Partner Shilpa Bhandarkar heads up Linklaters’ client tech and AI offering. She is CEO of the firm’s flagship contracting platform CreateiQ and co-chairing its Gen AI steering group. She was promoted to the firm’s global partnership in March this year.

She started her legal career as an energy and infrastructure and then corporate lawyer, before moving into entrepreneurship. In her time at Linklaters, she has served as the firm’s India COO and Africa business manager between 2008 and 2015 and was head of innovation from 2018 to 2020.