Links picks new firmwide, UK property chiefs

Linklaters has named new heads for its firmwide and UK real estate practices.

Brussels-based partner Yves Moreau will become the new global head in the New Year, having led the Brussels real estate team since 2007. Meanwhile, Anne Byrne will take on the UK job.

The appointments come as Patrick Plant, currently global and UK practice head, steps down after completing two terms. Linklaters global head of commerce Arnaud de La Cotardière said of the appointments: “With their extensive commercial real estate experience they’re ideal ­people to build on our reputation as the firm of choice for ­complex real estate advice.”