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DLA Piper New Zealand

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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.