DLA Piper joint chief executive and managing partner Nigel Knowles has been knighted after being named in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Nigel Knowles has been managing partner of DLA Piper since 1996 and in that
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The impact of the credit crunch finally hit Russian law firms. Capital markets practices are taking the biggest hit after the Russian Government was last week forced to inject $20bn to support the country’s financial
DLA Piper is sending its Europe and Asia senior partner Peter Wayte to Dubai. With 120 lawyers in the Middle East, DLA Piper has taken on eleven new partners in the region since the start of the year – including
DLA Piper has lost the head of its Italian private equity practice, Davide Proverbio, to City rival Norton Rose. Proverbio, who was recruited by DLA Piper from local M&A and private equity boutique Pedersoli in 2004,
DLA Piper has been hit by the loss of an IT litigator less than a month after making five redundant in its technology, media and communications group. Partner Andrew Dodd has left the firm to join Field Fisher
Following the departure of a third name partner, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner announced today that it will rename itself "Thelen." The news followed word earlier today that Jeffrey Steiner and seven corporate
DLA Piper’s Abu Dhabi office in Al Bateen will see the addition of its fifth partner Duncan Pickering who will relocate to the firms second office in the United Arab Emirates from London in September.
Trainee retention rates at a number of leading firms have plummeted as worsening economic conditions hit the employment market. DLA Piper, Linklaters, and Lovells have all seen significant decreases in trainee retention
Heller Ehrman has recruited IP partner Richard Penfold from DLA Piper to boost its year-old London office as speculation over an impending merger with Baker & McKenzie persists.
Legalweek reports that DLA Piper is in talks with a number of City fee earners in its technology, media and commercial group over job cuts, while further discussions could also see the group’s secretary pool affected.
DLA Piper is advising Sophos Plc, a global leader in endpoint security and control solutions, on its €217 million voluntary public takeover offer for Utimaco Safeware AG, a leading global provider of data security
DLA Piper has lost its status as Abbey’s sole employment adviser after Eversheds joined the bank’s panel. Eversheds has replaced DLA Piper as Abbey’s provider of high-volume routine employment work, while both
DLA Piper’s Cologne office has poached a corporate team of two partners and three associates from White & Case in Duesseldorf. Former White & Case partner Andreas Meyer-Landrut and local partner Kerstin Schnabel
DLA Piper has established an association with Saudi Arabian lawyer, Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily in order to develop its presence in Saudi Arabia. DLA Piper was formerly affiliated with a local lawyer in the region and will now
DLA Piper has scored a role in one of the biggest pharmaceutical deals of the year, lining up alongside Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in the $6.7bn (£3.4bn) merger of US biotechnology suppliers Invitrogen and the