DLA reshuffle

Alastair Da Costa, the head of UK law firm DLA Piper’s EMEA corporate practice, has stepped down from the role to replace Nick Seddon as managing director of Asia. Da Costa takes over from 1 January 2008.

Assuming the role of EMEA corporate head will be Juan Picon, currently regional managing partner of DLA’s Spanish practice. Javier Lopez Anton, head of finance & projects in the Madrid office, will succeed Picon.