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Belgium

Linklaters operates in Belgium through a branch of Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. It is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of the LLP or an independent consultant or, outside of Belgium, an employee of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP and of the non members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England, or on www.linklaters.com. Enterprise Number/VAT Number: BE 0888.945.909.

Professional Indemnity:

Local insurance cover:

Members of the Antwerp Bar and of the Dutch speaking Brussels Bar (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten bij de Balie te Brussel):

  • Amlin Europe NV (lead insurer)
    Address: Koning Albert II laan 9, 1210 Brussels
    USA and Canada excluded
  • Zurich Insurance plc, Belgian branch (co-insurer)
    Address: Lloyd Georgelaan 7, 1000 Brussels
  • KBC Verzekeringen NV (co-insurer)
    Address: Professor Roger Van Overstraetenplein 2, 3000 Leuven

Members of the French speaking Brussels Bar (Ordre Français des Avocats du Barreau de Bruxelles):

  • Ethias SA
    Address: Rue des Croisiers 24, 4000 Liège
    USA and Canada excluded
Standard Terms of Business:

We have developed a set of International Terms of Business which forms the basis of our engagement with clients. A copy of the terms is available on request, please email Law&ComplianceQueries@linklaters.com.

Professional Rules:

Brazil

Linklaters operates in Brazil through its affiliate Linklaters Consultores em Direito Estrangeiro – Direito Inglês e dos Estados Unidos da América "LCDE".  Linklaters LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. It is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP together with a list those non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ and such persons are either solicitors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers.

China

Linklaters LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. It is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of the LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP and of the non members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England or on www.linklaters.com.

France

Linklaters operates in France through a branch of Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. It is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England and such persons are either solicitors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers.

 
 

 

Germany

Linklaters LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. It is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England and such persons are either solicitors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers.

 

Information pursuant to Sec. 5 German Tele Media Act (Telemediengesetz).

 

Linklaters converted to Linklaters LLP on 1 May 2007. The term partner is used to refer to a member of the LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications.

Contact

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Bar Admission

Unless otherwise stated, all German lawyers at Linklaters are admitted within the Federal republic of Germany to practice as lawyers (Rechtsanwalt) and are members of the Bar (rechtsanwaltskammer) for their respective offices:

Lawyers also acting as tax advisers (Steuerberater), accountants (Wirtschaftsprüfer) or notaries (Notare) are admitted within the Federal Republic of Germany to practice as tax advisers, accountants or notaries and are members of the relevant Bars (Steuerberaterkammer/Wirtschaftsprüferkammer/ Notarkammer) for their respective offices:

For all our accountants throughout Germany: Wirtschaftsprüferkammer

Provisions on Occupational Law

The following provisions on occupational law apply:

Lawyers:

Tax Advisers:

Accountants:

Notaries:

Professional Indemnity:

Professional Indemnity:
Vermögensschaden- und Berufs-Haftpflichtversicherer:
ERGO Versicherung AG
address: Victoriaplatz 1, 40198 Düsseldorf

Scope of the insurance cover: any events insured under our professional indemnity insurance which are caused by the insured, wherever in the world they occur.

Hinweis zum besonderen elektronischen Anwaltspostfach (beA):/ Note on the special electronic mailbox for lawyers (besonderes elektronisches Anwaltspostfach
– beA):

Rechtsanwälte der Linklaters LLP werden das beA vor dem 1. Januar 2018 weder aktiv noch passiv nutzen. Wir bitten Sie daher weiterhin die bisherigen Kommunikationswege zu nutzen und keine E-Mails an die beA Postfächer von Linklaters Rechtsanwälten zu versenden.

 

Lawyers at Linklaters LLP will neither actively nor passively use the beA before 1 January 2018. We thus ask you to continue to use the communication channels that have been used up to now and not to send any emails to beA mailboxes of Linklaters lawyers.

 

Teilnahme an einem Streitbeilegungsverfahren vor einer Verbraucherschlichtungsstelle / Participation in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration body:

Die Linklaters LLP nimmt nicht an einem Streitbeilegungsverfahren vor einer Verbraucherschlichtungsstelle teil und ist dazu nicht verpflichtet.
Die Europäische Online-Streitbeilegungs-Plattform (OS-Plattform) der Europäischen Kommission finden Sie unter 
http://ec.europa.eu/odr.

 

Linklaters LLP does not participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration body and is not obligated to do so.

The European Online Dispute Resolution platform (ODR platform) of the European Commission can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/odr.”

