About the Firm
We build lasting relationships with our clients, and we are committed to supporting them at all times, as they adjust to changes in their markets and the regulatory landscape. The size and shape of our business is determined by our clients and the work we do for them.
We believe that the strength and depth of our practices, our client relationships, our sector approach, the quality of our people and our global platform give us significant competitive advantage.
Our work is divided into three broad divisions for management purposes: Corporate; Dispute Resolution and Finance and Projects. In practice, advising our clients usually involves more than one division.
Our corporate division is recognised as a world leader in mergers, acquisitions, flotations, joint ventures and private equity. It advises on what are often pioneering deals. Within corporate’s broader offering are also global teams of market leading antitrust/competition, employment, pensions and incentives, tax and technology, media and telecommunications lawyers, who help companies resolve some of the toughest issues facing modern business.
Our Dispute Resolution division advises clients on some of the market’s most sensitive and complex litigation and arbitration cases, on the contentious aspects of corporate and finance transactions, and in respect of major government and regulatory investigations. We have a reputation for achieving major wins and, in response to the growing global nature of disputes, for supporting our clients through an integrated multijurisdictional team.
Finance and Projects
Our finance division leads the world’s strongest financial institutions practice and advises companies, banks, funds and governments on their funding, hedging and investment activities. Innovation and market leadership stand at the centre of our work. Our projects team leads many of the world’s most important energy and infrastructure projects. Each of these practices has close synergies with our leading real estate practice, which acts for major international real estate companies, investors and occupiers in relation to some of the most complex and high profile real estate transactions globally
To deliver consistently excellent advice to our clients, we depend on having expert, flexible and entrepreneurial lawyers who are at the very top of their profession. We provide world-class learning and development and knowledge management to everyone across the firm, at every stage of their career.
Working at Linklaters means being globally-minded, mobile, agile and responsive to clients and market opportunities. Our commitment to our people – the Deal – is to provide an outstanding career experience that offers a passport to success whether people stay with the firm or develop their careers elsewhere.
We have an inclusive, meritocratic culture where people can excel. We believe that different perspectives enrich the culture of the firm and help us provide more rounded solutions for clients.
Client satisfaction is the real measure of success for the work we do, but we also value the external recognition gained through the awards we have won around the world.