Linklaters & Paines has appointed Terence Kyle as its managing partner. Kyle will take over from Christopher Gorman on 1 June. A graduate of Cambridge University, Kyle qualified as a lawyer with Linklaters in 1972. He became a partner in 1979 and moved to his current position as head of the firm's international finance department in 1989. He will be succeeded by Stephen Edlmann. “Terence Kyle is one of those rare lawyers who combines a flair for client work with a real talent for leadership,” says senior partner James Wyness.