Linklaters appoints Matt Peers new Global Chief Operating Officer

Linklaters is pleased to announce that Matt Peers will become the firm’s new Global Chief Operating Officer as of 1 May, replacing Peter Hickman who remains Global CFO. Matt will join the Firm’s Executive Committee and continue to hold the position of Director of Technology, the role he has had since joining Linklaters in 2015.

Gideon Moore, Firmwide Managing Partner commented:

“Matt has demonstrated an excellent record as the firm’s Director of Technology. We have a strong commitment to innovation as a firm and we believe Matt’s background and expertise make him ideally suited to this leadership position, ensuring Linklaters remains at the forefront of developments in our industry.”
As Director of Technology he has been recognised for a combination of technological expertise and a track record of driving change. His new appointment puts him in a position to help guide the firm through the changing dynamics of the legal sector, as well as ensuring Linklaters fully benefits from the increasing role of technology and the opportunities this brings in an increasingly competitive environment.

Prior to joining Linklaters, Matt was the Chief Information Officer for UK and Switzerland at Deloitte. He started his career at Arthur Andersen, where he qualified as a chartered accountant.