DLA Piper has appointed Germany-based partner Dr Benjamin Parameswaran as new Global Co-Chair for the Corporate practice succeeding London-based partner Bob Bishop, who is stepping away from this position on 31 October 2022 after eight highly successful years in this role.
Bob took on the role as Global Co-Chair in 2014 and under his leadership the practice has gone from strength to strength. Among the achievements of the Group, Bob has been instrumental in maintaining the firm’s position as the highest-ranked law firm in the world, the UK and Europe for M&A deal volume throughout his tenure, and is a testament for what it truly means to lead a team of trusted business advisors.
Ben has been a core part of the Corporate team since he joined the firm in 2010, is one of the group´s most active M&A partners and leads some of the firm´s most valuable global client relationships. He has impressively demonstrated his management and leadership skills as Country Managing Partner for Germany for the past eight, years, during which period he has been incredibly successful in establishing DLA Piper as a leading practice in one Europe´s most competitive legal markets.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bob for the outstanding contribution he has made in building the world-class Corporate practice we have today. And I would like to thank Ben for his fantastic leadership as a Country Managing Partner for Germany for the past eight years and for having made DLA Piper a leading player in the German market and I have no doubt that Ben will lead the Corporate practice group very successfully in the future”, said Simon Levine, Global Co-CEO at DLA Piper.