Overview

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.

By the Numbers

  1. #1
    Global M&A deal volume

    For the sixth consecutive year, DLA Piper earned the number one ranking globally for overall deal volume in 2015, according to mergermarket’s league tables for legal advisors.

    DLA Piper earns top marks from mergermarket
  2. #1
    Law Firm of the Year

    DLA Piper was named best in the world for Real Estate, Franchise, and Sports and Entertainment by International Who’s Who 2016. Learn more

    DLA Piper has been named "Game Changing Law Firm of the Past Ten Years" by the FT Innovative Lawyers awards. Learn more

  3. +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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  4. 202,000
    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.

    Visit our pro bono website to find out more
  5. US$6.5 million
    Committed to UNICEF child justice partnership

    In April 2013, we announced a ground-breaking new three-year partnership with UNICEF, aimed at strengthening the protection of children around the world.

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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

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

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 30 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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In Germany

In Germany, DLA Piper has more than 220 lawyers working from offices in Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich. Since the opening of the Cologne office in September 2004, the firm recorded a steady growth. In November 2004 a presence in Hamburg opened, added by a location in Frankfurt in October 2005. Since August 2007, DLA Piper has an office in Munich and since 2011 an office in Berlin.

To help our clients pursue their business, both in Germany and internationally, we have established a team of partners and associates who offer experience and know-how across a wide range of legal and commercial issues.

DLA Piper’s clients range from large to medium-sized enterprises, including national and international financial institutions and public sector entities. We focus on global strength through local excellence, and our global platform enables us to advise our clients wherever they do business.

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