Linklaters unveils revamped international board

Linklaters has confirmed its new-look international board, with corporate big-biller Charlie Jacobs among the three London partners stepping down from the senior governance committee.

Banking partner David Ereira and tax partner Lynne Walkington have also ended their term on the global body, with corporate partner William Buckley, IP partner Ian Karet and banking partner Nick Syson elected as replacements.

Elsewhere, Tokyo co-chief Andrew Carmichael, a senior capital markets partner who represents Asia on the board, has been replaced by Shanghai corporate partner Teresa Ma.

Düsseldorf-based German representative Ralph Wollburg, one of the firm’s top European corporate partners, is being replaced by Munich insurance partner Wolfgang Krauel, while French representative Nathalie Hobbs has been replaced by fellow Paris finance partner Philippe Herbelin.

Lisbon-based Jorge Bleck, who held the flag for Southern Europe, has passed the baton to Milan banking partner Davide Mencacci, while Benelux representative Pieter Riemer in Amsterdam is set to stay on.

The board comprises senior partner Robert Elliott as chair as well as global managing partner Simon Davies and 14 elected members.

The outcome of the vote was confirmed internally last week after a three-week voting period closed in the middle of this month.

The firm previously rejigged the board, which has representatives from several regions, in 2006 and 2009 (4 April 2006). In London, there are two representatives from each of commercial, corporate, and projects and finance.

Linklaters’ international board:

Robert Elliott – senior partner

Simon Davies – firmwide managing partner


Ian Karet (commercial)

Greg Reid (commercial)

William Buckley (corporate)

Tom Shropshire (corporate)

Michael Kent (finance and projects)

Nick Syson (finance and projects)


Philippe Herbelin

Southern Europe:

Davide Mencacci


Alberto Luzarraga


Teresa Ma


Pieter Riemer

Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Sweden:

John Goodwin


Wolfgang Krauel

Eva Reudelhuber