• Antitrust and EU competition

    A command of international antitrust and EU competition rules is an essential element of any successful business strategy in today’s global economy.

  • Commercial contracts

    We provide commercial contract support for in-house legal teams and also handle major projects and business-critical contracts for companies across sectors. The team has dedicated commercial lawyers who at any one time will be working on deals ranging from straightforward agreements to complex multi-party projects spanning multiple jurisdictions.

  • Construction

    The cost and complexity of construction contracting has increased dramatically. Whether you are struggling with an ailing project, seizing a fresh opportunity to build in a new market or working with innovative designs, your success depends on getting strategic advice that supports your plans and mitigates risk.

  • Corporate

    With an upsurge in global corporate transactions, companies must continually position themselves to access markets and technology, improve margins and reduce their exposure to risk.

  • Cross-border litigation

    Globalisation of the world’s markets has brought limitless opportunities for international commerce, connecting people, products and businesses the world over. As work becomes increasingly borderless, so too has the potential for legal liability, exposing multinational corporations to financial and reputational risk across multiple jurisdictions.

  • Employment, pensions and benefits

    Employers have an ongoing need for advice, representation and in-depth knowledge of employment, reward and civil rights matters. The assessment and management of risk arising from the employment relationship is a key requirement for all organisations, wherever they are based or operate from.

  • Finance

    We understand that our clients face ever-greater challenges and opportunities as the global economy evolves. Our goal is to offer you the best possible representation to help you achieve the best outcomes for your business.

  • Intellectual property

    DLA Piper’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice is one of the largest groups of IP lawyers in the world. Nearly 400 lawyers develop asset management and protection strategies designed to help clients manage risk, continue growth and protect market share around the globe.

  • International arbitration

    Cross-border disputes are increasingly common, involving different cultures, legal systems and business concepts. They are often complex, time consuming and costly.

  • International trade

    Globalisation has fuelled a rapid increase in cross-border trade and investment. To compete in today’s challenging economic climate, companies must navigate an evolving set of international, national and local trade rules and polices.

  • Litigation and arbitration

    Every day companies must manage the myriad risks inherent in doing business internationally or locally. When disputes arise, many of the world’s leading companies turn to our global team of experienced litigators to represent their interests.

  • Product liability

    At DLA Piper, we handle complex, multi-party, multi-jurisdictional cases in a wide variety of industries, including mass tort and class action litigation and individual claims. Our international reach enables us to advise on laws and regulations as they relate to products wherever companies do business and to co-ordinate our services in all the jurisdictions involved.

  • Projects and infrastructure

    We represent commercial banks and investment banks, private equity funds, insurance companies, multilateral financing companies, export credit agencies, joint ventures, institutional investors, contractors, developers, sponsors, trustees, sovereigns and government agencies in a wide variety of matters.

  • Real estate

    DLA Piper’s Real Estate group, with more than 550 lawyers globally, is the world’s largest real-estate practice and is consistently top ranked around the world.

  • Regulatory and government affairs

    At the federal and state level in the US, and in the individual countries of Europe as well as the EU, our people understand the legislative and regulatory process.

  • Restructuring

    For decades, our lawyers have worked within a dedicated restructuring practice. We have a unified team of more than 250 restructuring lawyers working across borders to deliver solutions at local and international levels.

  • Tax

    Global markets give rise to many complicated tax issues that require both expert knowledge of national legislation, including tax treaties, and an international perspective.

  • Technology and media

    DLA Piper’s technology and sourcing practice concentrates on complex transactions and multi-party, high-value project work, frequently spanning multiple jurisdictions.

  • White collar, corporate crime and investigations

    Even before the current economic crisis, businesses throughout the world had been operating in an increasingly global and aggressive enforcement environment, which will only grow more intense as major financial scandals emerge.

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3 Noble Street

Turnover (£m): 1,566.29
No. of lawyers: 3,961 (UK 200)
Jurisdiction: global
No. of offices: more than 75
No. of qualified lawyers: 542 (International 50)
No. of partners: 142.6