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, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.

Our Values

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

Be Supportive

Be Supportive

We treat everyone fairly and with respect and courtesy.

We are inclusive, approachable and supportive of our clients and colleagues.

We make a positive contribution to our local and global communities

Be Collaborative

Be Collaborative

We exhibit a global mind-set by celebrating our geographic diversity and working seamlessly across borders.

We reach out to others, give help willingly and make ourselves available when needed.

We listen attentively and value new ideas and perspectives.

Be Bold

Be Bold

We are strategic and future-orientated, always thinking and planning ahead.

We challenge, and are open to being challenged.

We are resilient, we adapt quickly. We guide and help others do the same.

Be Exceptional

Be Exceptional

We focus on delivering the highest standard of legal advice and service excellence.

We get to the heart of issues and challenges and provide pragmatic, commercial solutions.

We operate with transparency and work efficiently to deliver value.

Responsible Business

  • Learn more about our leading pro bono practice

  • Providing pro bono assistance in developing and post-conflict countries

  • Find out how we're removing barriers to employment within the legal profession

  • We are helping UNICEF to strengthen child justice around the world

  • Find out about our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

  • We believe in active participation in the community

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  • Our approach to environmental sustainability, from pro bono work to our own footprint

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  • Proud to be signatories of the United Nations Global Compact

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  • For information about our CR activities, please contact:
    Nicolas Patrick (International) or Lisa Dewey (US)

Pro Bono

DLA Piper is deeply committed to pro bono. Our pro bono efforts focus on three areas: the rights of children, access to justice and the rule of law, and assisting asylum seekers, refugees, and stateless people. Our work is both global and local. We provide direct service to individuals and organizations that could not otherwise afford counsel, while helping to build a pro bono culture in the legal profession around the world.

New Perimeter is DLA Piper's nonprofit affiliate that provides long-term pro bono legal assistance in under-served regions around the world. New Perimeter supports access to justice, social and economic development, sound legal institutions, and women's advancement. Founded in 2005 as a result of our firm's commitment to support legal advancement worldwide, New Perimeter's vision is to harness the skills and talents of DLA Piper lawyers to further a more just world for all.

Diversity and Inclusion

At DLA Piper, diversity, inclusion and equality are a part of how we live our values. We are one of the world's largest law firms, with lawyers and staff in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Our people reflect the diversity of our clients and the many communities and markets where we work.

With offices worldwide, our efforts to understand, value and incorporate differences are woven into our culture. We are on a journey and, like most law firms, we still have some distance to travel. But with strategic approaches within our geographic regions, we're making great progress. Visit our diversity and inclusion website to learn more:

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By the Numbers

  1. #1
    Global M&A deal volume

    For the tenth consecutive year, DLA Piper earned the number one ranking globally for overall deal volume in 2019, according to Mergermarket's league tables for legal advisors. Learn more.

  2. #2
    Law firm providing value

    DLA Piper was named one of the best law firms for client service by BTI Consulting Group. Learn more.

    DLA Piper was named one of the most innovative law firms in Europe and North America in 2018 by the Financial Times in its Innovative Lawyers report.

  3. #3
    Law firm for global reach
    DLA Piper was ranked number three on Law360's annual Global 20 list of law firms. The editors describe the selected firms as having "the broadest global reach and the proven ability to handle the most difficult cross-border matters." Learn more.
  4. +1,000
    Ranked as leaders in their field

    The world's leading legal directories have named more than 1,000 of DLA Piper's lawyers and practices among the best in their fields. 

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  5. 201,800
    Hours of pro bono legal work

    DLA Piper is committed to pro bono that supports access to justice and rule of law around the world. The hours our lawyers around the world have committed to initiatives in education, human rights, nonprofits and charity law, juvenile justice and veterans support, among many others, demonstrates our commitment.

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Auf der Suche nach Geschäftsmöglichkeiten in Mitteleuropa richtet sich der Blick vieler Investoren zuerst nach Österreich. Als ökonomisches Bindeglied zwischen Ost- und Westeuropa bietet Österreich mit seiner breit gefächerten Wirtschaft großes Potenzial.

Die Anwälte von DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach sind mit dem rechtlichen und kommerziellen Umfeld in Österreich und CEE bestens vertraut. Österreich liegt im Herzen Europas und nimmt im europäischen Handel eine wichtige Rolle ein. Als wirtschaftliches Tor nach Ost- und Westeuropa profitiert das Land von seiner Schlüsselrolle für europäische und internationale Unternehmen.

Um Geschäftsmöglichkeiten in Österreich optimal umzusetzen, ist detailliertes Wissen bezüglich lokaler Rechtspraxis und lokalen Regulativen unabdingbar. Unsere Anwälte helfen Ihnen den speziellen örtlichen Anforderungen zu entsprechen und dennoch Ihre unternehmerischen Ziele mit größter Effizienz zu verfolgen. Egal, ob Österreich im Zentrum Ihrer Geschäftstätigkeit liegt oder eine wesentliche Rolle in Ihren überregionalen Plänen einnimmt, wir unterstützen Sie dabei, das günstige Investitionsklima zu Ihrem Vorteil zu nutzen.

Für kompetente Beratung in internationalen Rechtsfragen arbeiten in unseren Büros neben österreichischen Juristen auch internationale Anwälte. Unsere Juristen sprechen fließend Deutsch und Englisch, einige zusätzlich Bosnisch, Bulgarisch, Kroatisch, Französisch, Polnisch, Serbisch, Slowakisch, Slowenisch, Spanisch oder Tschechisch.