Top US firm snags former Spanish PM from rival

by Sol Dolor15 Jan 2018

Former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar has left DLA Piper and is tipped to move to Latham & Watkins.

Spanish business daily Expansión says that Aznar is expected to join the American BigLaw in March.

Aznar was formerly a senior adviser to DLA Piper’s global board. He joined the firm in 2013, playing a major role in its expansion in Latin America.

His move follows that of Juan Picón, Ignacio Gómez-Sancha and José Antonio Sánchez-Dafos to Latham & Watkins late last year. Picón is the former global co-chair of DLA Piper, while Sánchez-Dafos was the head of the firm’s corporate group.

Aznar, who was Spain’s prime minister between 2996 and 2004, is expected to focus on cementing Latham & Watkins’ position in Latin America.

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