Three corporate partners vyie for Linklaters top role

March 22, 2016 Three corporate partners at Linklaters have put themselves forward for contention to become the firm's next senior partner. Charlie Jacobs, Jean-Pierre Blumberg and Aedemar Comiskey will contend for the position in the elections this April. The winner will join managing partner Gideon Moore as one of the top leaders of the firm, and replace Robert Elliott, who decided not to stand for a second term.

Jacobs is a heavyweight in M&A and considered among many to be first in line to ascend to the role. Blumberg, who is based in Antwerp, spent four years as Europe managing partner and is currently global-co-head of M&A. Comiskey is a rising star at the firm, and has reportedly been a late addition to the scrum. If Comiskey were to be elected, she would be the first female senior partner for the firm.

Typically, elections for managing partner and senior partner had occurred in close succession. Last year's early resignation of previous managing partner Simon Davies led to an election late last year, which Gideon Moore won.

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