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About DLA Piper

Brussels Office Since:


Firm Description

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

Government Affairs is a key part of our global offering with a multi-country team operating seamlessly across the world. We deliver consistent Government Affairs services across our platform of practices and sectors in all policy matters we undertake.

Our 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. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.

Owner Structure

Limited Liability Partnership.

International Structure

DLA Piper is one of the largest law firms in the world and we strive to be the world’s leading business law firm. We operate in more than 90 offices in over 40 countries across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and Americas.

With offices on all five continents, our offices operate in a perfectly integrated manner across borders. In each of the countries where we are established, our legal and policy expertise as well as knowledge of local languages and cultures enable us to offer our clients integrated legal services provided by a single group of lawyers within a single international law firm. Our international presence also allows us to provide our clients with strategic advice, which takes into account legislative changes linked to geopolitical developments such as European strategic autonomy and the Green Deal.

In some countries we have developed privileged relationships and ongoing collaborations with leading local firms that are an integral part of our global capability. This allows us to provide our clients with a service and legal assistance that meets our requirements and quality standards in each of these countries.

Key Strengths

Our firm’s strength lies in our strong local presence and global capability (as described above), our sector approach, and our “full service”. With the latter we mean that we cover all the different branches of law and policy developments allowing us to assist our clients in all types of cases, whether they are questions relating to the day-to-day management of their companies or complex international negotiations.

Number of Public Affairs Consultants


Key Clients

Dell, Unilever, TEL, CIENA Systems

Thought Leadership

The team contributes to numerous informal Brussels groups and is extremely active in a number of projects that aid the plight of asylum seekers from Afghanistan. It also has a truly unique expertise in the area of supply chain protection and contributes to industry leadership in the European Union.

Testimonials and why clients like to work with us

“Richard has a rare ability to understand our business needs as well as the policy influencing our company – that’s why we use him”

“DLA Piper have been much more than a law firm to us. They are trusted advisers that cut through the clutter and see what is needed”

Best in Brussels 2021 Report

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