Linklaters launches global Mobility sector

Linklaters has announced the launch of its global Mobility sector in a reposition of its approach to the auto and transportation markets in the context of climate change, energy transition, and digitisation.

This new sector will allow the firm to support clients at the forefront of zero-carbon, cutting-edge and fast-growing industries across the entire spectrum of mobility: from electric and alternative fuelled vehicles and related infrastructure and components manufacturers, through to established global and local transit, transport and logistics players, service providers and the emerging space industry.

Linklaters’ new global Mobility group will advise clients on their strategic planning, priorities and the challenges they face around digitisation, tech disruption, climate change and energy transition. The team will also continue to advise the firm’s key automotive and transport clients in their connectivity and technology implementation efforts and in transitioning away from combustion engines towards vehicles powered by greener energy sources.

Jessamy Gallagher, Head of Clients and Sectors and ExCom member at Linklaters, commented:

“The world is changing rapidly and so are the needs of our clients. We are therefore excited to announce our transition into a broader, more innovative and future-looking Mobility sector. This reset is driven by major dynamics like the transition to electric, alternative fuelled and tech-enabled vehicles and the significant changes in transportation in the context of climate change, digitisation, and energy transition. This new sector will allow us to re-imagine the global mobility market, providing strategic advice across the world for our clients at the cutting-edge of existing and emerging global industries.”

Linklaters’ existing Transport sector will also become part of Mobility to ensure an integrated approach to the global transport industry which is expected to continue embracing technology and transitioning to cleaner and greener travel through the adoption of sustainable fuel and hydrogen-fuelled assets.

The forward-looking Mobility sector will collaborate closely with other sectors and groups within the firm such as Energy, Technology, Infrastructure, Fintech and ESG.

The Mobility sector will be led by a global, cross-functional team spread across Europe, the US and Asia with expertise in corporate/M&A, finance, data, digitisation and technology implementation, energy transition, and ESG.

Darko Adamovic, Energy & Infrastructure Partner and Co-Head of the Mobility Sector, commented:

“The launch of the Mobility sector is an exciting development in line with our clients’ needs and market trends. As a firm we have invested a lot and at a very early stage in mobility, especially in the new mobility trends deriving from energy transition requirements. For example, over the past five years, we’ve been advising long-standing client Meridiam and its subsidiary Allego on all aspects of the development of EV charging infrastructure across Europe, the latest achievement being the world’s first project financing of a greenfield portfolio of EV charging infrastructures. Bringing our expertise under a single Mobility sector umbrella will enable us to provide seamless, market-leading advice to a global client base across the entire spectrum of mobility.”