- 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
- Worldwide Figures:
- Number of partners: 450
- Number of lawyers: 2200
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.
Competition/Antitrust: 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.
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.
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 markets and their regulation for investment and commercial banks, international fund managers and private equity houses.
Insurance: 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: Advice on the structuring, formation, taxation, regulation and marketing of all types of investment funds, institutional and retail, for investment in all types of asset classes: securities, debt, derivatives and financial instruments, private equity, and real estate.
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.
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: Advice on project financings in the energy and infrastructure sectors: oil and gas, petrochemical, power, green energy (renewables), telecoms, mining, water, PPP/PFI project financing, together with all other aspects of energy and infrastructure-related acquisitions, investment vehicles, hybrid and structured financing and refinancing.
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 and media and broadcasting.
INTERNATIONAL Linklaters has 27 offices in 19 countries 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.