Linklaters is reinforcing its Antitrust & Foreign Investment practice with the addition of experienced attorney Bruce Kilpatrick in London. This move further enhances the practice’s capabilities across various sectors, including merger-control, competition, foreign investment, competition litigation, and cartel work.
Bruce Kilpatrick brings a 25-year track record of advising clients on intricate merger control, antitrust enforcement, foreign direct investment cases, and defending high-stakes antitrust damages litigation. His expertise also extends to director disqualification proceedings before the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Kilpatrick is widely recognized as a top practitioner in the legal market, earning accolades in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame and Who’s Who Legal Thought Leader.
His extensive knowledge serves clients from diverse industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, technology, transport, and the retail and consumer goods markets. Bruce Kilpatrick rejoins Linklaters after leading the Competition and Regulatory team at Addleshaw Goddard for over a decade.
Nicole Kar, Global Head of Linklaters’ Antitrust & Foreign Investment practice, expressed enthusiasm for Bruce Kilpatrick’s return to the practice, emphasizing the importance of his extensive experience. She said, “The level of experience he brings over his 25 years of practice complements our offering and will continue to position us as the number one choice for clients in this field. Big-ticket and complex M&A is where our practice truly excels – as the antitrust & foreign investment landscape becomes increasingly complex to navigate with regulators expanding their powers and becoming more interventionist. It is therefore imperative to have the best minds solving these complex challenges, and I am incredibly proud of the strength of the firm’s practice.”