Innovation and Law&

DLA Piper has spearheaded many innovations in the legal sector. So much so, we were named International’s ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in 2020, because of our commitment to innovation through new products and services. Recently, we introduced Law&, delivering solutions beyond traditional legal services to help our clients succeed in the modern business environment. From consultancy to cutting-edge AI, it integrates technology with first class commercial and legal expertise.

High profile work

DLA Piper offers the opportunity to do work that matters. Here are just three recent examples:

  • Advising the Auckland Council group on its participation in the trans-Tasman AsOne bid to secure co-hosting of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup;
  • Advising Discovery Inc. on its acquisition of MediaWorks’ TV business comprising of: free-to-air channels, Three, Bravo, Three+1, Bravo+1, The Edge TV and The Breeze TV; streaming service ThreeNow; and multi-platform news and current affairs service Newshub, and;
  • Assisting Sean Parker in his successful application to the Overseas Investment Office to purchase a third of Weta Digital

Supportive and values-based culture

We may be one of the biggest law firms in the world, but it never feels like that. You will find yourself in a close-knit, diverse and supportive team. We pride ourselves in our friendly and collaborative culture where everyone is approachable. We take pride in our values-based culture which promotes openness, flexibility, belonging and wellbeing. Trusting and collaborative relationships with our clients and each other are at the heart of our success.

Strong sector experience

We value the importance of providing sector expertise to our international clients. Our sector approach promotes cross-practice and cross-jurisdiction working and ensures we are strengthening the engagement we have with our key clients. As a firm we are proud to actively support 15 sectors which we are continually investing in.

Global service and international opportunities

Because our clients are often global, we have to be too. DLA Piper was the first global business law firm to operate in New Zealand, giving us a key point of difference. Sharing our insights, we work together across borders and jurisdictions in more than 40 countries across the world to provide a seamless service to our clients. As well as having a global team of experts at your disposal, this will mean real opportunities to work abroad and gain international exposure.