Linklaters' new managing partner is Gideon Moore

November 3, 2015 Linklaters has settled on its new managing partner. The firm's partnership board selected Gideon Moore to take over for outgoing managing partner Simon Davies. The appointment will be ratified by vote at the firm's annual partner conference, which takes place on 17 November.

Moore will begin a four-year term as managing partner beginning in January. The election comes a year earlier than expected, after Davies announced he would relinquish the role one year early. Moore was recently reappointed global head of banking at the firm. He has served in that role since 2011 and has been a partner at the firm since 1999.

The other candidates who were considered for the role in its final stages included disputes head Michael Bennett and Asia managing partner Marc Harvey. In a separate race for senior partner, it is believed that two candidates remain as the strongest contenders, corporate heavyweights Charlie Jacobs and Juan-Pierre Blumberg. The winner of that race will be confirmed next September.

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