Linde legal chief quits for ‘new challenge’

Linde chief legal officer Nick Deeming is to step down this September, stating that he is “looking for a new challenge”.

Deeming became legal head following the £7.5bn takeover of BOC by Linde in September last year.

In his tenure as chief legal officer, Deeming managed to slash the number of external law firm advisers from 150 to just five.

He has only just completed the integration of the two legal departments, reviewed the company’s legal panel and incorporated a new legal model dubbed the ‘Linde Model’.

His replacement has not yet been found.