 

 

Hong Kong

Linklaters operates in Hong Kong through the Hong Kong branch of an English law partnership under the name of Linklaters. It is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (“SRA”) of England and Wales, with SRA number 53235 (London office) and 53238 (Hong Kong office). Linklaters Hong Kong is affiliated with Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of the LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP and of the non members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England or on www.linklaters.com.

Italy

Linklaters operates in Italy through Studio Legale Associato an Italian partnership which is affiliated with Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. Linklaters LLP is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of the LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP and of the non members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England or on www.linklaters.com and such persons are either solicitors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers. A list of the partners of Studio Legale Associato and their professional qualifications is available for inspection at the above offices or at www.linklaters.com.

Insurance
In accordance with the disclosure requirements of Article 12 of Law no. 247/2012 and the Ministry of Justice Decree of 22 September 2016 (as amended by the Ministry of Justice Decree of 10 October 2017), details of Linklaters LLP and its affiliate Studio Legale Associato’s compulsory insurance in Italy are as follows. In respect of professional indemnity insurance, our compulsory insurers are QBE Casualty Syndicate 386 and QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited, of Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3BD. In respect of personal accident insurance, our compulsory insurer is AIG Europe Limited Rappresentanza Generale per l’Italia, via della Chiusa 2, 20123 Milano.

Japan

Linklaters’ Tokyo office is a partnership formed pursuant to the Japanese Civil Code under the name “Gaikokuho Kyodo-Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho Linklaters” whose business name is "Linklaters Tokyo". Linklaters Tokyo is affiliated with Linklaters LLP, a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The office provides integrated Japanese and English law advice.

The Japanese legislation regulating the practice of lawyers (the Practising Attorney Law for bengoshi and the Special Measures Law concerning the Handling of Legal Business by Foreign Lawyers for gaikokuho jimu-bengoshi) permits Japanese-qualified lawyers (bengoshi) to form a partnership with only those non-Japanese lawyers who are registered foreign lawyers in Japan (gaikokuho jimu-bengoshi). In accordance with this legislation, the Linklaters Tokyo office is organised as a local partnership whose partners comprise only Japanese-qualified lawyers (bengoshi) and those Linklaters LLP partners who are registered foreign lawyers in Japan (gaikokuho jimu-bengoshi). The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of the LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications.

Although technically separate from the global firm due to the regulatory reasons described above, Linklaters Tokyo will continue to operate as an integral part of Linklaters global network.

Details of the legislation referred to above are available from the Tokyo office. 

Please see below important information about the treatment of personal information in Japanese.

Regulatory Information in Japanese

外国法共同事業法律事務所リンクレーターズは、日本の民法に基づき設立された組合であり、Linklaters LLPと提携しています。Linklaters LLPに関して「パートナー」という用語は、Linklaters LLPのメンバー又はLinklaters LLP若しくは提携法律事務所若しくは事業体においてそれに相当する地位及び資格を有する構成員、従業員若しくはコンサルタントを指します。

現行の弁護士法(昭和24年法律第205号)及び外国弁護士による法律事務の取扱いに関する特別措置法(昭和61年法律第66号)の下で、弁護士は外国法事務弁護士と組合を構成することは許されていますが、外国法事務弁護士ではない外国弁護士(例えば国際的なネットワークを有する事務所の日本以外のオフィス)との間で組合を構成することは許されていません。リンクレーターズ東京は、このような規制上の制限を遵守しつつ、同時にクライアントに対して日本法、英国法を真に一体的に提供することができるようにするため、日本における組合として構成されたものです。

規制遵守の観点から形式的には別組織となっていますが、リンクレーターズ東京は、引続きリンクレーターズのグローバル・ネットワークの一部として活動を続けています。

 
 

 

Personal Information in Japanese - 個人情報について

外国法共同事業法律事務所リンクレーターズ(以下「リンクレーターズ東京」といいます。)は、インターネットやIT技術の急速な発展により個人情報の保護が増々重要になりつつある昨今において、クライアントの皆様やリンクレーターズ東京の従業員等の個人情報を保護することが、リーガルサービスの基本であり、またリンクレーターズ東京の社会的責務であると考えております。リンクレーターズ東京は、個人情報保護法(平成15年法律第57号)第18条第1項に基づき、あらかじめここに、過去及び将来にわたってリンクレーターズ東京が取得する個人情報の利用目的を公表いたします。

