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 eighth consecutive year, DLA Piper earned the number one ranking globally for overall deal volume in 2017, according to Mergermarket’s league tables for legal advisors.

  2. #1
    Law Firm of the Year

    DLA Piper was named best in the world for Real Estate and Franchise by International Who's Who 2017. Learn more

    DLA Piper was named one of the top five most innovative law firms in Europe and North America by the Financial Times in its Innovative Lawyers 2017 report.

  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. 217,000
    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

At DLA Piper we are committed to contributing to the wellbeing of communities around the world.

We encourage our lawyers to do pro bono work that is meaningful, impactful and supports those in need. New Perimeter, our nonprofit, provides pro bono legal assistance in under-served regions around the world to support access to justice, social and economic development and sound legal institutions.

Our Break Into Law project is a worldwide initiative focused on removing barriers to employment within the legal profession, while we have pledged $6.5m over the course of our three-year partnership with Unicef to improve child justice.

We are proud to be signatories of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), as our support for the initiative underlines our commitment to responsible business.

DLA Piper strives to be a leader in environmental sustainability and undertakes initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint of its business activities in line with our Global Environmental Policy.

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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In Italy

DLA Piper in Italy is based in Milan and Rome. The team is made up of both Italian and foreign lawyers who have been practicing in Italy for many years. Our lawyers offer all the advantages of a global team, combining their knowledge and experience of the international business environment, with a multi-jurisdictional and full-service approach. Our inter-disciplinary approach enables our team to deliver solutions quickly and efficiently, with an integrated view of business needs and the legal environment in which clients operate.

Thanks to our understanding of our clients' business, the service we offer is also characterized according to the sectors in which they operate. Our industry focus and experience enable us to provide a first-class service to our clients in their local and international investments and operations. We provide clients with an unrivalled service delivered by lawyers who not only understand, but are truly interested in developing the right business strategy. In particular, but not limited to, our lawyers work across the following major industry sectors: Financial Services; Energy; Fashion, Retail & Design; Insurance; Life Sciences, Health & Social Care; Media, Sports & Entertainment; Private Clients; Real Estate and Technology.

Our practice of constant knowledge sharing and collaboration has a positive influence on the cooperation among teams operating within our departments: Corporate, Employment, Finance & Projects, Intellectual Property &Technology, Litigation & Regulatory, Real Estate and Tax.

DLA Piper Italy's successes are frequently recognised by the main domestic and international legal directories, as well as by various legal media organisations, that rank the firm in the top positions.