Paul Lewis appointed Firmwide Managing Partner

Linklaters has appointed Paul Lewis as its new Firmwide Managing Partner. Paul succeeds Gideon Moore, who has held the position since January 2016, and begins his term on 16 July.

Aedamar Comiskey, Senior Partner of Linklaters, commented:
“Paul will be an excellent Firmwide Managing Partner. We have enjoyed working together as colleagues and friends for over 20 years. I have great confidence in his strategic thinking, strong leadership skills and laser-sharp focus on our future success. I’m looking forward to us leading the Firm together to foster ambition, creativity and excellence from our high-performing teams across the world, to deliver outstanding results for our clients.”
“I would like to thank Gideon for his tremendous leadership and energy over the past six years in creating the best conditions for the firm to excel, and I know Paul and I will continue to benefit from his advice and guidance over the coming weeks and months as we transition into our new roles.”
Paul Lewis, stated:
“Having been with the firm for 24 years since joining as a trainee, it is a privilege to have been chosen to work with Aedamar in leading us in the next part of our story. The firm has a simple formula - exceptionally talented, high-performing teams delivering outstanding results for clients. I look forward to Aedamar and myself helping foster the environment that enables that to happen and have a huge excitement as to what the future holds for Linklaters.”
Gideon Moore, commented:
“Leading Linklaters, with its long history, reputation for excellence, and operating at the highest level for many of the world’s leading organisations, has been a true honour. We have come through (what is hopefully) the worst of the pandemic stronger than ever and ready to seize the opportunities ahead. I look forward to working with Paul to ensure a smooth transition in order that we continue to build on this momentum, and I wish him the very best in his new role.”

Prior to his appointment as Firmwide Managing Partner, Paul Lewis was head of Linklaters’ Finance division and co-head of the firm’s innovation group. He has previously served on the Partnership Board alongside the firm’s new Senior Partner and Chair, Aedamar Comiskey and, as head of the Finance division, on the firm’s Executive Committee, which he will now chair. A capital markets partner with a particular specialism in derivatives and structured securities, Paul joined Linklaters in 1997 as a trainee, qualifying in 1999 before entering into the partnership seven years later aged 30.