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'He's not a Brit and he's not from Yorkshire' - Why Juan Picon got the nod as DLA Piper co-chair

Mar 21, 2016 - Legal Week
Board and Executive Moves

How Picon won the confidence of the DLA partnership and the challenges he faces as he takes up the role

"He is Spanish, he has a strong European practice, he works out of America too; he ticks a lot of boxes," one former partner says of Juan Picon, DLA Piper's newly appointed senior partner and global co-chair.

Picon was appointed as the co-chairman and senior partner of DLA Piper's international arm earlier this month following Sir Nigel Knowles surprise announcement that he ...