Linklaters announces new heads for corporate, litigation and US

Linklaters has made a number of key appointments with Jeremy Parr taking over as corporate chief, John Turnbull becoming regional managing partner for the Americas and Marc Harvey named as  global head of litigation.

As revealed in The Lawyer earlier this year (1 March 2010), Parr will take over from current head of corporate David Barnes when he stands down at the end of the month.

Turnbull, who is currently based in London, will replace John Tucker in his Americas role. Tucker will remain as head of finance and projects.

Both Parr and Turnbull will join the magic circle firm’s executive committee, chaired by managing partner Simon Davies (pictured).

Harvey, named as joint managing partner for Greater China earlier this year (3 February 2010), will take over from outgoing litigation chief Françoise Lefèvre, who returns to full-time client work.

Davies commented: “I’m delighted to announce these key appointments and I look forward to working with them as we deepen relationships with clients.”

In addition to the new appointments, Linklaters has reappointed Robert Elliott as global banking head and Tony Bugg to lead its global restructuring and insolvency group.