About us

Global law firm with offices in more than 40 countries

The first and only Nordic law firm

We are the largest law firm in the Nordics as well as a global leader. As a client of ours, you’ll be met by dedicated lawyers with industry-specific knowledge, offering cutting-edge advice in both Denmark and across borders.

We are a full-service law firm providing top quality legal services to the corporate and public sectors. Our clients span private enterprises of all sizes as well as public authorities at local, regional, and national levels and publicly owned enterprises.

In Denmark, we are 400 staff members in our offices, which are situated in the hearts of Copenhagen and Aarhus. Our vision is to be a leading global law firm. We achieve this by delivering quality and value to our clients to help them succeed.

Part of the Nordics

We are the only global law firm with a pan-Nordic presence. The cooperative relations between the DLA Piper offices in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland have enabled us to set up a unique Nordic platform, where we can provide cross-border assistance to our clients. We act as one firm and compile cross-disciplinary teams of highly skilled lawyers.

In the Nordics, we have 550 lawyers organised in sector groups, which share experience and discuss market tendencies across national borders. This contributes to ensuring the key qualifications required, locally as well as globally.

Responsible Business

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

Our Break Into Law project is a worldwide initiative that aims to remove barriers to employment within the legal profession, and we have pledged $6.5 million over the course of our three-year partnership with UNICEF to improve child justice and protect children's rights worldwide.

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

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

Diversity and Inclusion

At DLA Piper, diversity, inclusion and equality are a part of how we live our values. We are one of the world's largest law firms, with lawyers and staff in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Our people reflect the diversity of our clients and the many communities and markets where we work.

With offices worldwide, our efforts to understand, value and incorporate differences are woven into our culture. We are on a journey and, like most law firms, we still have some distance to travel. But with strategic approaches within our geographic regions, we're making great progress. Visit our diversity and inclusion website to learn more.

By the numbers
#1

For the tinth consecutive year, DLA Piper earned the number one ranking globally for overall deal volume in 2019, according to Mergermarket's league tables for legal advisors.

#1 for number of Danish M&A deals 2019 (Mergermarket)
#1 for number of Nordic M&A deals 2019 (Mergermarket)
#1 for number of European M&A deals 2013 to 2019 (Mergermarket)
#1 for European Buyouts 2019 (Mergermarket)
#1 for number of Global M&A deals 2010 to 2019 (Mergermarket)

#2

DLA Piper was named one of the best law firms for client service by BTI Consulting Group. Learn more.

DLA Piper was named one of the most innovative law firms in Europe in 2017 and North America in 2018 by the Financial Times in its Innovative Lawyers report.

#3

DLA Piper was ranked number three on Law360's annual Global 20 list of law firms. The editors describe the selected firms as having "the broadest global reach and the proven ability to handle the most difficult cross-border matters."

+1.000

The world's leading legal directories have named more than 1,000 of DLA Piper's lawyers and practices among the best in their fields.

217.000

217.000 hours of pro bono legal work.

DLA Piper is committed to pro bono that supports access to justice and rule of law around the world. The hours our lawyers around the world have committed to initiatives in education, human rights, nonprofits and charity law, juvenile justice and veterans support, among many others, demonstrates our commitment.