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 seventh consecutive year, DLA Piper earned the number one ranking globally for overall deal volume in 2016, 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, 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.

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  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 the Middle East

We are the most progressive global law firm in the region. Our responsive, cost effective and commercially focused services are appreciated by our international and local clients.

We are the only international law firm to have offices in each of the GCC countries. Our lawyers are based in Abu Dhabi, Dubai (the United Arab Emirates), Cairo (Egypt), Doha (Qatar), Kuwait City (Kuwait), Manama (Bahrain), Muscat (Oman), Riyadh and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). 

The depth in our Middle East resources, coupled with our international network, means we can help our clients achieve their operational and strategic needs. We have in-depth understanding of the region, its regulatory environments, market drivers, legal practices and customs. We also possess worldwide experience of large-scale projects and transactions, and our regional network of offices in strategic locations throughout the Middle East allows us to offer a seamless first-class service. 

Our multi-lingual (Africaans, Arabic, Bahasa, Cantonese, Czech, English, French, German, Gujerati, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Spanish, Telugu and Urdu) internationally trained and experienced lawyers have local know-how and can undertake the largest and most complex of legal matters across an extensive range of legal practice areas and industry sectors. These sectors include government, social infrastructure, life sciences, transport, capital markets, banking and finance, technology, media, health and leisure. 

Our Middle East offices and leading lawyers are consistently ranked Tier 1 and Tier 2, year on year, across a number of practice groups within Chambers and Legal 500 directories.