July 29, 2014 5:57 PM ET

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Company Overview of Linklaters LLP

Company Overview

Linklaters LLP provides legal advisory services. The firm’s practice areas include antitrust and competition, mergers and acquisition advisory, employee benefits and workers compensation, intellectual property, insurance, litigation and arbitration, pension, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, and estate planning. It caters to real estate, construction and engineering, banking and financial services, technology, media and telecommunications, capital markets, investment management, aviation, healthcare, energy, and chemicals sectors. Linklaters LLP is based in London, United Kingdom with additional offices in Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ind...

One Silk Street

London,  EC2Y 8HQ

United Kingdom

Founded in 1994

Phone:

44 20 7456 2000

Fax:

44 20 7456 2222

Key Executives for Linklaters LLP

Managing Partner and Head of Global Capital Markets
Partner and Global Head of US Practice
Senior Partner
Managing Partner
Managing Partner
Age: 58
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Linklaters LLP Key Developments

Linklaters Announces Executive Changes

Linklaters has appointed current Asian corporate head Matthew Middleditch, who has been sent to the region in 2011, as it's new global corporate head to replace outgoing chief Jeremy Parr. The firm has appointed new London corporate head Sarah Wiggins as global head of client sectors (May 1, 2014). She replaces projects partner Fiona Hobbs, who was put into the role in 2010. Both will take up the reins in September and will serve until 2016. Until successors are appointed, both Middleditch and Wiggins will maintain overall responsibility for the London corporate team and the Asia corporate team respectively. Middleditch is currently the firm's Hong Kong-based corporate head in Asia, having been sent to the region in 2011 (10 October 2011). Current corporate chief Jeremy Parr will now return to full-time fee earning. He took over from David Barnes in 2010 and has also maintained strong relationships across the banking sector (1 April 2010).

Linklaters Announces Earnings Results for the Fiscal Year Ended 2014

Linklaters announced earnings results for the fiscal year ended 2014. For the year, the company reported turnover to GBP 1.255 billion, up 5% from GBP 1.195 billion. Net profit was GBP 557.3 million. Profit per equity partner was GBP 1.44 million.

Siemens And Mitsubishi Revise Offer For Alstom's Energy Business

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (DB:SIE) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (TSE:7011) revised their offer for to acquire energy business of Alstom SA (ENXTPA:ALO) after General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) revised its bid for the energy business. Siemens and Mitsubishi simplified the structure of their offer and proposed to inject an additional cash contribution of €1.2 billion, thus increasing the total valuation of Alstom's energy business by €400 million to €14.6 billion. Alstom will discuss and resolve which offer to choose after its board's meeting on June 23, 2014. General Electric revised its earlier offer to give Alstom more control. As per the new offer, which is similar to Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy's previous offer, it would create three new joint ventures: one for the companies' grid businesses, another for Alstom's offshore-wind and hydropower units, and one for nuclear-turbines business. General Electric also offered to divest its rail-signaling business to Alstom. Siemens Chief Executive Officer, Joe Kaeser said: "We have a very good offer, with a premium of 25%." Siemens raised its cash offer by €400 million, increasing the total valuation of the proposal for the gas-turbine business to €4.3 billion and also offered to enter immediately into a transportation and logistics joint venture with Alstom, including Siemens's rail-signaling division. Mitsubishi now plans to acquire a 40% stake in Alstom's combined steam, grid and hydro business, and raises the cash contribution from Mitsubishi by €800 million to €3.9 billion, leaving the valuation of the businesses unchanged. Rainer Traugott, Fabrice de La Morandière, Pierre Tourres, Timo Engelhardt, Eva Reudelhuber, Wolfgang Deselaers, Thomas Meli, Erik Venot, Stephan Balthasar, Florian Harder, Nicolas Le Guillou, Martin Borning, Martin Dressel, Angela Kerek, Stan Andreassen, Maxime Ponsan, Martina Farkas and Ruprecht Freiherr von Maltzahn of Linklaters LLP acted as legal advisor to Siemens Aktiengesellschaft and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

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