Paul Edwards was appointed Chief Financial Officer of DLA Piper International LLP in November 2004. Since then he has been a key member of the Executive team who have overseen the US merger, the expansion of the international business and many other activities that have made the firm one of the world's largest and leading business law practices. In May 2017 he was appointed as the firm's first Chief Financial and Operating Officer.

He splits his time between London and Helsinki, Finland where his family live.