Linklaters (London)

Nicole Kar

Linklaters (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Nicole is Global Head of Linklaters’ antitrust & foreign investment group. She has a strong and influential reputation in the market as a leading competition lawyer. With over 20 years of European and UK competition experience, Nicole has led on over 40 significant merger investigations in addition to maintaining a busy investigations and competition litigation practice. Nicole has significant experience advising sovereign backed funds, private equity houses, and pension fund investors on antitrust and foreign investment issues She has particular expertise in regulatory issues in the healthcare, financial services, retail and mining sectors. Nicole was specialist adviser to the foreign affairs committee of the UK Parliament when the National Security and Investment Act was undergoing debate. Alongside her busy merger control practice, she is a highly regarded cartel specialist, advising on global investigations by competition, financial services and other regulators, compliance issues, self-reporting and consequential litigation. Nicole also regularly advises clients on market sector investigations and studies in the EU and the UK.

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Nicole Kar The EU Commission fines 2-step merger for gun jumping because the full value of the majority stake was paid in the first step with minority rights thereby making the option certain to be exercised (Canon / Toshiba)

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This article has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. The European Commission has published the full text of its decision to impose a €28 million fine (actually two €14 million fines) on Canon for breaching the (...)

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

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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 (...)

Christopher Bellamy KC, Eamonn Doran, Michael Cutting, Nicole Kar The UK Competition Authority issues revised guidance on how businesses can achieve compliance with competition law

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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

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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 (...)

Nicole Kar The UK OFT proposes changes to Director Disqualification Guidelines

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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 (...)

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

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

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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, Christopher Bellamy KC, Gerwin Van Gerven, Jonas Koponen, Joseph P. Armao, Nicole Kar, Olivier d’Ormesson The EU Commission introduces a new settlement procedure for cartel cases during investigations

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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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