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Our lawyers support leading enterprises, from emerging growth companies to multinationals. We also act for venture capitalists, private equity firms, investment managers and financial institutions. From M&A, joint ventures and public equity to corporate governance, reorganizations and debt offerings, we help you manage your transactions toward a successful outcome.  

We're a global, multidisciplinary team based throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. So we understand the challenges and cultural sensitivities businesses face. Companies turn to us for our global insights and local knowledge. They entrust us to handle their most complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions in whichever jurisdictions they do business. Our deep understanding of their industries and the day-to-day issues they face enables us to provide commercially relevant advice, promoting success.  

We understand the market. Ranked #1 by deal count for global M&A for 14 years, we’ve handled 8,500+ transactions valued at more than USD1.4 trillion in total. That’s more deals than any other law firm. The market knowledge gained from this experience makes us more efficient and informs the work we do for you.

“Companies entrust us to handle their most complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions in whichever jurisdictions they do business.”

We collate and analyze data on our deals to produce our M&A Intelligence Report. And we can show you how factors such as sector, deal size, buyer type and geography affect important deal terms.  

Our experience is varied. It covers M&A and joint ventures, private equity, emerging growth and venture capital, corporate venture capital, equity and debt capital markets, corporate governance, corporate reorganizations and investment funds. And we’re joined by lawyers with experience in IP, technology, antitrust and other forms of regulation, tax, finance and restructuring, employment and pensions, securities compliance and real estate, where needed. 

Clients of all sizes benefit from our advice. They include multinationals, Global 1000 and Fortune 500 businesses, successful mid-market organizations, public and private companies, emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies and investment funds. 

In Germany

Geopolitical uncertainties, stricter and ever more complex antitrust and regulatory requirements, increasing compliance obligations and sector-specific hurdles - the growing challenges in the field of corporate/M&A demand, now more than ever, both forward-looking and pragmatic solutions in order to bring projects to a successful completion.  

We navigate you safely through even the most volatile waters and we have your back by monitoring relevant developments both in Germany and globally for you. This means that we can develop individual, resilient solutions.  

In contrast to purely transactional law firms, we also cover all corporate related areas within our firm. This means you benefit not only from central coordination out of Germany and local coverage, but also from holistic and highly efficient advice delivered from a single source. 

In addition to classic, often cross-border transaction advice, we deal with corporate law issues on an ongoing basis. Our range of advice also includes all issues relating to stock corporation and group law, including corporate governance issues, as well as the capital market law aspects. We also advise on fund investments and the structuring of new funds as well as on international reorganisations and restructurings. 

At DLA Piper, we complement the offer of comprehensive international coverage, holistic advice and professional excellence with in-depth sector knowledge, innovative and pragmatic thinking and the use of new technologies and efficient working methods. While some legal tech tools have evolved to become commonplace, such as programmes for analysing and reviewing large amounts of data in due diligence or for drafting standard documents, at DLA Piper we also develop our own solutions, such as an application that uses historical data to generate cost estimates for projects, making them more transparent and predictable. 

We are the international commercial law firm in Germany. 29 of the DAX40 already trust our advice. Our clients include globally active groups, medium-sized and emerging companies, financial investors as well as banks and public institutions.  

Our aim is to accompany you successfully through any change and to provide legal certainty for your projects. We look forward to joining forces with you. 

Our key areas of Corporate advice: 

  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Corporate law 
  • Stock corporation and capital markets law 
  • Private equity and venture capital 
  • Investment funds and fund structuring 
  • International corporate reorganizations 

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