Gideon Moore confirmed as Linklaters Firm-wide Managing Partner

Gideon Moore has been elected Linklaters’ new Firm-wide Managing Partner (FMP) for a four-year term at the firm’s global partner conference in London today.

The vote ratifies the Partnership Board’s decision, taken earlier this month, which proposed Gideon as FMP designate. Currently heading the firm’s global banking practice, he succeeds Simon Davies who has been in the post since 2008 and who will be joining Lloyds Banking Group in early 2016.

Commenting on the appointment, Robert Elliott, Linklaters Chairman and Senior Partner said: ‘Gideon is an outstanding lawyer with proven management and leadership qualities. His election comes after a tremendously positive and collegiate process and marks the next phase in the firm’s development which I believe Gideon is ideally suited to lead’.

Gideon Moore said: ‘I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead a firm like Linklaters, which over its 175-plus year history has developed a reputation for excellence, operating at the highest level, and so often at the cutting edge of complexity and innovation, for many of the world’s leading businesses and organisations. It is not something I take for granted.’

‘We are at our best when our people collaborate effectively, looking forward and outwards in the interest of our clients. And so my job will focus on creating the best conditions for this firm to excel – delivering an outstanding client experience; investing to manage our matters ever more efficiently; ensuring that we are able to support our clients around the world with our uniform top level advice; and by making Linklaters an ever better place to work, where our people can perform to the best of their abilities and thrive in their careers’.