DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary is actively looking for a Munich office to add to its rapidly expanding German operation.
In a departure from its rivals, DLA Piper is not trying to break into the German private equity market but instead will target IP/IT work.
German managing partner Ulrich Jüngst told The Lawyer: "We don't want to be number 41 in private equity. We're looking for a specialised team of people, probably in telecommunications, media and technology."
The chance to break into Germany's private equity market has drawn many international firms to Munich, especially from the US.