  • リンクレーターズ(リンクレーターズ東京のみならず、英国法に基づき組織されている有限責任パートナーシップであるLinklaters LLP、そのパートナー及び従業員等、その関連会社及びその役員及び従業員等、並びにLinklatersのジョイント・ベンチャーパートナー、その従業員等、その関連会社及びその役員及び従業員等をいいます。)のリーガルサービスの提供及び勧誘・案内を行うため
  • サービスの提供の妥当性を確認するため
  • リンクレーターズ東京のコンプライアンス実施のため
  • 市場調査及びデータ分析やアンケートの実施等によるサービスの研究や開発のため
  • 上記の他、顧客へのサービス提供を適切かつ円滑に遂行するため
  • クライアントの皆様から委託される業務の遂行内容の一資料として使用するため
  • 従業員等及び元従業員等の管理のため
  • その他上記に関連する事項のため

リンクレーターズ東京は、個人情報の取得は、以上に掲げる目的の達成に必要な限度、かつ適切で関連性があり、また過度でない範囲においてこれを行うものといたします。なお、リンクレーターズ東京のみならずリンクレーターズ全体においても、原則として上掲と同様の利用目的に従って個人情報を取得しておりますが、上記利用目的の公表は日本法に従って為されるものであり、リンクレーターズ東京以外は対象としておりません。

 
 

 

Korea

Linklaters operates as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office in Korea through a branch of Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345.  As a Foreign Legal Consultant Office, we are not permitted under the existing law of the Republic of Korea (Korean law) to advise on Korean law. However, we have developed strong relationships with a number of leading Korean law firms and can assist you to obtain any required Korean legal advice from a suitable Korean law firm.

Linklaters LLP is an international law firm practising in a number of jurisdictions worldwide. The firm is subject to the rules of various professional regulatory bodies, according to the jurisdiction in which each of its offices is located. The firm's lawyers are subject to the rules of the relevant professional regulatory body with which they are admitted and/or registered.

A limited liability partnership (LLP) is a body corporate and is therefore a legal entity separate from its members. As a separate legal entity, subject to certain qualifications, an LLP is fully liable in contract and tort for the acts and defaults of its members and employees. However, an LLP may limit its liability by agreement to the extent permissible under, and subject to compliance with, applicable laws or regulations.

Please refer to www.linklaters.com/regulation for important information on our regulatory position.

 
 

 

Luxembourg

Linklaters operates in Luxembourg through a branch of Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. It is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England and such persons are either solicitors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers.

 

 

Poland

Linklaters operates in Poland through a local partnership, Linklaters C. Wiśniewski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa which is affiliated with Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. Linklaters LLP is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP and of the non members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England or on www.linklaters.com.

Portugal

Linklaters operates in Portugal through a branch of Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. It is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England and such persons are either solicitors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers.

Russia

Linklaters operates in Russia through Linklaters CIS, an incorporated unlimited liability company in England and Wales (registered no. 2931438) and has its registered office at One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ. The directors of Linklaters CIS are either solicitors or registered foreign lawyers. Linklaters CIS is affiliated with Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. Linklaters LLP is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP and of the non members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England or on www.linklaters.com.

Singapore

Linklaters Pte. Ltd. (Company Registration No. 200007472C) is a licensed foreign law practice, incorporated with limited liability in Singapore.

Linklaters Pte. Ltd. is affiliated with Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. Linklaters LLP is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England or on www.linklaters.com.

Spain

Linklaters, S.L.P. is a professional limited liability company, having its registered office at Almagro 40, 28010 Madrid and with VAT Reg. No. B83985820, registered with the Madrid Companies Registry in volume 20039, book 0, folio 40, section 8, sheet M353474. Linklaters, S.L.P. is affiliated with Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. Linklaters LLP is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England or on www.linklaters.com and such persons are either solicitors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers.

Spanish Lawyers (abogados) are regulated in their professional practice by the General Rules for Lawyers (Estatuto General de la Abogacía Española) and the Spanish Lawyers Code of Conduct (Código Deontológico de la Abogacía Española) which is based on the European Code Of Conduct (Código Deontológico Europeo). Apart from the above, Spanish Lawyers (abogados) are subject to other provisions like the Organic Law of the Judicial Power (Ley Orgánica del Poder Judicial), the Code Governing Publicity of Lawyers of the Madrid Bar Association (Código Regulador de la Publicidad de los Abogados del Colegio de Madrid), and the Disciplinary Regulation (Reglamento del Procedimiento Disciplinario). The General Rules, Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Rules referred to above also apply to other European lawyers practising in Spain in accordance with European Directive 98/5/EC.

In order to be allowed to practise law, Spanish lawyers (abogados) must be registered with the Bar Association of their local jurisdiction in Spain. All Spanish lawyers (abogados) in Linklaters’ Madrid office are members of the Madrid Bar Association.

The regulatory provisions referred to above are available through any of the Spanish Bar Associations, including the Madrid Bar Association.

