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Linklaters - London
  • Alexandra House
  • 10th Floor
  • 18 Chater Road
  • Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • Senior Partner: Robert Elliott
  • Managing Partner: Simon Davies
  • Global Head of Corporate: Matthew Middleditch
  • 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 
  • 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

Firm Overview:
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.

Capital Markets:
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 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.

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. 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.

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.

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:
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 across all aspects of the insurance sector including 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 intellectual property rights.

Investment Management:
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.

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.

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 and making investments, to ongoing portfolio assistance including restructuring advice, to exiting from those investments.

Projects, Energy & Infrastructure:
The Global Energy & 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.

Real Estate:
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 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. International Work: International work is handled in all commercial languages and local languages of countries in which Linklaters has offices.

Areas of Practice

  • Banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Corporate & M&A
  • Corporate Tax
  • Employment & Incentives
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Financial Regulation
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Management
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Pensions
  • Private Equity
  • Projects, Energy & Infrastucture
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications


  • One Silk Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC2Y 8HQ
  • Tel (020) 7456 2000
  • Fax (020) 7456 2222
  • DX 10 London City EC3
  • Website : www.linklaters.com