Nicole Kar

Linklaters (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Nicole Kar is a Competition/Antitrust partner based in the Linklaters London office. She is a specialist in EC and UK merger control and anti-trust regulation. Nicole has particular experience in the mining, energy and utility sectors and advises clients on the anti-trust aspects of a broad range of matters, including merger review investigations by the European and UK authorities, cartel investigations, co-operation between competitors, distribution arrangements and anti-trust compliance programs. Nicole is a frequent speaker on EC and UK antitrust law and recently co-authored the UK chapter of the Cartels Digest published by Kluwer. Ms. Klar speaks English and Japanese.


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Kingsley Napley (London)
GQ Employment Law
Linklaters (London)
UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (London)
Linklaters (London)
Kirkland & Ellis (London)
Kirkland & Ellis (London)


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Nicole Kar The UK OFT proposes changes to Director Disqualification Guidelines


Overview On 18 August 2009, the OFT published a consultation draft of proposed changes to its guidance on director disqualification orders in competition law cases. The OFT Senior Director of Policy commented with release of the draft revised guidance that “we know that the prospect of being (...)

Eamonn Doran, Michael Cutting, Nicole Kar, Sir Christopher Bellamy The UK OFT publishes guidance to help company directors understand their responsibilities under competition law


On 27 June 2011, the OFT published guidance on how it will assess the extent of an individual director’s responsibility for infringements of competition law. Where a company has breached competition law, the OFT can apply to court seeking a competition disqualification order (“CDO”) against an (...)

Felicity Deane, Nicole Kar The UK Government publishes the Health and Social Care Bill establishing an economic regulator with concurrent competition powers for the UK healthcare services


Introduction > On 19 January 2011 the Health and Social Care Bill (the “Bill”) was published and had its first reading in the House of Commons. The Bill represents a significant overhaul of the current regulatory framework applying to the National Health Service (“NHS”) and contains, among other (...)

Michael Cutting, Nicole Kar, Oliver Black, Paula Riedel The UK Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs ("Defra") publishes the final report of the Cave review of competition and innovation in water markets


On 22 April the Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (Defra) published the final report of the Cave review of competition and innovation in water markets (the Report). The Report was published on the same date as the 2009 Budget Report in which the Government announced that it (...)

Christian Ahlborn, Eamonn Doran, Michael Cutting, Nicole Kar, Paula Riedel, Robert Gavin, Sir Christopher Bellamy The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) delivers its judgment dismissing challenges on material influence, SLC and remedies brought by a broadcasting company (British Sky Broadcasting Group)


In a judgment handed down on 29 September, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), dismissed an appeal brought by British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (Sky) against a decision of the Competition Commission (CC). The CAT upheld part of an appeal against the same decision brought by Virgin Media (...)

Anne Wachsmann, Gerwin Van Gerven, Jonas Koponen, Joseph P. Armao, Nicole Kar, Olivier d’Ormesson, Sir Christopher Bellamy The EU Commission introduces settlement procedure for cartel cases


On 30 June 2008, the European Commission introduced a new settlement procedure for cartel cases. Under the new procedure, the parties in a cartel investigation may acknowledge their breach of European antitrust law and waive certain procedural rights in exchange for a 10% reduction of the fine. (...)

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