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Linklaters has appointed leveraged finance co-head Gideon Moore as global head of banking, replacing restructuring specialist Robert Elliott.
Moore, who takes up the role on 1 September, was one of four candidates who put their names into the hat for the role. The position was open following Elliott’s election as senior partner to replace David Cheyne, a slot he takes up on 30 September.
London partner Tom Wells and Hong Kong-based Asian banking and projects head Trevor Clark also applied for the position.
Amsterdam managing partner Martijn Koopal pulled out of the race after choosing to focus on building up the Dutch practice (4 July 2011).
The banking team is part of the finance and projects division headed by Jim Rice, who was appointed to the role earlier this month (12 July 2011).
Rice said: “I’m pleased to welcome Gideon to his new role. I’m sure that under him the firm’s global banking practice will continue to go from strength to strength.”
Moore said: “Our international banking practice is uniquely well balanced between bank and borrower side work, developed off the back of strong relationships with our banking, private equity and corporate clients.”