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The World's Largest Law Firms, With Lawyers and Staff in More Than 40 Countries: DLA Piper

thesiliconreview-simon-levine-and-cameron-jay-rains-global-co-ceos-dla-piper-18DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located throughout America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

The company strives to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to its clients. It achieves this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help its clients succeed. DLA deliver consistent services across its platform of practices and sectors in all matters it undertake.

DLA Piper’s clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. It also advises governments and public sector bodies.

DLA Piper provides a full range of legal services for clients in the Asia Pacific region. It has offices located in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Thailand. DLA also have strong alliances and relationships with independent law firms across many other countries in the Asia Pacific region.

The company pride itself on being friendly, approachable and responsive. It takes the time to really get to know its clients and their business. It shares its clients’ commitment to achieving the best outcomes for their business. The clients in the Asia Pacific include national and multinational enterprises, emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies and all levels of government.

Throughout the region, the firm has particular experience in corporate (including corporate finance and M&A); employment, pensions, and benefits; finance and projects; intellectual property and technology; litigation and regulatory; real estate and tax.

The History

In 2005 DLA Piper became one of the largest business law firms in the world through a merger of unprecedented scope. The strategy was simple – to create a truly global firm capable of handling the most important legal needs of clients wherever they do business.

Building strong client relationships is the compass for DLA’s business strategy and future development. DLA is grateful for the support of clients, people and communities, all of which have made it possible for us to celebrate the milestones and achievements that make up the evolving history.

Responsible Business

“At DLA Piper we are committed to contributing to the well-being of communities around the world.

We encourage our lawyers to do pro bono work that is meaningful, impactful and supports those in need. New Perimeter, our nonprofit, provides pro bono legal assistance in under-served regions around the world to support access to justice, social and economic development and sound legal institutions.

Our Break into Law project is a worldwide initiative focused on removing barriers to employment within the legal profession, while we have pledged $6.5m over the course of our three-year partnership with UNICEF to improve child justice.

We are proud to be signatories of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), as our support for the initiative underlines our commitment to responsible business.

DLA Piper strives to be a leader in environmental sustainability and undertakes initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint of its business activities in line with our Global Environmental Policy.”

DLA Piper Services

Corporate

DLA Piper's global corporate lawyers support the world’s leading enterprises, emerging startup companies, and financial institutions in their development and investment activities.

From mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and venture capital to private and public equity and debt offerings, the company assists clients through all stages of their transactions to ensure successful deal outcomes. As a full-service global business law firm, DLA Piper provides a complete range of business legal services in all of the jurisdictions in which it operates.

Capital Markets

DLA Piper’s global capital markets team represents issuers and underwriters in public equity and debt capital transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs) and follow-on offerings; rights offerings; listings in international markets; and offerings of investments grade and high-yield bonds, including Rule 144A and Regulation S transactions.

It offers integrated securities advice on complex, cross-border transactions to issuers, underwriters, selling shareholders, sponsors, arrangers, lead managers, originators, dealers. Trustees and depositories on a broad range of securities offerings.

China Investment Services

DLA Piper is one of the largest and longest standing International law firms operating in China, with over 26 years of experience on-the-ground. It has led on a number of strategically important matters during this time, inbound, for a number of Fortune 500 multinational companies; and outbound, working with its global colleagues to assist Chinese companies in the execution of their ambitious global growth strategies.

Emerging Growth and Venture Capital

With lawyers across the US and globally who focus on venture capital and private equity, DLA Piper is strategically positioned to serve and support emerging growth companies and venture capital and other institutional investors wherever they do business.

Global Investment Funds

DLA’s global investment funds practice is proud to be one of a handful of law firms which has a truly global platform with offices in key funds jurisdictions including London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Luxembourg, and which advises on all types of investment funds, from real estate funds, private equity funds and infrastructure funds to hedge funds and fund structured products.

Meet the Dynamic Duo

Simon Levine, Global Co-CEO: Simon has extensive experience of intellectual property, media, and sports law, advising on all aspects of copyright and related rights, advertising and sponsorship, design rights, trademark rights, passing off, breach of confidence and patents.

Simon has many years' experience of acting for well-known individuals, trusts and charities, and companies in many industries, in particular media, new media, sport, and manufacturing.

Cameron Jay Rains, Global Co-CEO: Jay Rains concentrates his practice in corporate finance, venture capital, strategic partnering, SEC-registered public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Jay is a member of DLA Piper's Global Board, Executive Committee, and Policy Committee.

“At DLA Piper, diversity, inclusion, and equality are a part of how we live our values. Our people reflect the diversity of our clients and the many communities and markets where we work.”