22 January 2018 at 10:15 BST

Linklaters promotes technology head to COO

Matt Peers will head the city law firm's global operating strategy with a focus on technology to provide a competitive edge.

Linklaters has promoted its technology director as its new global chief operating officer. Matt Peers will become the firm’s global chief operating officer as of 1 May, replacing Peter Hickman who remains global chief finance officer. Mr Peers will join  the firm’s executive committee and continue to hold the position of director of technology, the role he has had since joining Linklaters in 2015. 

Commitment to innovation

Managing partner Gideon Moore commented: 'Matt has demonstrated an excellent record as the firm’s director of technology. We have a strong commitment to innovation as a firm and we believe Matt’s background and expertise make him ideally suited to this leadership position, ensuring Linklaters remains at the forefront of developments in our industry.'

Track record

According to the firm's statement, Mr Peers has a track record of driving change with the new appointment putting him in a position to help guide the firm through the changing dynamics of the legal sector, as well as ensuring Linklaters fully benefits from the increasing role of technology and the opportunities this brings in an increasingly competitive environment. Prior to joining Linklaters, Mr Moore was the chief information officer for UK and Switzerland at Deloitte. He started his career at Arthur Andersen, where he qualified as a chartered accountant. 


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