Linklaters appoints two new Executive Committee members

Linklaters is pleased to announce that Nathalie Hobbs and Tom Shropshire have joined the Linklaters Executive Committee (ExCom), the firm’s most senior management group. Nathalie joins as newly appointed Regional Managing Partner for Asia and Tom as head of the Global U.S. Practice.

Gideon Moore, Firmwide Managing Partner said:

I’m very pleased to congratulate Nathalie and Tom on their new appointments and look forward to the experience and expertise they will bring to their new roles and in helping lead the firm forward to greater international success. Nathalie and her team will support our clients in Asia as they look to take advantage of the many growth opportunities in this exciting and dynamic region. Tom has a unique mix of legal and commercial skills ideally suited to ensuring we continue to build and retain a best-in-class Global U.S. Practice.

Their appointments also clearly demonstrate our commitment to pursuing diversity at the highest levels of our partnership, our Executive Committee, reflecting the makeup of our firm and the communities in which we operate.

Nathalie, a senior banking and private equity partner based in Hong Kong, joined Linklaters’ London office in 1991 and specialises in cross-border leveraged finance and acquisition financing. From February 2005 to December 2008 she was joint Managing Partner of Linklaters’ Paris office.

Tom began his career at Linklaters in 1998 and has been a U.S. corporate partner in London since 2006. He is also one of the architects of the firm’s Operational Intelligence Group which is a global, multi-disciplinary team dedicated to helping clients effectively address the increasing risk, regulatory and governance challenges they face in their businesses.

Tom takes over from Scott Bowie, who will be retiring from the partnership after more than a decade with the firm and Nathalie takes over from Marc Harvey who will work closely with her to ensure a smooth and effective transition.

Composition of Executive Committee

Gideon Moore – Firmwide Managing Partner

Michael Bennett – Divisional Practice Head - Dispute Resolution

Tom Shropshire – Global Practice Head - US

Andreas Steck – Senior Partner – Germany

Nathalie Hobbs – Regional Managing Partner – Asia

Peter Hickman – Chief Finance and Operations Officer

Michael Kent – Divisional Practice Head – Finance & Projects

Chris Lynch – HR Director

Aedamar Comiskey – Divisional Practice Head – Corporate

Claudia Parzani – Regional Managing Partner – WEELEG

Sarah Wiggins – Clients & Sectors Partner – Sectors