LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Linklaters announces the hires of Bindu Culas, an executive compensation lawyer formerly with Sullivan & Cromwell, and Tom McGrath, an antitrust lawyer formerly with Shearman & Sterling, as partners in its rapidly expanding New York office.
Bindu has broad-based experience in the contract, securities, tax and ERISA laws and transactional issues regularly impacting executive compensation and employee benefits in the US, and advises clients on both an ongoing basis and in the context of strategic corporate transactions, both public and private.
Tom represents US and international clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, government investigations and private antitrust litigation. His practice includes merger review investigations, cartel investigations, advising clients on the antitrust aspects of a broad range of matters, including intellectual property licensing, cooperation with competitors, distribution arrangements, price discrimination issues and US and global competition law compliance programmes.
Together, they represent a significant step in Linklaters’ drive to build a powerful corporate transactional service in New York, as part of the firm’s world-leading corporate/M&A practice, as well as extending the capabilities of the firm’s global employment and competition practices in the US market.
Bindu and Tom bring the total number of partners in Linklaters’ New York office to 20, 13 of whom have joined the team in the last two years.
Linklaters’ global head of corporate, David Barnes, comments:
“Bindu and Tom are well respected lawyers who bring to Linklaters great expertise in their fields. Having these capabilities represented globally is now essential for a market leading global M&A practice, so this is an extremely positive development for the firm as a whole.”
US Managing Partner, Paul Wickes, comments:
“We are continuing to expand our New York-based team in response to client demand. Our hiring of Bindu and Tom clearly demonstrates our commitment to achieving excellence in this market by providing a complete domestic as well as cross-border M&A and corporate offering, and by extending the capabilities of our global employment and competition practices into the US market.”