DLA Piper Asia Pacific partner departures continue

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  • Hardly an exodus. Given the number of offices this surely represents churn.

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  • Churn? Interesting turn of phrase. I suspect it is just coincidence then that Mr Darwin was dispatched to the other side of the world not so long ago ...!

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  • Churn? These three are not lightweight partners - they've done some pretty major deals in the region. Profitability needs to be the key in these markets - not just be 'Bigger' but then Tony Angel is a smooth operator and all of this must be part of the wider AsiaPac strategy. Don;t forget there was no pay rises in Australia this year and in some cases reduced partner drawings - so I think there were be more of the same for DLA Piper going forward in the region.

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  • ...as commented, hardly an exodus and with the new management, it would be more interesting if The Lawyer could read between the lines here and identify that these were either, ah, "precipitated exits", or "not enough room at the top" exits. But based on where they went, they wern't won over by the global capabilities and millions available from the tier two firm...

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