DLA Piper

With 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, DLA Piper is one of the world’s largest law firms.

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Click here to access full coverage of DLA Piper in The Lawyer UK 200. Featuring the UK’s leading law firms ranked by turnover, as well as extensive benchmarking data, the report is a comprehensive market intelligence resource for the UK legal sector.

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With 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, DLA Piper is one of the world’s largest law firms.

It has been a successful year for the firm, being ranked as the biggest law firm in the world on a number of global league tables, including The Lawyer’s UK 200. DLA Piper hit the top of the table for the first time in 2011 following The Lawyer‘s decision to take into account the global turnover of all firms, regardless of how profit was shared across offices.

Global co-CEO Sir Nigel Knowles put the growth in global turnover down to the firm’s global nature, allowing certain international businesses to instruct DLA Piper across all practice areas and locations.

In terms of the breakdown of revenue across the firm, litigation and regulation and the corporate practice together brought in more than half of the global revenue last year. Corporate contributed exactly a quarter of income in the UK and was just one percentage point lower globally, while litigation and regulation chipped in 37 and 38 per cent of turnover in the UK and globally respectively.

The intellectual property and technology, employment and restructuring practices are not to be underestimated, together coming in as the third biggest income generator at 14 per cent of turnover globally and in the UK. The rest splits equally between the finance and projects practice and property, which both turn over 12 per cent each.

DLA Piper was one of the first law firms to make its way into the South Korean capital. Seoul joins the ranks of existing DLA Piper Asia outposts in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Bangkok and Singapore.

DLA Piper’s regional strategy is to promote and be led by a strong corporate and finance offering, aligned with the litigation and regulatory practice. Supporting those key prongs are employment, intellectual property and technology, real estate, restructuring and tax.


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Banking and financial services
DLA Piper represents some of the largest financial institutions and financial services companies in the world. Our size and reach mean that our multi-disciplinary teams are able to support these clients in both their day-to-day needs and strategic objectives, locally and globally. Click here for more information on banking and financial services.

Energy and water
DLA Piper energy lawyers are among the world’s most experienced and geographically widespread, offering critical practice skill, industry-specific knowledge and local coverage worldwide. Our lawyers have experience in all segments of the industry, ranging from renewables to power generation to oil and gas. Click here for more information on energy and water.

DLA Piper’s healthcare lawyers represent healthcare clients all around the world. We live and work where our clients live and work. Our lawyers work together across our offices throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the US, combining global strategy with local implementation. Click here for more information on healthcare.

Hospitality and leisure
With more than 100 lawyers throughout our offices, DLA Piper’s global hospitality and leisure sector advises owners, managers, franchisors, developers and lenders with respect to hotels and other hospitality and leisure businesses around the world. We offer the extraordinary breadth and depth of our core practice groups, including corporate, real estate, finance, franchise and distribution, human resources, litigation and regulatory, IP and IT. Click here for more information on hospitality and leisure.

Insurance and reinsurance
We have one of the world’s pre-eminent, multi-disciplinary teams that represents major insurance, reinsurance and financial services companies globally. Our size and reach enable us to support clients in both their strategic objectives and their daily needs, locally and worldwide. Click here for more information on insurance and reinsurance.

Life sciences
DLA Piper is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading law firms, representing companies and investors in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device fields. Our life sciences team operates across multiple practice groups and offices in an open, flexible manner. Click here for more information on life sciences.

Sports, media and entertainment
One legal practice has emerged as the first choice among all parties involved in the sports, media and entertainment sectors, which demand the very best representation and expect superior client service — DLA Piper. We understand the way the sport, media and entertainment industries work. Click here for more information on sports, media and entertainment.

Technological innovation has changed the way we live and how we do business. With deep roots in Silicon Valley, DLA Piper has served the technology sector since its inception. Today, we are among the world’s largest and most geographically diverse legal practices, with clients ranging from Global 100 and Fortune 500 enterprises to start-up companies developing tomorrow’s industry-leading technologies. Click here for more information on technology.

DLA Piper offers complete legal representation through its worldwide offices. We regularly advise clients in the transportation sector on multi-jurisdictional transactions involving multiple DLA Piper offices. Our teams cut across legal disciplines and many of the transactions they handle range from $100m to nearly $1bn. Click here for more information on transportation.