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Helping you navigate regulatory challenges worldwide

Regulation is complex and constantly shifting. Ensuring that your business understands regulatory implications and remains compliant is essential – not only to mitigate risk but also to realize substantial competitive advantages. Our global team is one of the largest and most experienced in the world. We’ll provide guidance, whatever your industry and wherever you operate.  

The intersection of government and business is a highly complex space filled with statutes, administrative rules, regulations, and decisions – from local to international level. Regulatory bodies and enforcement agencies around the world are using their powers in increasingly expansive ways, often with serious consequences for businesses that are uninformed or unprepared. A proactive and comprehensive approach to regulation and compliance not only helps you avoid pitfalls but can also present significant opportunities. 

We operate in 40+ countries and guide some of the world’s largest businesses on all aspects of risk, compliance, and regulatory law. We don’t just know the rules, we help write them: we shape the development of legislation, rules, and policies across the full range of legal and public policy matters. 

“A combination of ‘extensive substantive knowledge, in-depth technical expertise, and astute political savvy’ makes DLA Piper … a go-to firm both for domestic as well as multi-jurisdictional matters.”

Legal 500 2022

Our team includes former heads of government agencies, regulators, legislators, public policy advisors, and senior government officials with deep experience in government and the private sector. Our leading technical advisors include engineers, doctors, and other professionals who have an in-depth understanding of the technical elements underpinning policy. And we have in-house consultants with significant experience handling the media and public affairs challenges that can surround client legal matters.  

We anticipate hurdles and develop solutions tailored to each client’s risk profile and business goals, whether this involves a “bet the company” litigation, a “buy or sell the company” transaction, or every-day regulatory challenges. 

We see the global perspective. Clients value our knowledge and insights from our experience in key centers of business and government around the world, across jurisdictions and in all areas of regulation and public policy. 


To find out how we have delivered for our clients, visit our Environment, Health and Safety, Government AffairsInternational Trade and White Collar and Corporate Crime pages. 

In Germany

In Germany, too, the complex legislative and regulatory environment is becoming increasingly demanding - for example with regard to energy and sustainability issues, new technologies and mobility concepts, global networks or compliance with standards and obligations in the supply chain. We see ourselves as your strategic partner and reliably navigate companies, investors, financial institutions and the public sector through all phases of the regulatory process. Whether it is approvals, regulatory requirements or supervisory measures - with the support of our long-standing experience, you can sustainably and successfully take part in the business world. We support you in dealing with the growing and often completely new issues caused by global changes in economy and society.

Our top-class legal advice and excellent market knowledge, coupled with intensive relationships with many public institutions and competition authorities at the federal, state and local levels as well as at the EU level, enable us to provide you with legally sound and pragmatic advice for all your projects. Through seamless cooperation with other practice groups - such as data protection, real estate, IPT, dispute resolution, M&A or white-collar-crime - we offer customised and creative solutions for complex projects across legal fields from a single source - also in an international context. 

Our clients comprise national and international listed and medium-sized companies from the manufacturing and automotive industry, the consumer goods, transport, and the insurance and professional service sectors as well as public sector institutions. We advise you in the following focus areas: 

  • Foreign trade law, export and investment control, sanctions
  • Legislative support at national, European and international level 
  • Infrastructure and transport law 
  • Antitrust and competition law 
  • Municipal and administrative law 
  • Product safety and product liability law 
  • Regulatory requirements in international contract, trade and distribution law 
  • Subsidy and EU state aid law
  • Environmental and planning law
  • Public procurement law

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