- UK :
- Managing Partner: Sir Nigel Knowles
- Senior Partner: Tony Angel
- Number of partners: 293
- Number of associates: 646
- Other fee-earners: 245
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 fifth largest law firm in the UK and has eight offices in the major commercial centres of Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London,Manchester and Sheffield.
DLA Piper is a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers across 77 offices worldwide. 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
Corporate: 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.
Employment, Pensions & Benefits: 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 specialist 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 specialist 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 lawyers and regulatory specialists. 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, public policy and media relations advisers, all with specialist expertise.
Real Estate: This practice combines local expertise with an international perspective to provide high quality commercial and innovative advice. A full range of legal services is offered, including transactions, planning and property management. Clients include developers, investors and corporate end users.
Restructuring: The firm has one of the largest restructuring teams in the UK, with over 130 restructuring and insolvency specialists 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.
Tax: 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.
CLIENTS In the UK, DLA Piper acts for local, national and international businesses across a broad range of disciplines.
INTERNATIONAL Globally, DLA Piper has more than 4,200 lawyers in 77 offices in 31 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. Through its exclusive alliance, DLA Piper Group, comprising carefully selected law firms with offices in countries where it does not have a presence, DLA Piper is able to further increase its substantial reach to include Africa and South America.
RECRUITMENT DLA Piper offers exceptional career opportunities to lawyers, aspiring graduates and business support professionals within an environment that is challenging, rewarding and innovative. For further information, please visit the careers section on the website at: www.dlapiper.com