LAWFUEL – Law News, Legal Jobs – DLA Piper today announced that Shan Spencer has been appointed as Head of the EMEA Restructuring Practice Group. Shan succeeds Simon Neilson-Clark, who has decided to step down from his position after three years in the role in order to concentrate on the Group’s clients.
Shan, who has been a partner at DLA Piper since 2001, has acted on a wide range of insolvency and reconstruction assignments for financial institutions, accountants and corporates, and will take up her new role with immediate effect.
Commenting on his decision, Simon said: “I’m proud of what we’ve achieved over the last three years and, given the anticipated increase in demand for restructuring services, it’s now time for me to devote my full-time and attention to our clients.”
Andrew Darwin, European Managing Director at DLA Piper, said: “We respect Simon’s decision and thank him for his contribution as Group head. Under Simon’s leadership, our Restructuring Group has continued to develop and is now one of the leading businesses in its area across Europe. We anticipate that the market for restructuring services will be strong in 2008 and the firm will continue to invest in the Group so that we can provide the best support to our clients.”