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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.

Regulatory, Trade and 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 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

With offices on all five continents, we operate in a perfectly integrated manner across borders. In each of the countries where we are established, our legal and policy knowhow and knowledge of local languages and cultures enable us to offer our clients integrated legal services from a single group of lawyers in a single international law firm. Our international presence also allows us to provide our clients with strategic advice, taking 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 firm. 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

The Regulatory, Trade and Government Affairs team of DLA Piper has a unique blend of legal and policy expertise that helps companies to operate in a complex and fast-paced European and global regulatory environment.

With a portfolio of full legal and lobbying services, we combine practice area knowledge with modern industry insights and an expansive geographic footprint in a way that no other firm can. We have teams based in Brussels and London and work closely with wider colleagues across the international network in the US and Asia. The team stands out for its exceptional expertise and track record in navigating complex regulatory landscapes, facilitating international trade, and advocating for clients’ interests at all levels of government. We provide clients with a wide variety of services, ranging from advocacy and strategic communication in early stages of the legislative process, to full regulatory and compliance advice once the new rules become applicable.

Our professionals have a wide expertise in various sectors including ESG & sustainability legislation, trade and European sanctions, consumer goods, artificial intelligence and digital services, pharmaceuticals & life science.

Number of Public Affairs Consultants

8 + extra support lawyers

Key Clients

Anthropic, Currax, Equinix, GVS, Unilever, Coca Cola.

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 advisors that cut through the clutter and see what is needed.”


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