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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
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Competition 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Nicole Kar is one of the most prominent competition lawyers in the London market. She “has a particularly strong merger control practice” say sources, who commend her “sensible approach” to cases.


Nicole Kar is a partner and head of the UK competition practice.

She has practiced EU and UK competition law since 2001 and was made partner in 2006. 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 whilst maintaining a busy cartel and investigations 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 The Legal 500.

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

Nicole is also a co-head of Linklaters’ banking sector and a co-head of the firm’s 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.

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