DLA Piper is a global law firm operating through a number of separately constituted and regulated legal entities which provide legal and other client services in accordance with the relevant laws of the jurisdictions in which they respectively operate. Details of the different DLA Piper entities that provide legal services or other services to clients in respect of each country in which DLA Piper carries on business can be found here.
DLA Piper's business in Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific is governed by DLA Piper International LLP. The members, partners or other principals of the various entities that provide client services in those regions are members of DLA Piper International LLP, unless they are prevented from doing so due to regulatory restrictions. DLA Piper International LLP is not engaged in the provision of legal or other client services. Further information about DLA Piper International LLP can be found here.
DLA Piper LLP (US) (a Maryland limited liability partnership) practices law in various jurisdictions in the United States of America. Further information about DLA Piper LLP (US) can be found here.
DLA Piper International LLP and DLA Piper LLP (US) are members of DLA Piper Global (a Swiss verein) which does not itself provide legal or other client services.
The use of the name "DLA Piper" and words or phrases such as "firm", "law firm" or "international legal practice" is for convenience only and does not imply that all or any of such entities are in partnership together or accept responsibility for the acts or omissions of each other. Legal responsibility for the provision of services to clients is defined in engagement terms entered into between clients and the relevant DLA Piper entity and these should be relied upon in determining liability for the services provided. Absent the explicit agreement and consent of both entities involved, no DLA Piper entity is responsible for the acts or omissions of, nor has any authority to obligate or otherwise bind, any other DLA Piper entity.
In accordance with the common terminology used in professional service organisations, we use the term "partner" in this website to refer to a person who is a member, partner or person of equivalent standing or authority in an individual practicing entity.
In some countries where DLA Piper does not have its own presence, exclusive arrangements have been entered into with independent legal practices which we refer to as DLA Piper Group firms. These firms are in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Kuwait, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania and Zambia. Some DLA Piper Group firms include "DLA" in their names. DLA Piper Group firms are affiliated with DLA Piper International LLP and have adopted various practices and procedures that are aligned with DLA Piper entities but they are not themselves part of or financially integrated with any DLA Piper entities. DLA Piper Group firms are owned and managed by their respective members, partners or other principals and not by partners of any DLA Piper entities.