Our competition litigation practice is at the forefront of the market. With our help, clients gain competitive advantage by successfully navigating rapidly evolving competition litigation landscapes around the world.
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This session will provide real-world experiences of Hong Kong competition investigations and the emerging trends of proceedings in the Competition Tribunal.
Our global Antitrust partners provided a whistle-stop tour of the global antitrust enforcement landscape, what antitrust developments mean for your business and, more importantly, what you need to do to respond.
In this session we will look at new areas of focus for global antitrust agencies including HR practices, in particular no-poach and wage-fixing agreements; and sanctions against individuals–increasingly seen by agencies as a more effective deterrent against antitrust infringements than large corporate fines.
This webinar will discuss recent competition regulatory developments at both EU level and in key European countries in the technology & media sector, before considering the key features of, and recent competition litigation decisions in, the three primary markets for competition litigation claims in Europe: Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.
We partner with our clients to help manage risk and solve serious business problems, avoiding proceedings unless necessary. With expertise in conducting internal and regulator-driven investigations, as well as litigation and arbitration, our global team of nearly 400 lawyers can handle large, complex cross-border cases seamlessly.
When litigation is unavoidable, we weigh business objectives against legal, commercial and reputational risk to determine the best path to success – whether through settlement or a fight. We analyse negotiating weaknesses and devise optimal procedural tactics or creative settlement approaches, executing as promptly and as cost effectively as possible.
Linklaters’ antitrust & foreign investment team is one of the world’s leading antitrust law practices.
With 27 partners and over 120 dedicated lawyers, we help clients successfully navigate fast-evolving competition and foreign investment laws across the globe. Our approach is to combine a deep understanding of clients’ businesses and strategies with our know-how of the regulatory landscape – and to rely on our credibility with public sector decision-makers. The result is a clear track record of innovation in dealing effectively with complex global, EU and domestic transactional and behavioural matters.
Our seamlessly integrated global team is strengthened by strategic alliances with top-tier law firms in Australia, Africa, India and South-East Asia.
Our dispute resolution lawyers are trained in the use of every technique to resolve a dispute. Outside the court room we have a proven track record of representing parties in mediations and utilising many other alternative methods of dispute resolution.
Banks and other financial institutions face a considerable variety of issues which have the potential to lead to litigation. They need strategic advice which is aligned with the requirements of the relevant business area and the wider institution, including consideration of regulatory, reputational and financial risk which comes with litigious matters. At Linklaters, we provide that expertise and have recently worked with clients on some of the largest and most complex disputes in the sector.
The group’s global insolvency litigators focus on complex, cross-border collapses of institutions, funds and corporations. They draw on expertise from Linklaters’ global specialists in complementary practice areas, including structured finance, derivatives, and capital markets.
Creditors, debtors, companies facing financial crisis, financial institutions asserting or facing potential claims and insolvency practitioners such as appointed liquidators trust Linklaters to handle the most complex and high profile restructurings and corporate collapses. A co-ordinated global response to cases allows the firm to deal with any issue as it arises.
We have one of the longest-standing privacy and cyber security teams in Europe and have been advising clients since the inception of data protection laws more than 20 years ago.
We have frequent contact with the European Commission, the UK Treasury, Home Office and other government departments, the U.S. Department of Financial Services, the U.S. Secret Service, The Federal Bureau of Investigations and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, as well as data protection regulators around the world. These relationships mean that should an incident occur, we have the relationships in place to support our clients as required.
In-house teams are facing increasing demands to effectively manage legal spend, a more rigorous focus on internal risk management and an expanding scope of the role of legal counsel in their businesses.
We seek to address these needs and pressures by ensuring a tailored approach for each of the matters we work on, whilst maintaining innovation, quality, efficiency and cost control at the core of all we do.
The firm has a proven track record of advising on energy disputes throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, using litigation, arbitration and ADR.
Working with the firm’s pre-eminent global energy and infrastructure team, Linklaters’ disputes team appears on the most complex energy and infrastructure disputes. The team’s track record includes cases involving the world’s biggest oil production platform and the world’s biggest automated air cargo facility.
In recent years there has been a paradigm shift in the importance and frequency of foreign investment reviews as part of the deal process. An increasing number of jurisdictions have introduced rules restricting foreign investment or have strengthened existing rules.
At Linklaters, we continue to develop our market-leading experience and know-how in this rapidly evolving area, in order to remain ahead of the curve. This involves, in the current environment, remaining up to speed with the highly dynamic environment and many reforms being enacted around the globe.
Our international arbitration team has extensive experience advising multinational companies and sovereign States on complex, high value international arbitrations and enforcement proceedings. We act as counsel in arbitrations in any seat, under any law and before any tribunal and deliver exceptional service through our team of talented and diverse lawyers.
Our international arbitration experts act across all sectors, under the rules of all of the major arbitral institutions, in ad hoc proceedings (including under the UNCITRAL Rules), in investment arbitration matters under bilateral and multilateral treaties and in public international law matters.
The world’s leading businesses rely on the firm’s specialist disputes team to devise the appropriate strategy to handle complex, cross-border and high-value M&A litigation.
The group advises on all aspects of private and public M&A litigation and related issues around the world. Linklaters’ litigators are experienced in all aspects of M&A transactions and have industry-leading expertise in disputes relating to public offers and warranty agreements.
The Pensions Dispute Resolution Group deals with the most difficult, complex and high value pension disputes in the UK. Most work we do for our clients never becomes known. We are expert at resolving and avoiding disputes. We always take the most proactive and constructive approach, avoiding going to Court if we can. However, we are always ready to fight our client’s corner.
We have been at the cutting edge of pensions cases for over 30 years starting with Courage - one of the first ever pensions cases.
The firm is the adviser of choice for banks, lawyers, accountants, counsel, surveyors and other professionals in the largest and most complex cases.
Professional negligence lawyers at Linklaters focus exclusively on complex, high-value disputes that threaten the business and reputation of clients. Much of the team’s experience derives from representing large accountancy firms, on whose behalf Linklaters has built a leading practice in professional negligence litigation and investigatory/disciplinary proceedings.
The group comprises specialist real estate, insolvency, property finance, environment and construction litigators. Clients, including developers, lenders, and insolvency practitioners together with institutional landlords and occupational tenants, value the group’s experience across all real estate sectors.
Linklaters is the preferred choice for leading multinational companies looking for first-class property litigation expertise. Clients often approach the Property and Finance Litigation Group, in preference to their day-to-day legal advisers, to act on complex one-off disputes.
Public & administrative law is a crucial offering at Linklaters in Europe. Linklaters’ pan-European expertise is long-standing in all fields of regulatory, administrative and environmental law aspects, including State aid, public procurement as well as urban planning. In addition, we advise on issues related to foreign investments and possible barriers to enter the French market.
Our specialists are involved in major innovative and complex transactions, advising corporates, commercial banks, public funded entities, local authorities and national governments. We have advised on a comprehensive range of PFI/PPPs, procurement tendering processes and public sector financings, in particular in the framework of economic stimulus plans. We also regularly assist clients in contentious administrative proceedings.