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Former Linklaters managing partner Tony Angel has today started work at DLA Piper after his hire won the backing of the firm’s partnership.
As revealed by The Lawyer last month (26 October 2011), Angel is joining the firm on what is believed to be a £2m a year remuneration package.
He will serve as global co-chair alongside Frank Burch and will also hold the position of senior partner of the firm’s international LLP, which is the non-US side of the business.
In these positions Angel will work alongside Burch and the firm’s co-CEOs Nigel Knowles and Lee Miller on refining DLA Piper’s global strategy. Specifically, he has been tasked with improving financial performance and will also have a focus on recruitment and client development in EMEA and Asia Pacific.
In a statement Burch said: “As the architect behind one of the first modern, global law firms [Linklaters], Tony shares our strategic vision and brings unparalleled expertise and experience to DLA Piper,” he said.
Angel added: “It’s remarkable what DLA Piper has accomplished in such a short period of time. I look forward to building on my experiences and working closely with Frank, Nigel and Lee in helping DLA Piper reach the next phase of its growth and evolution.”