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DLA Piper LLP (US)

1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 335 4500
Fax:
Fax +1 212 335 4501
Web:
www.dlapiper.com

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Latin America

DLA Piper has established a substantial footprint in Latin America with varied offerings that cater to the specific needs of its global client base. The firm's pan-hemispheric approach to delivering comprehensive services to its multinational clients underscores its view that Latin America is of utmost importance to the global business community.

The firm: DLA Piper assists clients with business transactions and cross-border disputes throughout Latin America. It handles matters in every country in the region and across every industry sector in which its clients operate. As the level of sophisticated, cross-border activity continues to grow throughout the entire region, DLA Piper continues to expand its services to clients with a Latin America presence through its cooperation with Campos Mello Advogados in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil and with its DLA Piper multi-disciplinary practice with offices in:

  • Bogota, Colombia DLA Piper Martinez Beltran
    • Lima, Peru DLA Piper Pizarro Botto Escobar
    • Mexico City, Mexico DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano
    • Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil Campos Mello Advogados
    • San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • Santiago, Chile DLA Piper BAZ|NLD.

DLA Piper's experience in Latin America includes assisting clients from inside and outside the region with the full range of business, legal and commercial services that DLA Piper provides worldwide:

    • Capital markets;
    • Compliance and investigations;
    • Energy, mining and natural resources;
    • Family groups;
    • Franchise and distribution matters;
    • Inbound and outbound capital investments;
    • Insurance;
    • International arbitration and disputes;
    • Labor and employment, immigration;
    • Litigation;
    • M&A;
    • Private equity and debt financing;
    • Project finance and public-private partnerships;
    • Tax structuring, transfer pricing, imports and market access issues;
    • Technology, telecommunications and intellectual property, privacy and data security, e-commerce;
    • Real estate and hospitality.

A number of DLA Piper's lawyers were born or raised and educated in the region and are fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese. Many have also practiced law in both the US and Latin America and are intimately familiar with civil law systems and with the cultural and legal nuances required to successfully do business in the region.

DLA Piper's strategic relationships on the ground throughout Latin America enhance its understanding of the region and enable it to provide its clients with practical, meaningful legal advice. DLA Piper's global platform in more than 40 countries enables it to serve all of its clients' legal needs, whether they are based in Latin America or wish to do business there.

  • Partners
  • 1,404
  • Other fee-earners: 2,953
  • Total staff: 4,921

EMEA

The firm: Our Casablanca office offers the services of a multi-disciplinary team with in-depth knowledge of the Moroccan market and its legal, economic, cultural and social specificities.

Our office in Casablanca aims at providing an entry point to the African continent as we assist our local and international clients with their external growth strategies and expansions.

We advise national and international groups and companies, financial investors and institutions, sponsors, public entities and governments on all the legal aspects of their projects both in Morocco and internationally and more particularly in French-speaking Africa. In addition to our know-how of the Moroccan market, our team possesses a thorough knowledge of the legal, economic and political environment specific to North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa (particularly the OHADA zone), thus allowing us to deliver commercially sound advice to our clients conducting their investment projects in these countries.

Areas of practice: The main areas of practice since formation are mainly, but not limited to: corporate (M&A, PE, JV), pre-litigation and arbitration, project finance and infrastructure, energy, real estate/construction, as well as employment.

  • Other offices
  • DLA Piper is present in over 40 countries. In addition, our Africa coverage spans 19 countries.
  • Number of lawyers: 4,000
  • at this office: 15+
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Arabic

EMEA

The firm: DLA Piper is a global law firm that provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognised for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients – whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.

Areas of practice: Corporate: the corporate team offers comprehensive legal services across the full spectrum of corporate transactions to leading multinational corporations, major commercial companies, ambitious domestic entrepreneurs and smaller businesses. The firm’s involvement in numerous complex transactions has allowed its lawyers to develop extensive experience in all key areas of corporate law.

Private equity and real estate: the dedicated Luxembourg private equity and real estate team assists private equity houses, sponsors, management teams, financial institutions, real estate funds and private/institutional investors in cross-border private equity and real estate transactions. The firm’s experience is deep and varied and covers all aspects of private equity and real estate investment cycles. The firm is able to deliver, in a timely manner, high-quality advice to its clients who benefit from the efficiencies derived from its experience.

Investment funds: the investment funds team combines excellent technical knowledge with a pragmatic approach and legal advice in relation to a wide range of Luxembourg structuring options. The firm’s experience and expertise includes both regulated and unregulated vehicles and extends to both conventional and alternative strategies such as private equity, real estate, infrastructure and hedge fund strategies. This also includes start-up funds, expansion capital funds, development and turn-around funds or buy-out funds.

