DLA Piper today announces that Danish law firm, DELACOUR is to be integrated into the firm. The combined firm will result in more than 200 lawyers located in offices in Aarhus and Copenhagen.
DELACOUR's integration strengthens the firm's core practices in Corporate and Commercial, M&A, Real Estate, Litigation and Restructuring as well as deepening expertise in sector areas including, Transport, Employment, Procurement, Tax and Data Protection.
Martin Lavesen, Country Managing Partner at DLA Piper in Denmark said:
"Both firms hold strong positions in the Danish market. This integration is an obvious strategic and commercial match which brings clients in Denmark unrivalled access to local specialists, as well DLA Piper's truly global network of lawyers."
The integration with DELACOUR follows DLA Piper's merger with LETT in May 2017 and further bolsters the firm's position as the largest law firm in the Nordic region.
Hans Christian Brodtkorb, partner and chair of the DLA Piper Nordic board said:
"As the first global firm with a comprehensive presence across the Nordic countries, we are uniquely positioned to meet our clients' expectations for a seamless and coordinated approach across the entire region. The integration with DELACOUR further deepens our unrivalled capability on a regional, global as well as domestic stage."
Andrew Darwin, Global Co-Chair at DLA Piper, said:
"We have had a longstanding commitment to the Nordics going back almost twenty years and we recognised the opportunity to be the only global law firm with a truly pan-Nordic presence. We achieved that vision when we integrated with LETT in May 2017 and, following a great response from our clients in the region and internationally, our Nordic business has gone from strength to strength. Since entering the Danish market we have seen significant interest from local practitioners and firms in internationalising and regionalising their businesses and with the addition of DELACOUR we will continue to be the leading global business law firm in Denmark and the Nordic region."