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.

Our Values

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

DLA Piper Be Bold

Be Bold.

We are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions.

DLA Piper Be Collaborative

Be Collaborative.

We are proactive, passionate team players, investing in our relationships.

DLA Piper Be Exceptional

Be Exceptional.

We are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations.

DLA Piper Be Supportive

Be Supportive.

We are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully.


Law& delivers solutions beyond traditional legal services to help your business succeed. From consultancy to cutting-edge AI, it integrates technology and first-class commercial and legal knowhow.

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Responsible Business

Our Global Scholarships programme supports outstanding law students in developing countries reach their potential and contribute to the rule of law in their communities. And our Head Start initiative aims to improve equality of opportunity and break down barriers faced by under-represented groups when entering the legal profession.

Over the course of our six-year partnership with UNICEF, we have pledged $7.5 million through fundraising and pro bono legal support to improve child justice and protect children's rights worldwide.

We are proud to be signatories of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Our support for the initiative underlines our commitment to responsible business. Read our latest sustainability report.

DLA Piper strives to be a leader in environmental sustainability, undertaking initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint of its business activities in line with our Global Environmental Policy. For a summary of our firm's annual global carbon emissions, please see our Global Carbon Footprint Baseline Report.

Climate targets

DLA Piper International LLP have committed to Net Zero by FY 2040.

Pro Bono

DLA Piper is deeply committed to pro bono. Our pro bono efforts focus on three areas: the rights of children, access to justice and the rule of law, and assisting asylum seekers, refugees, and stateless people. Our work is both global and local. We provide direct service to individuals and organizations that could not otherwise afford counsel, while helping to build a pro bono culture in the legal profession around the world.

New Perimeter is DLA Piper's nonprofit affiliate that provides long-term pro bono legal assistance in under-served regions around the world. New Perimeter supports access to justice, social and economic development, sound legal institutions, and women's advancement. Founded in 2005 as a result of our firm's commitment to support legal advancement worldwide, New Perimeter's vision is to harness the skills and talents of DLA Piper lawyers to further a more just world for all.

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, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. 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 pages to learn more.

By the Numbers

  1. #1
    Global M&A deal volume

    For the twelfth consecutive year, DLA Piper earned the number one ranking globally for overall deal volume in 2021, according to Mergermarket's league tables for legal advisors. Learn more.

  2. #2
    Law firm providing value

    DLA Piper was named one of the best law firms for client service by BTI Consulting Group. Learn more.

    DLA Piper was named one of the most innovative law firms in Europe and North America in 2018 by the Financial Times in its Innovative Lawyers report.

  3. #3
    Law firm for global reach
    DLA Piper was ranked number three on Law360's annual Global 20 list of law firms. The editors describe the selected firms as having "the broadest global reach and the proven ability to handle the most difficult cross-border matters." Learn more.
  4. +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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  5. 197,512
    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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In the United Kingdom

DLA Piper in the UK provides full service legal advice from London and the major UK centres.

Unlike many law firms, we are organised to provide clients with a range of essential business advice, not just on large scale mergers and acquisitions and banking deals but also on people and employment, commercial dealings, litigation, insurance, real estate, IT, intellectual property and plans for restructuring.

Because we are there for the important everyday issues, not just the big, less frequent deals, our relationships with our clients are extremely important. We have a comprehensive, award winning client relationship management programme. This enables us to listen to and understand what our clients' real needs are, and how we can deliver a client-led service wherever they choose to do business. Our brand is built upon local legal excellence, global capability and long-term full service relationships with our clients.


We monitor our gender statistics internationally. In the UK, we monitor the diversity demographics set out by the Equality Act and, as a regulated firm, those asked of us by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

View our UK Diversity Statistics (effective as at June 2022)

Gender Pay Gap

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpin our values and all that we do. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative - which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. Diversity goes beyond visible differences and includes the unique blend of talent, experiences and perspectives each individual brings. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment, where everyone can bring their whole self to work.

View our Gender and Ethnicity Pay Gap Report 2021 (effective as at 5th April 2021)
View our Gender and Ethnicity Pay Gap Report 2020 (effective as at 5th April 2020)
View our Gender Pay Gap Report 2019 (effective as at 5th April 2019)
View our Gender Pay Gap Report 2018 (effective as at 5th April 2018)