Banking, regulatory and finance: the banking, finance and regulatory team provides advice on all aspects of financing across a broad range of sectors supporting its clients in advancing their strategies today to grow their business tomorrow. The team has expertise in asset and project finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance, structured finance, debt capital markets, securitisation, alternative credit finance, regulatory and restructuring.

Tax: the firm has a client-tailored approach to developing tax structures that are robust and enable its clients to achieve their commercial objectives in a cost-effective manner.

The firm offers tax expertise and support in corporate financing, holding and financing structures, M&A transactions, fund structuring, venture capital, private equity vehicles, securitisation and real estate investments.

  • Other offices
  • Multiple offices throughout:
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Scandinavia
  • Russia
  • UAE
  • UK
  • USA
  • Individual offices in:
  • Amsterdam
  • Bangkok
  • Bratislava
  • Bucharest
  • Budapest
  • Casablanca
  • Doha
  • Johannesburg
  • Kuwait City
  • Kiev
  • Luxembourg
  • Madrid
  • Mexico City
  • Muscat
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • San Juan
  • São Paulo
  • Seoul
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo
  • Vienna
  • Warsaw
  • Number of lawyers: 4,000
  • at this office: 27
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Luxembourgish

EMEA

The firm: DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in more than 30 countries throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, positioning it to help companies with their legal needs around the world. DLA Piper strives to be the leading global business law firm by providing quality and value to clients every day. The firm achieves this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help clients succeed, and by delivering consistently across its full-service platform.

Areas of practice: Corporate: the firm advises clients throughout the region on a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, both buy and sell side, private equity – investments and divestments, corporate finance, including capital markets fund formation, Islamic finance and joint ventures.

Employment: the firm is the only international legal practice offering a complete employment law service to businesses throughout the Middle East. It is conversant with the complex jurisdictional issues that apply across the different ‘free zones’.

Engineering and construction: the firm advises on all forms of contracts, including construct only, design and build, EPC, EPCM, alliance, construction management, project management, O&M consultancy, and the full suite of FIDIC and other commonly-used standard form contracts.

Finance and Islamic finance: the firm has vast experience of advising financial institutions on a variety of banking arrangements. The Islamic finance group has worked on numerous structures, including Ijara, Murabaha, Mudaraba, Takaful, Musharaka, Istisna’a, Wakala and Sukuk transactional structures, actively engaging with the Shari’ah scholars to develop constructs that are both Islamically compliant and commercially viable.

Global government affairs: this is the strategic communications and government relations international legal practice of DLA Piper. Its communications and public policy team offers expert lobbying and communications support to public and private sector clients across the region and the world.

Intellectual property and technology: the firm’s IPT team is among the largest and most consistently recognised leading practices in the Middle East. Its lawyers deliver the highest quality technical expertise, combined with commercial pragmatism and in-depth sector experience.

Litigation, arbitration and investigations: the firm is one of the few international legal practices with a dedicated and specialist legal team permanently on the ground. Its regional lawyers have genuine expertise in all areas of dispute resolution (including litigation and arbitration) and regulatory requirements.

Projects and project finance: the firm has a full understanding of the local regulatory environments and market drivers. The team is experienced across the full spectrum of infrastructure & project finance related issues. From project structuring and delivery to construction and finance, the firm provides the know-how to tailor documents to local commercial conditions.

Real estate: the firm acts for some of the world’s largest real estate investors and developers and regionally, many leading master developers and government-owned entities on some of the most high profile projects. It has considerable experience in the acquisition and development of freehold and leasehold property and the structuring of mixed-use schemes, including community and strata title schemes.

Restructuring: the firm handles assignments from the mid-market to the largest national and international restructurings and insolvencies. The firm’s experience and understanding of all stakeholders’ competing and sometimes complementary interests ensures it provides the best possible advice for each unique situation.

Our services from our office in Kuwait are provided by DLA Piper Kuwait, a joint venture between NEN Al Wagayan, Al Awadhi & Al Saif and DLA Piper Middle East LLP, which is part of DLA Piper. DLA Piper is a global law firm operating through various separate and distinct legal entities.

