Nicole Kar Linklaters


Nicole is a partner in Linklaters’ Global Competition Antitrust and Foreign Investment Practice and heads the firm’s London and Dublin practices. She has a strong and influential reputation in the market as a leading competition lawyer. Nicole has led on over 40 significant merger control investigations before the European and UK authorities and coordinates merger control proceedings worldwide on global transactions. Alongside her busy merger control practice, she is a highly regarded cartel specialist, advising on global investigations by competition, financial services and other regulators, compliance issues, self-reporting and consequential litigation. Nicole also regularly advises clients on market sector investigations and studies in the EU and the UK. Her broad practice has a particular focus on the financial services, retail, mining and healthcare sectors. Nicole has significant experience advising private equity houses and financial sponsors on a range of competition law issues, in particular in relation to liability flowing from portfolio companies and investments. Nicole co-heads Linklaters’ Global Banking Sector Group.

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Nominee, 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Cross-border issues

Nominee, 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Mergers

Nominee, 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Mergers

Nominee, 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Procedure

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