Linklaters managing partner departing firm for Lloyds Bank

July 3, 2015 Linklaters’ managing partner Simon Davies will step down from his role one year before the end of his term and will depart the magic circle firm. Davies is leaving the firm to take a newly created role at Lloyds Bank as chief people, legal and strategy officer. Davies will join the bank in January in his new role.

Lloyds has also hired the former head of legal for corporate banking from Barclays, Joanna Carver, to serve as general counsel for commercial banking. Carver left her position at Barclays last March and it was not known for sometime where she would land.

Greg McEneny, currently serving as interim general counsel for commercial banking, will become deputy general counsel and report to Carver. Lloyds’ general counsel Kate Cheetham will report to Davies after he joins the bank.

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