For more than 170 years, Linklaters has been acknowledged as one of the premier law firms in the UK.
Linklaters offers unparalleled multi-jurisdictional transactional, regulatory and advisory practices.
The firm’s development in London has always been in direct response to the commercial needs of its clients - global corporations, financial institutions and governments. As the City of London has become increasingly important to these clients, the firm has expanded its full-service English-law capabilities to cater for their needs. Additionally Linklaters has over 40 U.S. lawyers, including 9 partners, based in London, and the firm continues to respond to the growing international needs of its clients by enhancing the cross-border aspects of its practices and integrating multi-practice teams from other Linklaters offices around the world.
BP on its US$9bn joint venture with Reliance – the largest investment of capital into India on a single deal
News Corporation's Management and Standards Committee, in relation to its handling of the News of the World phone hacking case, police payments investigation and all other connected issues across News International
underwriters on HSBC’s £12.5bn rights issue, the largest ever
The Lehman RASCALS win, acting for the Joint Administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) in High Court litigation over the ownership of securities worth more than £1bn
on the whole-business securitisation of the regulated water and waste water business of Thames Water Utilities Limited
E.ON on the £4bn disposal of its UK electricity distribution business (Central Networks) to PP
Glencore on its restructuring from a private partnership to a US$50bn listed company and its accompanying US$10bn IPO – the largest IPO in London and the first simultaneous London and Hong Kong listing
a number of financial institutions on the UK government's Credit Guarantee Scheme
The Royal Bank of Scotland plc on the sale of its RBS England and Wales and NatWest Scotland branch based business to Santander UK plc
three leading banks on the establishment of Source, a new commodities trading platform
two new London HQ landmark deals: UBS’s new 700,000 sq ft HQ building at Broadgate (which will be the largest office building with single occupation in the City) and a major US corporate £1bn+ HQ and adjoining speculative development (on what is regarded as the most prestigious development site in the heart of the City of London)