DLA Piper has hired former Linklaters corporate partner Jon Hayes. Hayes’ practice focuses on international M&A and capital markets advisory work. At DLA Piper he will work alongside the firm’s Europe, Middle East and Africa corporate head Juan Picon and will focus on strengthening relationships with Asian clients. Hayes joined Linklaters in 1991 and was made partner in 2001. During his time there he also advised on the marketing of investment funds in the UK and internationally.