Linklaters has announced the election of two new partners across its global network, effective 1 December 2023.
The latest partner elections are as follows:
Verity Egerton-Doyle – Antitrust & Foreign Investment, London
Verity Egerton-Doyle is co-head of our London Tech Sector and has over a decade of experience across advisory, investigatory and transactional aspects of competition law in the EU and the UK. She has significant experience in UK merger control – having been on secondment with the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s mergers division.
She regularly advises on high-profile matters across tech, funds and healthcare, including representing Sony PlayStation in a £5bn abuse of dominance competition class action, Viasat on UK merger control aspects of its $7.3bn acquisition of Inmarsat, and Qiagen on its proposed merger with Thermo Fisher. Work that has seen her recognised as a Rising Star in Legal 500.
Nicole Kar, Partner and Global Head Antitrust & Foreign Investment at Linklaters, commented:
“A hugely deserved recognition for an instrumental player in her field, known across the tech, funds and healthcare sectors. Tech remains a particularly fast-paced growth area for us, with M&A markets busy and growing enforcement action targeted at big tech, against the backdrop of the Digital, Competition and Consumers Bill. Verity is a testament to the strong talent we have coming through the ranks as we continue to meet growing demand from the world’s leading corporates, banks and financial sponsors.”
The firm recently announced that it was further expanding its Antitrust & Foreign Investment practice with the appointment of Bruce Kilpatrick in London.
Alex Roberts – Technology, Media and Telecommunications (‘TMT’), Shanghai
As Linklaters’ head of TMT in China, Alex advises clients on the tech, data and cyber issues impacting – and sometimes driving – their most strategic cross-border transactions and other commercial situations involving the world’s second largest economy.
With over 11 years in China, Alex has extensive experience advising financial institutions, corporates, financial sponsors and funds on AI, data and IP projects in heavily-regulated sectors including finance, internet services, healthcare and fintech. Recognised as a leading lawyer on PRC cybersecurity and data protection, Alex also regularly advises on digitisation and data incidents, as well as the increasing convergence between technology, data and ESG.
Dr. Julia Schönbohm, Partner and Global Head of TMT/IP at Linklaters, commented:
“Our global TMT practice continues to grow rapidly across Asia, particularly as data privacy and cybersecurity regimes develop across the region and clients look for guidance in navigating unfamiliar corporate and commercial transactions. Alex’s election is a fantastic reflection of his talent and our growing bench strength – his presence in the market and beyond speaks for itself.”
Ying Zhou – Capital Markets, Zhao Sheng Law Firm
Zhao Sheng Law Firm, Linklaters’ joint operation firm in China, has also promoted Ying Zhou to partner in its Capital Markets, structured finance and derivatives team, effective 1 November 2023. Full announcement here.
Aedamar Comiskey, Linklaters’ Senior Partner and Chair, stated:
“Huge congratulations to our newly elected partners. These promotions reflect our continued commitment to investing in our people and excelling for our clients across our global network.”
The term partner in relation to Shanghai Zhao Sheng Law Firm (Zhao Sheng) is used to refer to a partner of Zhao Sheng or an employee or consultant of Zhao Sheng with equivalent standing within the firm.