Sir Nigel Knowles

former Global Co-Chairman and Senior Partner

DLA Piper


Sir Nigel Knowles is former Global Co-Chairman and Senior Partner of DLA Piper.  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 and Senior Partner. DLA Piper is one of the world’s largest global business law firms, with a turnover in excess of US$2.5bn, and lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Sir Nigel is Chairman of Sheffield LEP, High Sheriff of Greater London and a Trustee of The Prince’s Trust.