Managing Partner: Sandra Wallace
Number of partners: 230
Number of associates: 570
Other fee-earners: 200
Corporate: Charles Cook
Employment: Adam Hartley
Finance & Projects: Sarah Day & Colin Wilson
Intellectual Property & Technology: John McKinlay
Litigation & Regulatory: Neil Bowker
Real Estate: William Naunton
Restructuring: Mark Jackson
Tax: Richard Woolich
THE FIRM The firm DLA Piper’s UK offices provide a full range of legal services to meet the ongoing needs of clients wherever they do business. It is the largest law firm in the UK and has seven offices in the major commercial centres of Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield. DLA Piper is a global law firm located in over 40 countries across the world. It provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognised for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients – whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner start-ups, local and household name companies, multinationals and financial institutions.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
DLA Piper is a significant operator in the UK, providing transactional and advisory work in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, tax and investment funds.
A market-leading 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. Its lawyers work on a strategic and operational level on both contentious and non-contentious matters across the private and public sectors.
Finance & Projects:
Includes dedicated teams which 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.
Intellectual Property & Technology:
This award-winning practice is made up of experienced intellectual property, information law, technology and sourcing, commercial, telecoms, media and sports lawyers, and offers a unique, global, full-service capability.
Litigation & Regulatory:
The global litigation and regulatory group comprises over 1,800 contentious andregulatory lawyers. The practice group is dedicated exclusively to regulatory risk and dispute resolution, and includes litigators, arbitrators, criminal defence lawyers and ex-regulators, along with government relations and public policy advisers.
This practice combines local expertise with an international perspective to provide high qualitycommercial and innovative advice. A full range of legal services are offered, including transactions,planning and property management. Clients include developers, investors and corporate end users.
The firm has one of the largest restructuring teams in the UK, with over 130 restructuring and insolvency lawyers who work as part of one of the largest global restructuring teams of any legal practice. The team regularly advises on high-profile assignments from the mid-market up to the largest and most complex national and international restructurings and insolvencies.
The firm provides advice on local and national tax, as well as a commercially integrated approach to cross-border 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.
In the UK, DLA Piper acts for local, national and international businesses across a broad range of disciplines.
DLA Piper has over 90 offices throughout Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.