International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for DLA Piper maintains one of the broadest international offerings, with a network of offices throughout the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. The firm's well-established practices for co-ordinating advice from multiple offices on cross-border matters attract significant international clients, as does its ability to inform its advice with international precedents.

Technology sector and private equity clients in particular cite the firm's ability to efficiently co-ordinate advice between Australia, the USA and Asian jurisdictions as a key reason for engaging DLA Piper on inbound and outbound transactions.

Strengths"As an international practice they are set up in a way that allows them to deal with matters with international elements and in several different jurisdictions and forums, and a seamless service is provided across different regions," says one client, while another confirms: "We get the benefit of their global reach and training in the issues that come up in international mergers."

The Australia team's familiarity with cross-jurisdictional issues facing technology clients is also identified as a key strength, as one client says: "I was referred to them by DLA Piper in the US, and in Australia they have in-depth experience working with multinational technology companies."

Another client says: "They have the global and regional capability that other firms in Australia might not have, which can be relevant in some situations. One of these deals had a bit of an Asian angle, and tech deals have US angles. They are very good there and that's been helpful. They've got good associates and well-organised systems and processes."