  • Other offices
  • Multiple offices throughout:
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Russia
  • UAE
  • UK
  • USA
  • Individual city offices in:
  • Amsterdam
  • Bangkok
  • Bratislava
  • Bucharest
  • Budapest
  • Casablanca
  • Doha
  • Helsinki
  • Johannesburg
  • Kuwait City
  • Kiev
  • Luxembourg
  • Madrid
  • Mexico City
  • Muscat
  • Oslo
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • San Juan
  • São Paulo
  • Seoul
  • Singapore
  • Stockholm
  • Tbilisi
  • Tokyo
  • Vienna
  • Warsaw
  • Contacts
  • Peter Somekh (Regional Managing Partner, Middle East, T +971 4438 6327, peter.somekh@dlapiper.com)
  • Terry O'Regan (Head of Kuwait Office, T +965 2291 5824, terry.o'regan@dlapiper.com)
  • Number of lawyers: 4,000
  • at this office: 3
  • Languages
  • English
  • Arabic

EMEA

The firm: DLA Piper is a global law firm that provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognised for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients – whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.

The firm was founded in February 1997. Since its inception, the firm has grown considerably and is generally recognised as one of the foremost corporate and commercial law firms in Namibia, specifically in the financial and banking sectors. A member of DLA Piper Group and DLA Piper Africa, alliances of leading independent law firms working together in association, both locally and internationally.

Areas of practice: Corporate and commercial: the firm does negotiating and drafting of agreements, conducting due diligences, mergers and acquisitions, completion, advising on commercial transactions and matters incidental thereto, admiralty, shipping and marine resources and information and communication, governance, structuring and company secretarial services.

Conveyancing: the firm deals with real estate and property commercial estate sectional title.

Litigation and dispute resolution: the firm is skilled in litigation and arbitration, banking litigation we advising many financial institutions, multinational organisations and global banking giants. We have extensive experience in contentious banking and finance matters and the range of skills needed successfully to manage litigation risks and disputes in the financial services sector, providing timely and through advice on regulatory, legal and reputational issues.

Banking and finance: the firm advises in syndicate and bilateral financing structures, leveraged and acquisition finance, including senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt, high-yield instruments and payment-in-kind instruments, infrastructure and project financing, limited recourse financing and public / private partnership, debt capital markets and corporate bonds, bond issues, equity capital markets and securities, derivatives securitisations, both syndicate and traditional, structured finance, corporate finance, banking and financial services regulation and drafting, negotiating and settling loan association market agreements on behalf of clients.

Employment labour: the firm advises / represent clients in arbitration matters before the labour commission of Namibia, all aspects of disciplinary proceedings, strike action & collective bargaining, ADR, advising clients on their work place policies and employment contracts, advising on all facets of the labour relations in Namibia, inclusive of, health and safety matters labour court reviews and appeals reviews in respect of labour matter, work permits.

Taxation: the firm deals with VAT impact analysis for clients, tax and legal opinions, drafting of contracts, post-VAT business structures and impact analysis, tax compliance, requesting rulings and directives on behalf of clients, VAT contingency reviews focusing on short-term insurance and fishing industries advising financial advisors and brokers regarding insurance products and relating tax issues.

  • Other offices
  • Multiple offices throughout:
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Scandinavia
  • Russia
  • UAE
  • UK and USA
  • Individual offices in:
  • Amsterdam
  • Bangkok
  • Bratislava
  • Bucharest
  • Budapest
  • Casablanca
  • Doha
  • Johannesburg
  • Kuwait City
  • Kiev
  • Luxembourg
  • Madrid
  • Mexico City
  • Muscat
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • San Juan
  • São Paulo
  • Seoul
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo
  • Vienna
  • Warsaw
  • Number of lawyers: 11
  • at this office: 3
  • Languages
  • English
  • Member
  • DLA Piper Africa

EMEA

The firm: DLA Piper is a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, and provides a broad range of legal services to local, regional and international clients.

Areas of practice: Corporate: the firm advises clients throughout the region on a wide range of transactions, including: mergers and acquisitions, both buy and sell side; private equity – investments and divestments; corporate finance, including capital markets fund formation; Islamic finance; and joint ventures.

Employment: the firm is the only international legal practice offering a complete employment law service to businesses throughout the Middle East. The firm is conversant with the complex jurisdictional issues that apply across the different ‘free zones’, including the DIFC in Dubai.

Engineering and construction: the firm’s lawyers advise on all forms of contracts, including construct only, design and build, EPC, EPCM, alliance, construction management, project management, O&M consultancy, and the full suite of FIDIC and other commonly-used standard form contracts.

Finance and Islamic finance: the firm has vast experience of advising financial institutions on a variety of banking arrangements. The Islamic finance group has worked on numerous structures, including Ijara, Murabaha, Mudaraba, Takaful, Musharaka, Istisna’a, Wakala and Sukuk transactional structures, actively engaging with the Shari’ah scholars to develop constructs that are both Islamically compliant and commercially viable.

