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DLA Piper has elected London corporate partner Andrew Darwin as the new senior partner of DLA Piper International, which comprises all of the firm’s operations outside of the United States. The election was held in the wake of Juan Picon, who previously held the position, resigning to join Latham & Watkins in Madrid.

Darwin competed with seven other contenders to secure the leadership role through a partnership vote that closed on Friday evening.

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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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