Sweden

Linklaters operates in Sweden through Linklaters Advokatbyrå AB (Company reg. no. 556614-4456, VAT no SE556614445601). Linklaters Advokatbyrå AB is a Swedish incorporated company affiliated with Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. Linklaters LLP is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England or on www.linklaters.com and such persons are either solicitors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers.

Under Swedish law, only members of the Swedish Bar Association may use the professional title “advokat”. All Swedish partners and part of the associates have the title “advokat”. The conditions that a lawyer need to fulfil in order to be granted membership in the Swedish Bar Association can be found in English on the Bar’s website, www.advokatsamfundet.se.

The activities of lawyers are governed by several rules and regulations. The statutory rules are mainly found in the Swedish Code of Judicial Procedure, but provisions on lawyers can also be found in a few other statutes. All members of the Swedish Bar Association must observe the Code of Conduct, which provides a framework for the professional and ethical standards to be observed in lawyers’ professional activities. A cornerstone of the Code of Conduct is the lawyer’s obligation to loyalty towards the client. The Code of Conduct and other relevant regulatory provisions can be found at the Swedish Bar Association’s homepage, www.advokatsamfundet.se. All members of the Swedish Bar Association are supervised by the Bar and its Disciplinary Committee.

 

 

Thailand

Linklaters operates in Thailand through Linklaters (Thailand) Ltd a limited liability company incorporated in Thailand and an affiliate of Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. Linklaters LLP is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP and of the non members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England or on www.linklaters.com.

United Arab Emirates

Linklaters operates in the UAE through branches of Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. Linklaters Dubai branch is registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre with license number 0377.  Linklaters Abu Dhabi branch is registered with the Department of Planning and Economy with professional license number 1238122 and with the Abu Dhabi Global Market with license number 000000218. It is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England and such persons are either solicitors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers.”

 
 

 

 

 

United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership, is authorised and regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales.

Information on the regulations of The Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales can be found in the Solicitors' Code of Conduct on its site at www.sra.org.uk.

Those practising in the United Kingdom but admitted as members of a profession elsewhere may also be subject to regulation in their place of admission.

Further information on the partners and their professional qualifications appears on this site under Find a Lawyer. Except as stated there, the partners in the London office of Linklaters are all admitted in England as Solicitors of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. In accordance with the requirements of the Business Names Act 1985, a list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP, together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners, and their professional qualifications, is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ.

For a list of the principal UK companies or limited liability partnerships through which either Linklaters provides its services to its clients or to other Linklaters’ entities, or through which third parties provide their services to Linklaters, please contact us.

Complaints

Linklaters is committed to delivering an outstanding service to our clients. If you are a client and are dissatisfied with any element of our service (including about your bill), you should contact your relationship partner responsible for the Transaction, the head of the relevant department or the Firm’s Director of Risk who will be happy to discuss the matter with you and, if applicable to the Transaction, initiate our Client Complaints Procedure (a copy of which will be sent to you on request). If for any reason we are unable to resolve this, you may contact the Legal Ombudsman

(PO Box 15870, Birmingham B30 9EB, UK; tel: 0300 555 0333; email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk), which deals with complaints against lawyers registered in England and Wales. The time limit for referral of complaints to the Legal Ombudsman is ordinarily 6 months from our final response to your complaint, and one year from when you realised there was a concern. See www.legalombudsman.org.uk for further information. If your complaint is about your bill, you may also apply to the court for an assessment of the bill under Part III of the Solicitors’ Act 1974. If all or part of a bill remains unpaid, we may be entitled to charge interest.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

In accordance with the disclosure requirements of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009, details of Linklaters LLP’s compulsory professional indemnity insurance in England and Wales are as follows. Our compulsory insurers are QBE Casualty Syndicate 386 and QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited, of Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street,London EC3M 3BD. This insurance covers the London practice of Linklaters LLP, and will extend to acts or omissions wherever in the world they occur.

UK lawyers on this website

Lawyers based in the United Kingdom who are admitted as solicitors in England and Wales are regulated by the SRA. Certain lawyers based in the United Kingdom are not admitted as solicitors in England and Wales and are subject to regulation by the Bar Council of England and Wales or by the relevant regulatory body in their place of admission. For further information about an individual lawyer's professional qualifications, please contact the individual via the contact details contained in the Find a Lawyer section of this website.

United States

Linklaters operates in the USA through a branch of Linklaters LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC326345. It is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The term partner in relation to Linklaters LLP is used to refer to a member of Linklaters LLP or an employee or consultant of Linklaters LLP or any of its affiliated firms or entities with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the names of the members of Linklaters LLP together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at its registered office, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ, England and such persons are either solicitors, registered foreign lawyers or European lawyers.

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