Global government affairs: global government affairs is the strategic communications and government relations international legal practice of DLA Piper. Its communications and public policy team offers expert lobbying and communications support to public and private sector clients across the region and the world.

Intellectual property and technology: the IPT team is among the largest and most consistently recognised leading practices in the Middle East. The team delivers the highest quality technical expertise, combined with commercial pragmatism and in-depth sector experience.

Litigation, arbitration and investigations: the firm is one of the few international legal practices with a dedicated and specialist legal team permanently on the ground. Its regional lawyers have genuine expertise in all areas of dispute resolution (including international litigation, local litigation and arbitration) and regulatory requirements.

Projects and project finance: the firm’s lawyers have a full understanding of the local regulatory environments and market drivers. The team is experienced across the full spectrum of infrastructure and project finance-related issues. From project structuring and delivery to construction and finance, the practice provides the know-how to tailor documents to local commercial conditions.

Real estate: the firm acts for some of the world’s largest real estate investors and developers and, regionally, many leading master developers and government-owned entities on some of the most high-profile projects. It has considerable experience in the acquisition and development of freehold and leasehold property and the structuring of mixed-use schemes, including community and strata title schemes.

Restructuring: the firm handles assignments from the mid-market to the largest national and international restructurings and insolvencies. It is the firm’s experience and understanding of all stakeholders’ competing, and sometimes complementary, interests which ensures it provides the best possible advice for each unique situation.

Legal services in connection with Saudi Arabia are supplied by Amer Al Amr Law Firm (a sole proprietorship licensed to practice in Saudi Arabia under the Ministry of Justice license number 157/32) working in collaboration with DLA Piper Middle East LLP.

DLA Piper Middle East LLP is part of DLA Piper, a global law firm operating through various separate and distinct legal entities.

  • Other offices
  • Algeria*
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina*
  • Botswana*
  • Burundi*
  • China
  • Croatia*
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt*
  • Ethiopia*
  • France
  • Germany
  • Georgia
  • Ghana*
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kenya*
  • Kuwait
  • Mauritius*
  • Mexico
  • Namibia*
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand*
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Poland
  • Portugal*
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda*
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • South Africa*
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden*
  • Tanzania*
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • UAE
  • UK
  • US
  • Uganda*
  • Ukraine
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia*
  • Contacts
  • Peter Somekh (Regional Managing Partner, Middle East, T +971 4438 6327, peter.somekh@dlapiper.com)
  • Number of lawyers: 4,000
  • at this office: 60
  • Languages
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Armenian

EMEA

The firm: DLA Piper is a global law firm that provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognised for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients – whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.

DLA Piper Denmark is one of the leading full-service law firms in Denmark. Clients include private enterprises, the financial sector, the public sector, organisations and private individuals in Denmark and abroad. DLA Piper is the largest law firm in the Nordic countries, and globally DLA Piper has more than 4,200 lawyers in 40 countries, which makes DLA Piper the third largest law firm in the world.

Areas of practice: Banking and finance: DLA Piper Denmark regularly provides advice to a large number of enterprises in the financial sector, including banks, insurance companies, pension funds and mortgage credit institutions on all aspects relevant to their business. Their specialist team has profound knowledge of the extensive regulation of the sector. In addition, DLA Piper Denmark assists financial businesses in exposures to customers.

Capital markets: DLA Piper Denmark regularly represents shareholders in and executive managements of a large number of Danish and foreign companies whose shares are listed. In addition, DLA Piper Denmark advises acquirers of listed companies, including in connection with submissions of bids.

Commercial and company: DLA Piper Denmark’s assistance comprises not only the general matters of commercial and company law which all enterprises and organisations need to deal with from time to time. Their specialists also provide advice on the highly complex company transactions and issues only rarely encountered by the individual enterprise.

Construction and real estate: DLA Piper Denmark has experience in advising Danish and foreign property players as well as public enterprises and authorities on all legal aspects of real estate, including in connection with construction, operation, development, sale, purchase and letting as well as in connection with financing and charges concerning real estate. DLA Piper Denmark have one of the largest real-estate departments in Denmark.

Employment and labour: DLA Piper Denmark advises the members of management and the HR managers and employees of large as well as small enterprises, in both the private and the public sectors, on employment-law issues. But also executives and employees who wish to receive the best possible legal advice. DLA Piper Denmark has extensive experience of all legal aspects of employment and the challenges which may arise before, during and after employment.

Energy: DLA Piper Denmark advises a considerable number of both public and private players within the energy sector. Their team advises oil and gas companies, as well as companies dealing in electricity, heating, water supply, waste water and waste. In this respect, DLA Piper Denmark advises to an increasing extent on investments in renewable energy plants in the form of wind farms, biogas plants, solar cells and geothermic, etc.

