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Last week’s shock news that DLA Piper senior partner and co-chair Juan Picon is leaving to join Latham & Watkins means the firm is losing arguably its highest-profile partner in continental Europe.

His surprise resignation means DLA’s operations outside of the US are currently being led by the London-based duo of co-CEO Simon Levine and disputes partner Janet Legrand, who has stepped in as interim co-chair.

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James Booth

James joined Legal Week in June 2015. He reports on leading UK law firms, as well as covering the African legal market. He previously worked for legal directory Chambers & Partners as a deputy editor.

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