Linklaters appoints Tom Shropshire as Head of its Global U.S. Practice

Linklaters is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Shropshire as head of its Global U.S. Practice. He takes over from Scott Bowie, who will be retiring from the partnership after more than a decade with the firm. The appointment is effective immediately.

In his new role, Tom will be responsible for further developing the firms Global U.S. Practice and continuing to enhance its reputation as one of the most integrated cross-border U.S. law practices.

Tom began his career at Linklaters in 1998 and has been a U.S. corporate partner in London since 2006. He focuses on some of the markets most high-profile and complex M&A and equity capital markets transactions. Tom is also one of the architects of the firms Operational Intelligence Group (OIG). OIG is a global, multi-disciplinary team dedicated to helping clients effectively address the increasing risk, regulatory and governance challenges they face in their businesses. Tom will split his time between New York and London. He will continue to advise clients and retain his current client work, in addition to his leadership role.

Commenting on Toms appointment and Scotts retirement, Linklaters Firmwide Managing Partner Gideon Moore, said:

I would like to thank Scott for the pivotal role he has played in building the leading reputation of not only our Global U.S. Practice, but also our Global IMG Practice. I am delighted to have Tom step into this role. He is ideally placed to take our Global U.S. Practice forward. He has a unique mix of legal and commercial skills and I am confident that Tom will do a tremendous job ensuring we continue to build and retain a best-in-class Global U.S. Practice.

For more information please contact Melissa Chiles on +1 212 830 9575.