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DLA Piper LLP

Europe Guide 2023

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DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper LLP

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Provided by DLA Piper LLP
Europe

Global Co-Chairs: Jon Hayes and Frank W. Ryan

Joint Co-Chief Executive Officers: Simon Levine and Frank W. Ryan

Number of partners: 1,500

Number of lawyers: 5,000

Languages: The firm speaks over 60 languages

Firm Overview: 

DLA Piper is a global law firm that provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally, using integrated teams of lawyers with experience spanning a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognised for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach. Clients include single-owner start-ups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Corporate: 

DLA Piper has one of the largest corporate practices in Europe. The team provides transactional and advisory work in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, tax and investment funds. It is one of the few practices in this area able to advise seamlessly on corporate activity across multiple jurisdictions.

Employment, Pensions & Benefits:  

DLA Piper’s employment, pensions and benefits group is a market-leading global practice with a strong reputation for delivering solutions-based advice and supporting clients in the day-to-day management of their people legal issues and risk. It includes many experienced lawyers working globally on a strategic and operational level on both contentious and noncontentious matters across the private and public sectors. The group advises on all areas of employment, trade union and employee relations, discrimination and diversity management, pensions, employee benefits and reward issues.

Intellectual Property & Technology: 

This award-winning practice is made up of dedicated intellectual property, information law, technology and sourcing, commercial, telecoms, media, and sports lawyers, and offers a unique, global, full-service capability. The practice provides both contentious and commercial advice to leading technology, communications, media and financial services organisations, as well as government departments and national regulatory authorities.

Finance & Projects: 

The finance and projects group includes dedicated teams that advise on asset-based lending, asset finance, debt capital markets and securitisation, leveraged finance, project finance, real-estate finance, and trade and commodity finance. Lawyers in this practice also advise on loan workouts and refinancings. Across Europe, this team has sector experience in a number of areas, including energy, education, health, transport, and civil and social infrastructure.

Litigation & Regulatory: 

DLA Piper has built one of the largest dedicated regulatory groups of any global law firm, and it includes former members of industry and regulatory bodies. The group provides a complete service regarding regulatory risk, practice guidance, lobbying, corporate defence, crisis management and compliance programmes. The firm’s dispute resolution lawyers are skilled in litigation, arbitration and ADR and will advise from the outset the most appropriate method of resolving a dispute. They aim to solve complex business disputes as swiftly and effectively as possible, providing solutions that correspond to the business needs of their clients.

Real Estate: 

DLA Piper has approximately 300 real estate lawyers across Europe. By using standardised global infrastructure in each of its offices and, crucially, by having strong internal working relationships, the firm offers a seamless and efficient service that few competitors can match. The geographic footprint of the real estate team gives the firm extensive experience of portfolio management for single asset, multi-asset and crossborder transactions in established and emerging markets.

Restructuring: 

DLA Piper’s global restructuring group has dedicated restructuring lawyers across Europe. The teams work seamlessly to deliver innovative commercial restructuring solutions on a national and international basis. The firm’s unrivalled breadth of restructuring experience provides its diverse client base with extensive knowledge of local markets and the associated challenges they may face.

Tax: 

The firm provides advice on local and national tax, and a commercially integrated approach to crossborder structures and tax efficiency. It offers the full range of tax services that address the challenges of international commerce and business operations, including arranging operations to reduce effective global tax rates, transfer pricing, tax disputes and post-acquisition integration.

Ranked Offices

Provided by DLA Piper LLP

UK - Head office
Austria
Belgium
  • Antwerp
    Brusselstraat 59, Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, B-2018
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    Brussels
    WOLSTRAAT - 70 – RUE AUX LAINES, Brussels, Brussels, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium, 1000
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Denmark
  • Aarhus C
    DOKK1, Hack Kampmanns Plads 2, Level 3, Aarhus C, Midtjylland, Denmark, DK-8000
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    København
    Oslo Plads 2, 2100 København Ø, Denmark, København, Hovedstaden, Denmark, DK-1550
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Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
  • Budapest
    Csörsz u. 49-51., Budapest, Budapest, Capital City, Hungary, H-1124
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Ireland
  • Dublin
    The Greenway, Block C, Ardilaun Court, 112-114 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, D02 TD28
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Italy
Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg
    37A, Avenue John F. Kennedy, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, L-1855
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Netherlands
  • Amsterdam
    Gebouw Meerparc, Amstelveenseweg 638, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands, 1081 JJ
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Norway
Poland
Romania
  • Bucharest
    Metropolis Center, 89-97 Grigore Alexandrescu Str., East Wing, 1st Floor, Sector 1, Bucharest, Bucureşti, Romania, 010624
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Slovakia
  • Bratislava
    Suche myto 1, Bratislava, Bratislava Region, Slovakia, SK-811 03
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Spain
UK

Contributions

Latest contributions provided by DLA Piper LLP

Global Practice Guide
Kristof De Vulder
Laetitia Mouton
Raf Schoefs
Authored by
Kristof De Vulder, Laetitia Mouton, Raf Schoefs
Article • Jan 2024
Global Practice Guide
Fabien Ganivet
Authored by
Fabien Ganivet
Article • Nov 2023
Global Practice Guide
Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik
Martin Navara
Authored by
Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik, Martin Navara
Article • Oct 2023

All contributions provided by DLA Piper LLP

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Insolvency 2023 | Denmark | Trends and Developments
Authored by: Henrik Sjørslev, Peter H. Knudsen, Henrik Lund-Koefoed, Bjarke Mogensen
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Authored by: Henrik Sjørslev, Peter H. Knudsen, Henrik Lund-Koefoed, Bjarke Mogensen
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Private Equity 2023 | France | Trends and Developments
Authored by: Sarmad Haidar
Global Practice Guide Sep 2023 Article
Evolving Sanctions Regimes and Their Impact on Global Business
Authored by: Ignacio Sanchez, John Forrest
Expert Focus Sep 2023 Podcast

DLA Piper LLP rankings

Europe Guide 2023
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Austria
Banking & Finance
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Banking & Finance
3
Banking & Finance
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik
4
Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik
4
Band 4
Capital Markets
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Capital Markets
3
Capital Markets
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Christian Temmel
3
Christian Temmel
3
Band 3
Corporate/M&A
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Corporate/M&A
4
Corporate/M&A
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Christoph Mager
3
Christoph Mager
3
Band 3
Maria Doralt
4
Maria Doralt
4
Band 4
Dispute Resolution: Litigation
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Claudine Vartian
4
Claudine Vartian
4
Band 4
Healthcare & Life Sciences
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Healthcare & Life Sciences
2
Healthcare & Life Sciences
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Elisabeth Stichmann
3
Elisabeth Stichmann
3
Band 3
Real Estate
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Oskar Winkler
4
Oskar Winkler
4
Band 4
Tax
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Dimitar Hristov
4
Dimitar Hristov
4
Band 4
White-Collar Crime
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Georg Krakow
2
Georg Krakow
2
Band 2
Belgium
Banking & Finance
1 Department
Department
Banking & Finance
4
Banking & Finance
4
Band 4
Banking & Finance: Regulatory
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Banking & Finance: Regulatory
Banking & Finance: Regulatory
Spotlight
Lawyers
Pierre Berger
2
Pierre Berger
2
Band 2
Corporate/M&A
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Corporate/M&A
4
Corporate/M&A
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Koen Selleslags
5
Koen Selleslags
5
Band 5
Employment
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Employment
5
Employment
5
Band 5
Lawyers
Eddy Lievens
4
Eddy Lievens
4
Band 4
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