Overview

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LEADING

Being a first-choice legal adviser for our clients who range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies.

GLOBAL

Helping companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world by delivering a consistently high-quality service globally.

BUSINESS

Providing clients with essential business advice, on everything from large scale mergers and acquisitions and banking deals to people and employment, commercial dealings, litigation, insurance, real estate, IT, intellectual property and plans for restructuring. 

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As a leading global law firm, we work with a number of the world’s top companies on business-critical issues in ever-changing markets. Our clients cannot afford to stand still and that means neither can we.

We pride ourselves on thinking nimbly, creatively and commercially to seize opportunities. They’re qualities that have not only led us to become the most innovative firm in our sector; they have also driven our phenomenal growth over the last 11 years.

So what does all this mean for you?

Simply, that if you’re as ambitious and inquisitive as we are, you’ll fit in well at DLA Piper. We work with many exciting clients across the world and the deals we advise on are often complex and challenging – transcending not just practice areas, but borders, languages and legal systems.

simon levine"Our global network has significant benefits. On a day-to-day level, it means you can ring a colleague from the other side of the world and be able to count on their support and advice. It also means you’ll build strong relationships with talented lawyers from every corner of the world. And perhaps most excitingly, it means you can take on overseas assignments and gain international experience.

All this is just a glimpse of what we have to offer, but I hope it inspires you to find out more. In my view, there’s never been a more exciting time to join DLA Piper. As a firm we are united behind a global strategy that will help us achieve our aim of being the trusted business adviser of choice for our clients and will see us grow still further. So while we’re proud of our accomplishments so far, we’re even more excited about the future."

Simon Levine
Global Co-CEO and 
Managing Partner

 

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How are we achieving that – and what makes us different?

We’re innovative

DLA Piper has spearheaded many innovations in the legal sector. So much so, we were named ‘Game-Changing Law Firm of the Past Ten Years’ (Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Award, 2015). Many of these innovations will empower you.

For example, across some areas of our business through our Legal Delivery Centre, we’ve taken away a number of administrative tasks – thereby increasing efficiencies for the client and freeing you to focus on strategic client work.

We’re going places

DLA Piper is a firm with ambition. Since our formation in 2005, we’ve more than trebled in size, making us one of the most successful law firms of recent times. We have even bigger plans for the future, which means even more possibilities for your career. Just as we grow, so will you.

We’re supportive

We may be one of the biggest law firms in the world, but it never feels like that. You will find yourself in a close-knit, diverse and supportive team. Partners will know your name and take an interest in your development. In fact, our culture is something that surprises many people. Lawyers who join us from other firms are often struck by how friendly, collaborative and approachable we are.

We're truly global and full service

Because our clients are often global, we have to be too. Sharing our insights, we work together across borders and jurisdictions to provide a seamless service to our clients. As well as having a global team of experts at your disposal, this will mean real opportunities to work abroad and gain international exposure.

We do high-profile work

DLA Piper offers the opportunity to do work that matters. Here are just three recent examples: we advised Vodafone on its acquisition of a large cable operator (a €7.2 billion deal); we supported Uber with its real estate needs in the UK, USA, Australia, Netherlands and Egypt; we advised the English Premier League on all aspects of its broadcasting.

We have strong sector expertise

We value the importance of providing sector expertise to our international clients. Our sector approach promotes cross-practice and cross-jurisdiction working and ensures we are strengthening the engagement we have with our key clients. As a firm we are particularly proud to actively support 15 sectors which we are continually investing in.

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