Stefan Schwarz appointed Director of Legal Operations

Linklaters has appointed Stefan Schwarz as Director of Legal Operations.

Legal Operations uses the best combination of people, process, tech and data to deliver the highest quality legal advice more efficiently and at the right price. A global network of business experts works closely with Linklaters lawyers to provide bespoke client solutions across four key areas: Alternative Legal Services, Innovation & Efficiency, Knowledge & Learning, and Pricing.

Stefan has over two decades of experience working in strategy and business management. He joined Linklaters in 2007, most recently serving as Regional COO in Germany since 2013. Prior to that, he worked in the firm’s Strategy team in London.

Stefan will perform this role based from Düsseldorf and will become Linklaters first functional head based outside the UK.

Gideon Moore, Firmwide Managing Partner, said:

“Clients more than ever are looking for innovative solutions and our Legal Operations function plays a critical role in meeting this demand. I’m looking forward to working with Stefan as he leads the next chapter of our Legal Operations journey and collaborates with our exceptional lawyers around the world to deliver value for our clients.”