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Linklaters LLP

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Linklaters ranks as the law firm to consult when it comes to banking & corporate law issues. It ranks #15 in general corporate practice, #14 in securities, and #30 in the vault law 100, according to vault ranking 2011.[1]



Founded in 1838, Linklaters is a prestigious international law firm representing clients throughout the world with 26 offices in 19 countries. The firm maintains its headquarters in the heart of London, UK.[2]

With clients stretching around the globe, Linklaters provides legal services to a diverse set of clients in industries such as: Automotive, Banks, Chemicals, Energy & Utilities, Food & Beverages, Forestry, Paper & Packaging, Healthcare, Industrials, Infrastructure & Construction,Insurance, Investment Managers, IT Business Services, Media & Leisure, Mining, Private, Equity, Real Estate, Retail, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Telecommunications, and Transport & Logistics.[3] With such high profile clients, the firm also maintains a formal pro bono policy which 95% of associates and 52% of partners participated last year.[4]

1st year associates at Linklaters receive a competitive benefits package, which includes a salary of $160,000 per year, Medical and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, 22 vacation days, 401(k) plan, paid parental leave (18 weeks primary caregiver, 2 weeks secondary caregiver) and parental leave coaching, domestic partner benefits, flexible spending account, dependent care spending account, emergency child care, pre-tax transit program, Employee Assistance Program, relocation expenses, bar review tuition, and much more.[5]

Linklaters Practice Areas

Linklaters offers a number of specialized practice areas:[6]

  • Banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Employment & Incentives
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Financial Regulation
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Management
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Pensions
  • Private Equity
  • Projects
  • Public & Administrative Law
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Regulatory
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Tax
  • Technology Media & Telecommunications
  • Trusts, Private Client and Charities

Linklaters Offices

Linklaters has 26 offices in 19 countries:[7]

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • The Nordics
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • United States
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Dubai

Linklaters Size

Linklaters has over 2,200 lawyers employed globally throughout the firms 26 offices in 19 countries. The firm’s London Office, which has a staff of around 765 lawyers, is the largest when it comes to lawyers staffed in one office.[8]

Linklaters Recruiting

When it comes to recruiting and campus interviews, the firm has a wide selection of schools it visits throughout the globe attracting top legal professionals.[9]

Linklaters Salary and Bonuses

Linklaters provides a competitive salary for its employees.

Associate Base Salary Bonus Range Bonus Comments
Low High Discretionary

1st Year

No Prorated for 1st years
2nd Year

$35,000 No
3rd Year

$40,000 No
4th Year

$45,000 No
5th Year $230,000
$50,000 No
6th Year $250,000
$55,000 No
  • Salary based on June 2006 figures.[10]



  1. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/rankings?companyId=6999
  2. http://www.linklaters.com/WhoWeAre/AboutUs/Pages/index.aspx?WT.sp=Primary
  3. http://www.linklaters.com/WhatWeDo/Sectors/Pages/Index.aspx?WT.sp=Primary
  4. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F306101&orgtypeid=F
  5. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F306101&orgtypeid=F
  6. http://www.linklaters.com/WhatWeDo/Practices/Pages/index.aspx
  7. http://www.linklaters.com/Locations/Pages/Index.aspx?WT.sp=Top
  8. http://www.linklaters.com/WHOWEARE/OURPEOPLE/Pages/Index.aspx?WT.sp=Primary
  9. http://www.linklaters.com/JOINUS/Pages/Index.aspx?WT.sp=Primary
  10. http://www.infirmation.com/shared/lss/one-payscale.tcl?employer_id=NY2050


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