Nigel Knowles

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"Sir Nigel Knowles was appointed Chairman of Zeus Capital in September 2014. As DLA Piper’s CEO and Managing Partner, between 1996 and 2016, Sir Nigel led the firm’s growth from a regional UK law firm to what is now the world’s largest global business law firm, eventually becoming the firm’s Global Ambassador. Sir Nigel retired from DLA Piper in May 2017, and is now Chairman of International law firm, DWF LLP. Sir Nigel served as the High Sheriff of Greater London in 2016, is Chairman of Sheffield City Region LEP and a Council member of The Prince’s Trust." [1]

"Sir Nigel Knowles, Global Co-Chairman of DLA Piper, was knighted for services to the legal profession in the 2009 New Year Honours List. Sir Nigel has been the driving force behind DLA Piper’s remarkable growth taking the firm from its UK regional origins to the global business it is today. Sir Nigel was Global Co-CEO and Managing Partner for nearly twenty years before becoming Global Co-Chairman on 1 January 2015. Sir Nigel is also the first Chairman of Prince's Trust International."[2]


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  1. Zeus Capital Team, organizational web page, accessed July 2, 2020.
  2. Nigel Knowles, D Group, accessed September 20, 2015.
  3. Advisory Board, D Group, accessed September 20, 2015.