DLA Piper appoints interim Paris head

DLA Piper has chosen Brussels- based partner Steven De Keyser to head its Paris office following Bruce Mee’s retirement from the role.

Mee stood down as Paris ­managing ­partner to focus on ­developing the litigation and ­regulatory practice. He took over from long-serving Paris head Alan Carridi in 2007. De Keyser is understood to have taken on the role until a permanent replacement can be found.

DLA Piper joint CEO Sir Nigel Knowles said:
“Under Bruce Mee’s leadership our Paris office has undergone ­significant expansion and is poised to continue growing in line with our current three-year plan.”