• You are now in...
  • UK



Linklaters - London
  • One Silk Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC2Y 8HQ
  • Senior Partner Robert Elliott
  • Managing Partner Simon Davies
  • Global Head of Corporate Matthew Middleditch
  • Global Head of Dispute Resolution Michael Bennett
  • Global Head of Finance & Projects Michael Kent
  • 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
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 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: dispute resolution services in a wide range of areas including litigation, arbitration, mediation and other forms of ADR. Services also include crisis management, banking litigation, derivatives and structured products litigation, regulatory investigations, fraud and whitecollar crime, cartels and global investigations, competition and antitrust litigation, insolvency litigation, contentious tax, energy and infrastructure disputes, pensions litigation, property and finance 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. 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: 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.
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 and making investments, to ongoing portfolio assistance including restructuring advice, to exiting from those investments. 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: Expertise in all aspects of real estate sector work including: premium real estate investment, M&A, development and distressed real estate; 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 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 graduate.recruitment@linklaters.com.

  • Asset Finance Olga Petrovic
  • Banking Gideon Moore
  • Capital Markets Michael Voisin
  • Competition/Antitrust Christopher Bellamy
  • Corporate/M&A Stuart Bedford
  • Corporate Tax Gordon Warnke
  • Dispute Resolution Michael Bennett
  • Employment & Incentives Nicola Rabson
  • Environment & Climate Change Vanessa Havard-Williams
  • Financial Regulation Peter Bevan
  • Insurance Victoria Sander
  • Intellectual Property John Crozier
  • Investment Management Scott Bowie
  • Pensions Ruth Goldman
  • Private Equity Alex Woodward
  • Projects Stuart Salt
  • Real Estate Yves Moreau
  • Restructuring & Insolvency Tony Bugg
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications John Crozier


  • 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