U.S. law is increasingly the law of choice in complex transactions and disputes around the world. Our global U.S. team brings commercial U.S. knowledge and familiarity with local markets to both domestic and cross-border matters. Our network of U.S. lawyers extends across the world’s major business and financial centers including New York, Washington, D.C., Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo.

Our U.S. lawyers work together on a global basis to provide specialist advice on transactional, regulatory, disclosure, compliance, litigation, tax, antitrust and liability management issues. We can offer clients advice on increasingly important regulatory fields, particularly tax, FCPA, investigations and antitrust. This team is fully-integrated and well-positioned to meet client demand for top quality advice on U.S. law matters globally.  


Our U.S. antitrust practice focuses on getting proposed deals approved by the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. We also defend clients in international price-fixing investigations and represent them in civil antitrust litigation. Our offering is bolstered by our U.S. foreign investment practice, which focuses on representing clients before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (formerly DSS) and other U.S. government authorities responsible for cross-border investment controls. Our team draws on the experience of former enforcement officials, commercial litigators and antitrust attorneys. Our technical experience is based on a background in economics and a wealth of practical experience in dealing with antitrust authorities in the U.S.

Learn more about our global antitrust/competition capabilities here.

Key U.S. contacts:

New York Office

Thomas McGrath

Doug Tween

Washington, D.C. Office

Jeff Schmidt

Antonia Sherman


Our U.S. banking team advises market-leading financial institutions, financial sponsors, mezzanine providers, funds, and public and private companies on complex domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including transactions involving high-yield debt securities. With lawyers in the Americas, Europe and Asia, we have a proven track record of providing the highest quality legal advice across a range of products wherever needed.

Learn more about our global banking capabilities here.

Key U.S. contacts:

New York Office

Michael Bassett

Andrew Compton

Danelle LeCren

Matthew Poulter

Conrado Tenaglia 

London Office

Colin Chang 

Mark Hageman

Alexander Naidenov

Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency

Our market-leading U.S. restructuring and insolvency practice delivers sophisticated solutions on high profile, in-court and out-of-court restructuring and insolvency matters. We advise financial institutions, investment funds, asset managers, global companies, financial advisors and other stakeholders on all phases of domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters. Our wide-ranging and well-balanced practice finds creative solutions in complex debt restructurings, litigation, bankruptcy matters, distressed M&A and other asset sale transactions.

Learn more about our global bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency capabilities here.

Key U.S. contacts:

New York Office

Margot Schonholtz

Robert Trust

Penelope Jensen

Capital Markets

The U.S. capital markets teams in the Americas, Europe and Asia regularly advise financial institutions, corporates and sovereigns on a full range of transactions and legal issues involving U.S. and non-U.S. issuers, including equity, equity-linked and debt securities traded on the major U.S. and international exchanges, initial public offerings, high yield debt offerings, SEC-registered offerings (including shelf registration) and non-registered offerings made pursuant to Section 4(a)(2), Rule 144A and Regulation S, liability management transactions involving tender offers and exchange offers and the establishment of ADR facilities.

Learn more about our global capital markets capabilities here.

Key U.S. contacts:

New York Office

Jonathan Ching

Jeff Cohen

Doug Donahue

Matthew Poulter

Conrado Tenaglia

London Office

Mike Bienenfeld

Jason Manketo

Cecil Quillen 

Pam Shores  

Hong Kong Office Hyung Ahn 

Iris Leung 

Frankfurt Office Marco Carbonare
Paris Office

Luis Roth 

Singapore Office

Amit Singh 


Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions

Linklaters’ cross-border corporate/M&A practice has a strong presence in the world’s major business and financial centers, with U.S.-qualified lawyers in the Americas and Europe. This wide network allows us to co-ordinate multi-jurisdictional deals efficiently and deal tactically on a global level, while maintaining an excellent understanding of domestic U.S. law. Our U.S. team has a proven track record of providing the highest quality legal advice across the full range of corporate and financial products including public M&A, private M&A, joint ventures, corporate advisory and regulatory compliance.

Learn more about our global corporate/M&A capabilities here.

Key U.S. contacts:

New York Office

Peter Cohen-Millstein 

Scott Sonnenblick 

London Office

Mike Bienenfeld  

Frankfurt Office

Marco Carbonare  

Crisis Management

In today’s global media environment, crises require a swift and sure-footed response, taking account of the subject matter and the stakeholders involved.

A crisis can put your reputation, financial stability, and key relationships around the world into jeopardy. It can also divert senior management time from the strategic objective of your business.

How to manage a crisis once it has occurred is of acute concern to all large businesses, their boards and their management teams. Ideally, it is best to prevent, avoid or mitigate all potential crises before they grow into an existential event.  

Learn more about our global crisis management capabilities here.

Key U.S. contacts:

Washington, D.C. Office

Adam Lurie 

Doug Davison