Nomura finds general counsel in former Linklaters leader

Japanese investment bank Nomura has completed a 12-month long search to replace its general counsel by appointing its third head of legal in just over three years.

Former Linklaters managing partner for the Americas Terence Kyle, who retired from the firm in July last year, starts work as general counsel in charge of Europe today (5 January).

He replaces David Mee who left the bank in January last year who in turn had taken over the role from Stephen Ball who departed in February 2000.

Tom O’Riordan, head of transactional legal at Nomura, who in 2002 left to join Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft but returned to the bank in January last year will report directly to Kyle.

Head of corporate legal Mark Chapman will also report to Kyle. During the period Nomura was searching for a replacement for Mee, both O’Riordan and Chapman were responsible to head of risk management David Benson.

Kyle spent 34 years at Linklaters where he was managing partner, before becoming chief executive and finished at the firm as managing partner for the Americas. Kyle has also been made a member of Nomura International’s operating board.