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Nicole Kar

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Who's Who Legal Competition: Future Leaders - Partners

Nicole Kar has been a partner in Linklaters’ global competition practice since 2006, based in London. She is head of Linklaters’ UK competition practice.

She has practised EU and UK competition law since 2001. She specialises in obtaining competition clearance in complex global transactions and has acted on more than 40 significant merger control matters over her career to date while maintaining a busy cartel practice. She has particular expertise in the financial services, retail, healthcare, mining, energy, and utility sectors.

She is a top-ranked practitioner in Chambers and Legal 500 and was previously recognised among “35 Women Under 35” by Management Today and awarded Young Solicitor of the Year at the British Legal Awards. Chambers also named Nicole as one of a handful of rising stars advising the FTSE 100.

She is vice chair of the City of London Solicitors’ competition committee; a member of the regulatory policy committee within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; and a regular conference speaker on global, EU and UK competition law issues.

Nicole is also a trustee of the Mary Ward Settlement, a co-head of Linklaters’ banking sector and a co-head of Linklaters’ gender action group. She speaks conversational Japanese.

Linklaters is an international law firm with offices throughout the world. Linklaters’ competition practice is made up of over 150 lawyers based across Europe, the USA and Asia. Our competition lawyers provide advice and assistance on all aspects of competition law and have successfully represented clients in their dealings with competition agencies and in antitrust litigation.

WWL says: Nicole Kar receives commendation for being “very clear-sighted and excellent at cutting through to the real meat of the matter very quickly”. She is “very strategic when dealing with clients” and has “impressive communication skills”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Competition which can be purchased from our Shop.

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