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Paul Weiss Strengthens London Office with Linklaters Hire

 |  December 20, 2023

New York-based law firm Paul Weiss has bolstered its London office with the addition of Nicole Kar, the former global head of antitrust at Linklaters. Kar’s move follows an impressive 18-year tenure at Linklaters and is part of Paul Weiss’s strategic efforts to establish a top-tier presence in the London legal market.

Nicole Kar’s departure from Linklaters, where she has been a prominent figure for nearly two decades, marks a significant development in Paul Weiss’s recent hiring spree.

The firm has been actively pursuing top legal talent, with an emphasis on expanding its London team. This move follows an eight-partner recruitment initiative targeting Kirkland & Ellis over the summer, underscoring Paul Weiss’s commitment to building a formidable presence in the city.

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The news of Nicole Kar’s recruitment was first reported by Bloomberg last week and adds to Paul Weiss’s recent high-profile hires. Earlier this week, the firm announced the addition of Christopher Sullivan, the former London head of private equity at Clifford Chance, and finance partner Taner Hassan. These strategic hires demonstrate Paul Weiss’s dedication to assembling a diverse and experienced team capable of handling complex legal matters.

Nicole Kar, an Australian and London-qualified legal professional, commenced her career at Linklaters as an associate in 2001. Prior to her time at Linklaters, she gained valuable experience at Allens and Minter Ellison, where she underwent training and qualification. Kar’s rise through the ranks culminated in her becoming a partner at Silk Street after just five years, a testament to her legal expertise and leadership skills.

Paul Weiss’s London office is rapidly evolving into a powerhouse, attracting top legal talent and expanding its capabilities across various practice areas. The addition of Nicole Kar, with her extensive experience in antitrust matters, further positions the firm as a key player in the competitive London legal market. As the legal landscape continues to evolve, Paul Weiss remains at the forefront, demonstrating its commitment to providing clients with top-tier legal services on a global scale.

Source: Global Legal Post