Linklaters managing partner Gideon Moore will serve a second term at the top job with the firm after the annual partners’ vote at Cannes last week.
His new role will for for two years, four months, expiring on April 2022.
A Linklaters spokesperson said the term change was implemented to bring Moore’s term more in line with senior partner Charlie Jacobs – who is up for re-election in September 2021 – and to provide Moore with sufficient time to see through his ‘strategy refresh’ programme.
In 2017, Moore announced his project, which included getting rid of performance reviews and individual partner targets in favour of encouraging more collaboration and entrepreneurship in the firm.
Commenting on his reappointment, Moore said in a statement: “I am honoured to have the opportunity and privilege to continue leading Linklaters. The last few years have been immensely rewarding and my job now will be to continue creating the best conditions for the firm to excel.”
He previously worked as global head of the firm’s banking practice and co-head of its leveraged finance practice.