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Senior Partner: Aedamar Comiskey

Managing Partner: Paul Lewis

Global Head of Corporate: Simon Branigan

Global Head of Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations: Alison Wilson

Global Head of Finance & Projects: Andrew Vickery


Number of partners: 545

Number of lawyers: 2575


Contacts:

Asset Finance: Olga Petrovic

Banking: Rebecca Jarvis, Ben Crosse

Capital Markets: Hwang Hwa Sim

Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group: Natura Gracia, Fay Zhou, Antonia Sherman

Corporate/M&A: Simon Branigan

Dispute Resolution: Alison Wilson

Employment & Incentives: Alexandra Beidas, Nicola Rabson

Environment & Climate Change: Rachel Barret

Financial Regulation: Peter Bevan

Insurance: Thomas Broichhausen, Tracy Whiriskey

Intellectual Property: Julia Schönbohm

Investment Funds: Silke Bernard

Pensions: Clare Petheram

Private Equity: Alex Woodward

Energy and infrastructure: Daniel Tyrer

Real Estate: Andy Bruce

Restructuring & Insolvency: Nick Le Masurier, Richard Hodgson

Tax: Olivier Rosenberg

Technology, Media & Telecommunications: Julia Schönbohm


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.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK

Banking: 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.

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

Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group : Expertise in UK and EU competition law: 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 USA and Asia.

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

Corporate Tax: 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.

Dispute Resolution: Wide range of dispute resolution services for multijurisdictional 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, property litigation.

Employment & Incentives: Global advice on all employment and incentives matters, with a balanced 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 & 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.

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 across all aspects of the sector including M&A, JVs, rights issues, securitisations, demutualisations, complex capital markets transactions, reorganisations, portfolio transfers and regulatory.

Intellectual Property: Expertise in contentious and non-contentious aspects of intellectual property 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: 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 of the industry, 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: Advise on large scale, award winning and market-leading projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors across the world - covering oil and gas, petrochemicals, LNG, thermal power, renewables, nuclear, water and waste, mining, airports, roads and bridges, ports, stadia, telecoms, and rail related transactions.

Real Estate: Global specialists in investment, development, M&A, finance, tax, funds, environment, planning and 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 and media and broadcasting.

INTERNATIONAL Linklaters has 29 offices covering all the major jurisdictions and financial centres around the world. Work is handled in all commercial languages and local languages of countries in which Linklaters has offices.

RECRUITMENT In order to maintain Linklaters’ premier position the firm actively recruits the highest calibre candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. Individuals interested in making an application can visit the firm’s website at www.linklaters.com/ukgrads or contact the firm at [email protected]

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