5 Candidates Managing for DLA Piper Senior Companion

5 DLA Piper associates have thrown their hats within the ring to be the agency’s following intercontinental senior partner. 

Incumbent Andrew Darwin’s expression ends in Could effectively this calendar yr, and the method to elect his successor to steer the agency’s non-U.S. small enterprise has now kicked off, in accordance to a specific particular person on the enterprise.

Candidates array from throughout the agency’s London, Hong Kong and Tokyo bases.

4 of the 5 hopefuls are males, with the only exception changing into Hong Kong-based Susheela Rivers. 

Rivers has been on the firm since 2008, becoming a member of as a husband or spouse from Clifford Probability. She for the time being potential prospects the Hong Kong place of job as controlling husband or spouse and can also be worldwide precise property sector co-head. 

A further of the agency’s Asia enterprise heads has additionally thrown their hat into the ring: Tokyo controlling companion Lance J. Miller. 

Miller joined DLA in 2005 and previous to that was the Southeast Asia working companion for legacy New York-headquartered firm Coudert Brothers. 

A number of London companions make up the relief of the quintet vying for the posture. 

London managing companion Tom Heylen is within the managing, quickly after virtually six a number of years in his latest administration state of affairs. The corporate companion counts Amazon, actual property expense enterprise Jones Lang LaSalle and constructing agency Lendlease as crucial purchasers. He additionally advised Philip Morris on its takeover of Danish enterprise Fertin Pharma for $820 million in 2021. 

He’s joined within the race by fellow London centered firm partner Jon Hayes, who has been on the agency contemplating the truth that 2009. He joined from Linklaters, precisely the place he was a husband or spouse. Previously a member of DLA’s worldwide board, Hayes is the direct sponsor of the agency’s LGBT+ Group. It’s his subsequent shot on the senior husband or spouse place, buying function in 2018, producing it by the use of to the subsequent spherical of voting

The quintet is completed by London companion Colin Wilson, who prospects the agency’s worldwide assignments group and sits on the worldwide and international boards. 

By way of his time on the agency he has acted on quite a few main components of get the job finished, together with advising the U.Ok. Authorities’s Division for Transportation on Heathrow airport growth. 

A DLA Piper spokesperson reported: “As Andrew Darwin’s 4 12 months time interval as senior affiliate will come to an finish, the worldwide partnership is now within the strategy of electing his successor. On the time the system has concluded, the agency’s new senior lover will stand up the posture as of 1 Could presumably 2022.”

DLA is structured as a Swiss Verein. Earnings for the agency’s worldwide enterprise topped £1 billion for the final cash yr and it has much more than 40 workplaces outdoors the home the U.S.

The election was first famous by Financial Information.