International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for DLA Piper has developed a respectable full-service offering in its Dutch office, which has significant appeal for cross-border work. The firm is frequently chosen for its ability to provide solid local law advice across multiple jurisdictions, giving the team a regular role advising on Dutch elements of inbound transactions, collaborating across the firm's extensive international office network to handle a wide international scope. The firm is also recognised for leading cross-border projects for its local Dutch client base, with a particular specialism for serving mid-size corporations on overseas investments and acquisitions and in litigation.

Key areas of international work for the firm's Dutch team include transactions carried out by its thriving mid-market M&A practice, with the team's recent cross-border acquisitions involving the UK, multiple foreign jurisdictions across Europe, and China. The firm's dispute resolution team in Amsterdam is also praised for its quality and experience in international matters.

Strengths One client is impressed by the ability of the Dutch team to act as a strategic base in cross-border work: "In the Netherlands they are capable of handling large cross-border and international disputes," noting positive experiences across "a number of matters in a number of European jurisdictions."

The firm's "impressive international network" is also a key reason why clients to chose the firm, with one saying: "DLA's global reach is a major reason we work with them," and another adding: "The international aspect is absolutely a key selling point. That's a big reason we use them: they have offices in the territories we operate in."

Others highlight the firm's "cross-border capabilities and knowledge about the subject matter."