- www.: linklaters.com
- Senior Partner: Robert Elliott
- Managing Partner: Simon Davies
- Global Head of Corporate: : Jeremy Parr
- Global Head of Finance & Projects: Jim Rice
- Global Head of Commercial: Arnaud de La Cotardière
- Number of partners worldwide: 450
- Number of lawyers worldwide: 2200
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, merger control, state aid, public procurement, utility regulation, market investigations, cartels, abuse of dominance and any related litigation. Specialist lawyers in key jurisdictions in Europe, the USA, South America 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.
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.
Energy & Infrastructure:
Advice across the resources sectors: oil and gas, petrochemical, power, renewables, mining projects, water, PPP/PFI projects - project financing, acquisitions, joint ventures, refinancing, funds, commodities trading and finance, hybrid and structured financing, regulatory advice and all other aspects of energy and infrastructurerelated advice.
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.
Advice on financial markets and their regulation for investment and commercial banks, international fund managers and private equity houses.
Expertise in contentious and non-contentious aspects of intellectual property rights.
Global expertise advising sponsors, investors and service providers on all aspects of structuring, establishing, marketing and investing into private and listed investment funds and investment management arrangements across asset classes, including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, debt, hedge and other alternatives, and on the establishment, operation and transactions involving investment management businesses.
Litigation & Arbitration:
Dispute resolution services in a wide range of areas including litigation, arbitration,mediation and other forms of ADR. Sectors of experience include litigation in banking, competition and antitrust, derivatives and structured products, fraud and white-collar crime, insolvency, contentious tax, energy and infrastructure disputes, regulatory investigations, pensions, property and finance.
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.
Expertise in all aspects of real estate sector work including: premium real estate investment, M&A, development and leasing advice, sale and leasebacks, joint ventures, real estate funds, financing and tax, real estate investment trusts, construction advice, planning/zoning law, policy and practice, rent review and real estaterelated 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.
International Work:Areas of PracticeBanking
Corporate & M&A
Employment & Incentives
Environment & Climate Change
Litigation & Arbitration
Real Estate & Construction
Restructuring & Insolvency
Technology, Media & Telecommunications
International work is handled in all commercial languages and local languages of countries in which Linklaters has offices.