Nicole Kar LinklatersContact
Nicole is Global Head of Linklaters’ antitrust & foreign investment group. She has a strong and influential reputation in the market as a leading competition lawyer. With over 20 years of European and UK competition experience, Nicole has led on over 40 significant merger investigations in addition to maintaining a busy investigations and competition litigation practice. Nicole has significant experience advising sovereign backed funds, private equity houses, and pension fund investors on antitrust and foreign investment issues She has particular expertise in regulatory issues in the healthcare, financial services, retail and mining sectors. Nicole was specialist adviser to the foreign affairs committee of the UK Parliament when the National Security and Investment Act was undergoing debate. 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.
Once bitten, twice shy? Would RoW authorities be able to block an exceptional dividend payment à la Albertsons/Kroger?Linklaters LLP, Nicole Kar and Emma Cochrane, November 2022
Price parity clauses and digital platforms: The rocky path to much needed clarityLinklaters LLP, Nicole Kar and Verity Egerton-Doyle, 17 March 2021
Break fee at Tiffany’s? Invoking failure to comply with regulatory conditionality in broken dealsLinking Competition blog series, Nicole Kar and Clara Pang and Antonia Sherman, October 2, 2020
EU foreign subsidies white paper seriesLinkingCompetition blog series, Nicole Kar, Natura Gracia, Jonas Koponen, Christoph Barth, Bernd Meyring, September 23, 2020
Canon/Toshiba: The Death of the Two-Step?Nicole Kar, Linklaters Blog, LinkingCompetition, 29 October 2019
Legacy of Vestager’s First Term (Series)Gerwin Van Gerven, Mairi McMartin, Jonas Koponen, Bernard van de Walle, Christian Ahlborn, Nicole Kar, Fay Zhou, Nick Peristerakis, John Eichlin, Caroline Borgers, William Langridge, Linklaters Blog, LinkingCompetition. September 27, 2019.
Nominee, 2022 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Digital
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