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About DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.

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EU kept in dark on ex-commissioner's new lobby job

Sep 21, 2021

Ireland's Phil Hogan (l) resigned as EU trade commissioner in August 2020 (Photo: The Council of the European Union) Listen to article The European Commission is unable to say if the Irish former trade commissioner, Phil Hogan, informed them in advance of his new job - at a lobby law firm in Brussels. "We are actively examining the matter and cannot provide any further comments at the moment," said a European Commission spokesperson, in an email on Monday (20 September). Get instant access to all articles — and 20 years of archives. 14-day free trial. Choose your plan Why join? Already a member? The commission instead appears to have learned of Hogan's new job via the Irish media only last week - suggesting its Independent Ethical Committee had never been told. "We have seen the press article concerned," said the spokesperson, when asked if the committee had approved Hogan's latest job with DLA Piper, a US international law firm. The firm's main interests in the EU include the same areas Hogan specialised in as a commissioner - ranging from trade to energy policies. DLA Piper announced Hogan's hire as a senior strategic and political advisor at its Brussels-branch in a 16 September press release. It told EUobserver Hogan started work the same month he had been hired. The ethics committee is supposed to ensure former EU commissioners follow code-of-conduct rules - which includes a two-year cooling-off period so they do not lobby their former colleagues on the behalf of private interests in the same field they oversaw. But the committee had also earlier this year rubber-stamped a consultancy he has set up, called Hogan, Strategic Advisory Services. The committee highlighted the consultancy's broad and vague areas of interest, noting possible troubling overlaps with his previous job, and asked him not to approach former colleagues. They then required him to inform them of his new clients every six months, while at the same time promising to keep them secret. "It is important that Mr Hogan does not accept mandates, which will necessarily lead to a conflict between the need to advise his client appropriately and his obligation not to use confidential information," said the committee. It may be that he landed the DLA Piper job via his own strategic advice consultancy. If so, he would not need to immediately inform the ethics committee. But it also poses questions on how the committee can then weed out possible conflicts before they become public. Margarida Silva, from the Brussels-based transparency NGO, Corporate Europe Observatory, says the imbroglio exposes a weakness in the EU ethics' oversight rules. "In spite of having 'revolving-doors' rules in place, they are implemented in such a lax way that they don't actually prevent an ex-commissioner from joining the government affairs teams at a lobbying law firm," she said, in an email. "We believe that the risks associated to this job are so big that it could only be managed by a time limited prohibition," she added. For its part, DLA Piper said Hogan would respect all the commission rules, in agreement with president Ursula von der Leyen. "Mr Hogan will advise our client's executive on their business and regulatory decisions as part of our legal and strategic advisory services," said the firm's spokesperson, in an email. The statement comes after the European Parliament last week demanded that the European Commission come up with a new EU ethics committee before the end of the year, a proposal the Brussels-executive said is needed to "maintain trust for European citizens." Similar issues have surfaced with other former commissioners, including Germany's Günther Oettinger, in charge of budgets up until 2019. Aside from co-founding his own consultancy firm, he also landed 16 other jobs during his cooling-off period. , your membership gives you access to all of our stories. We highly appreciate your support and value your feedback. If you have any thoughts on this story, we would love to hear it . Share Article

DLA Piper Investments

3 Investments

DLA Piper has made 3 investments. Their latest investment was in Aumni as part of their Series B on August 8, 2021.

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/26/2021

Series B

Aumni

$50M

Yes

10

8/12/2019

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

5/20/2008

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

8/26/2021

8/12/2019

5/20/2008

Round

Series B

Seed VC

Series A

Company

Aumni

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Amount

$50M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

10

10

10

DLA Piper Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

DLA Piper has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Rocket Fuel on September 20, 2013.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

9/20/2013

IPO

$991

1

Date

9/20/2013

Exit

IPO

Companies

Valuation

$991

Acquirer

Sources

1

DLA Piper Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

DLA Piper has 10 strategic partners and customers. DLA Piper recently partnered with Datamaran on April 4, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

4/13/2021

Licensor

Datamaran

United Kingdom

DLA Piper partners with Datamaran to integrate ESG due diligence

In addition to collaborating on the integration of Governance due diligence into legal due diligence , DLA Piper and Datamaran are launching a shared thought leadership platform with a dedicated microsite on the evolving external risk landscape , with a focus on regulation and policy making .

1

3/1/2021

Partner

New Pill

United States

2/10/2021

Partner

LaunchBio

United States

LaunchBio Partners With DLA Piper to Accelerate North Texas as a Hub for Life Science Startups

Global law firm DLA Piper has formed a new partnership with LaunchBio , a national nonprofit network of life sciences innovators that expanded to North Texas last year , to provide educational programs and connections for local scientist entrepreneurs .

1

11/23/2020

Partner

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10

5/6/2020

Partner

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10

Date

4/13/2021

3/1/2021

2/10/2021

11/23/2020

5/6/2020

Type

Licensor

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Datamaran

New Pill

LaunchBio

Country

United Kingdom

United States

United States

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News Snippet

DLA Piper partners with Datamaran to integrate ESG due diligence

In addition to collaborating on the integration of Governance due diligence into legal due diligence , DLA Piper and Datamaran are launching a shared thought leadership platform with a dedicated microsite on the evolving external risk landscape , with a focus on regulation and policy making .

LaunchBio Partners With DLA Piper to Accelerate North Texas as a Hub for Life Science Startups

Global law firm DLA Piper has formed a new partnership with LaunchBio , a national nonprofit network of life sciences innovators that expanded to North Texas last year , to provide educational programs and connections for local scientist entrepreneurs .

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DLA Piper Team

7 Team Members

DLA Piper has 7 team members, including current Owner, Jean Pierre Douglas Henry.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jean Pierre Douglas Henry

Dorsey & Whitney

Owner

Current

Sir Nigel Knowles

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Tobias Wåhlén

Lindahl, and Arla Foods

Chief Operating Officer

Former

Liam Cowell

Managing Partner

Former

Jim Delkousis

Managing Partner

Former

Name

Jean Pierre Douglas Henry

Sir Nigel Knowles

Tobias Wåhlén

Liam Cowell

Jim Delkousis

Work History

Dorsey & Whitney

Lindahl, and Arla Foods

Title

Owner

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Former

Former

Former

Former

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