance regulatory advice.
Expertise in contentious and non-contentious aspects of intellectual property rights.
The firm’s integrated global practice 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. The firm advises on the spin out, establishment and operation of asset managers and they advise on the latest regulatory, tax and market developments relevant to the asset management industry.
Expertise in all aspects of the industry, from establishing the fund and making investments, to ongoing portfolio assistance including restructuring advice, to exiting from those investments.
Projects, Energy & Infrastructure:
The global energy and infrastructure group provides advice to clients across the resources sectors: oil and gas, petrochemicals, LNG, power, renewables, nuclear, water and waste, mining, commodities, airports, roads, bridges, ports, rails and telecoms. The firm’s integrated practice has broad experience advising the full range of market participants on their most important transactions including project finance, PFI/PPP, acquisitions, joint ventures, refinancing, funds, trading and finance, hybrid and structured financing and regulatory advice.
Expertise in all aspects of real estate work including: premium real estate investment, M&A, development and leasing, sale and leasebacks, joint ventures, financing, tax, construction, planning/zoning law, real estate funds and real estate-related disputes.
Restructuring & Insolvency:
Leading expertise across an exceptional spread of transactions covering a wide range of jurisdictions and complexities, including debt restructuring and rescheduling, equity capital raising and restructuring, distressed M&A activity, debtor advisory work, formal insolvency procedures and contingency planning and investigation, asset tracing and insolvency litigation.
Technology, Media & Telecommunications:
Expertise in commercial and regulatory advice on outsourcing; data protection; IT, e-commerce, telecoms, satellites, media and broadcasting.
Advises both trustees and corporates on the full range of pensions issues, including tailored funding solutions, regulatory, governance and investment issues.
Employment & Incentives:
Global advice on all employment and incentives matters. Employment work includes regulatory investigations, restructurings and redundancies, governance, board/senior executive appointments, terminations, disputes, whistleblowing and discrimination issues. Global share plans expertise covers areas such as plan design and structure, corporate transactions, regulatory issues, governance, trusts and corporate/individual tax.
International work is handled in all commercial languages and local languages of countries in which Linklaters has offices.