Leadership, structure and managing risk

We want to be the law firm that clients trust and want to work with above all others. We want to stand out because of our commitment to investing in our clients and empowering our teams, and because of the distinctive Linklaters mind-set. To do this we need to have strong leadership, robust structures for business and risk management.


Our Partnership Board (PB) is the senior governance body of the Firm and is responsible for strategic and other major decisions. It is chaired by our Senior Partner and made up of a group of elected partners who represent the geographic and legal practice spread of the firm.

Our Executive Committee (ExCom) is chaired by the Firmwide Managing Partner and its members include the heads of the main business divisions, the firm’s Regional Managing Partners and the Chief Financial Officer and leaders of certain other business functions. It is the forum in which the senior management of the firm discuss issues relating to the firm, including its strategy and plans.

Managing our risks

Our approach to risk management is overseen by the firm’s Risk Committee. The Risk Committee has a broad remit to consider risks, threats, management mitigation and controls across the firm. Any risks which it considers to be particularly strategic or important are raised as part of regular reporting to ExCom.