Eram Khan

Counsel, London

"I have extensive experience advising clients on complex cross-border competition law issues. Having worked from our London and Brussels offices for global clients operating in a broad range of sectors, I deliver pragmatic solutions and help clients achieve their strategic objectives."

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Eram is a Counsel in our Global Competition Practice, based in London.

She advises clients on a range of competition law matters across all sectors, with particular experience in financial services, private equity, mining and commodities. She regularly acts for corporate clients, investment banks and PE houses on their most challenging international transactions, with an emphasis on EU and multi-jurisdictional merger control, and antitrust issues.

Eram has extensive experience in advising leniency applicants in EC cartel investigations, compliance work and market studies carried out by competition and financial regulatory authorities in the EU and the UK.

She has spent two years based in our Brussels office as well as working in-house on a secondment with the Competition team of a leading retail bank in the UK. Eram also has broad experience in all aspects of Indian competition law.

Work highlights

Highlights of matters which Eram has worked on include advising:

  • Advent International Corporation on its £1bn recommended cash offer for Laird
  • Cerberus Capital Management on its acquisition of Worldwide Flight Services
  • Deutsche Börse on the European Commission’s in-depth investigation into its proposed €21bn merger with the London Stock Exchange Group
  • Novartis in relation to its transformational three-way, inter-conditional asset swap with GSK, involving the acquisition by Novartis of GSK’s oncology business, the sale to GSK of Novartis’ vaccines business (excluding influenza vaccines) and the creation of a joint venture in consumer health products with GSK
  • Glencore on various merger control and competition law compliance matters, including its US$70bn acquisition of Xstrata and the sale of a stake in its bulk petroleum storage business to HNA
  • Britvic plc in relation to the then UK Competition Commission’s Phase II unconditional clearance of its planned merger with AG Barr plc
  • an automotive parts company as the immunity applicant in the European Commission’s investigation concerning various automotive components, forming part of what has been described as the “largest cartel investigation in history”

Professional experience

Eram joined Linklaters in 2010 as an Associate in our Competition/Antitrust practice, based in Brussels. She was promoted to Managing Associate in 2013 and has been a Counsel since May 2019.

Education and qualifications

Eram studied law at the Indian Law Society's Law College, University of Pune. She also holds an LLM with Distinction in EC and UK Competition Law from King’s College London.

She speaks English and Hindi.