Arnaud de La Cotardière, new Managing Partner of Linklaters in Paris

Linklaters is delighted to announce the nomination of Arnaud de La Cotardière, Litigation & Arbitration partner, as NMP (National Managing Partner) for a three-year mandate

Arnaud de La Cotardière, who has already held this position from 2005 to 2010, succeeds Paul Lignières.

As a National Managing Partner, he will be responsible for managing the strategy of the Paris office, consisting of more than 300 people including 170 lawyers and 30 partners. Arnaud de La Cotardière will be committed to maintaining the leading position of Linklaters recognised by its clients and the key players of the French economy.

Recognised for his determination, Arnaud is one of the most renowned litigators in Paris in corporate finance, stock market litigation, market abuse and commercial litigation. He regularly pleads before both the French jurisdictions and the AMF (French stock exchange authorities). He also acts, whether as counsel or as arbitrator, on arbitral proceedings.

Arnaud de La Cotardière comments: “This great sign of trust from my partners makes me happy and honoured. Their reputation is now firmly established on the French market as well as on a global scale. We will sustain Linklaters’ position in France, especially on the most complex and innovatives matters. ”

Gideon Moore, Firmwide Managing Partner, said: “Linklaters has an outstanding reputation in France for working on high profile, complex deals and is a fundamental component of our global offering. Paul has led the team in Paris to continue this strong reputation and we are very grateful for all his hard work. I’m delighted Arnaud is picking up the reins and we are confident that his depth of experience makes him ideally placed to take the office from strength to strength.”