Environment: within environmental law DLA Piper Denmark has for many years been active allies as well as adversaries and have contributed to development by i.e. conducting cases of general public importance relating to statutory interpretation, and DLA Piper Denmark contributes to public debate and professional forums.

EU and competition: competition rules make up the constitution of the business sector and apply to any kind of economic activity in Denmark and the EU. On the other hand, competition rules may restrict the possibilities to trade freely. DLA Piper Denmark has extensive experience in advising enterprises on all the aspects of competition rules in Denmark and the EU. DLA Piper Denmark provides competent management sparring concerning optimising enterprises’ operations within the competition-law framework.

Infrastructure and public investments: DLA Piper Denmark advises public/semi-public authorities, regions/municipalities and private businesses on all aspects within infrastructure and public investments, including in particular PPP/PPC and ESCO projects. Therefore, they have in-depth knowledge of the issues in the wake of infrastructure projects, and the approach is both broad and solution oriented.

Insolvency and restructuring: DLA Piper Denmark advises enterprises in financial distress. The goal is to find value-creating solutions that work for the enterprise in question and the other involved stakeholders, including owners, banks, charge holders, employees, suppliers as well as its management.

Insurance and tort: DLA Piper Denmark has expertise in all areas of insurance law and the law of damages, and the many years of experience have given them profound and invaluable knowledge of the insurance industry. DLA Piper Denmark can therefore provide optimum solution-oriented and professional advice to the clients.

Intellectual property and entertainment: trade-marks, design, patents, copyright law, domain names and issues arising out of marketing law – tend to play an important role for today’s enterprises. Protection, enforcement and exploitation of these rights in a world that is constantly on the move is therefore essential. DLA Piper Denmark offers highly qualified advising and sparring within all aspects of Intellectual Property and Entertainment.

IT, E-commerce and telecommunications: DLA Piper Denmark advises clients on both national and international aspects of IT, e-commerce and telecommunications law. Clients include large corporations as well as a number of emerging technology companies.

Litigation and arbitration: DLA Piper Denmark has long and extensive experience in representing Danish as well as international clients before all tiers of the Danish judicial system and in conducting cases before the European Court of Justice.

Mergers and acquisitions: an M&A transaction may be a complicated process, but the assistance of experienced advisors may help avoid unnecessary complication of the process. DLA Piper Denmark has extensive experience in planning and carrying out mergers and acquisitions, representing sellers as well as purchasers, which enables them to make highly valuable contributions.

Personal data: the use of electronic data processing, including for the purposes of generating specific user profiles and behaviour-based marketing, is rapidly increasing. At the same time, heightened focus is brought on the statutory regulation of the area, citizens’ rights and increased control by public authorities. DLA Piper Denmark advises enterprises and public authorities on procuring a legal basis for processing personal data, including on the Danish Act on Processing of Personal Data and provisions in special legislation.

Private equity and venture capital: DLA Piper Denmark offers advice on all legal aspects of private-equity transactions and alternative investment structures, including buy-outs and growth equity investments, venture and seed capital and any other risk capital. Moreover, they provide advice to institutional as well as other professional investors involved in fund-of-funds investments and limited partnership units (secondaries).

Procurement: there is an ever-increasing focus on the procurement of goods, services or works, including the questions of who is required to invite tenders, what contracts must be put out to tender, how to correctly manage the procurement process and what action tenderers should take if they feel unfairly treated during the procurement process. As advisors for players on the part of contracting entities and tenderers, DLA Piper Denmark has a wealth of experience within procurement law.

Public: DLA Piper Denmark has a wealth of experience within public law. Their competence encompasses special administrative-law disciplines such as municipal law, the Danish Act on Public Access to Documents on Public Files and the Danish Public Administration Act as well as law relating to spending allocations. DLA Piper Denmark’s strongest card may well be their understanding of and routine in handling requirements for successfully navigating in a politically managed system.

Tax: DLA Piper Denmark combines advice with commercial understanding and has a large team of specialists. DLA Piper Denmark provides high-quality advice within all aspects of tax law, including income tax, corporation tax and property tax as well as other taxes and duties. Their experience extends to both corporate clients and private individuals as well as public enterprises and authorities, and they represent clients in disputes in relation to the tax authorities and before the courts.

Transport and shipping: DLA Piper Denmark provides assistance to forwarding agents, principals and carriers as regards advice, conclusion of contracts, provision of security and dispute resolution within all areas of transport and shipping. Clients: Ørsted, Pandora, Movia, Leonardo DRS, Danica Pension, Abbott Laboratories, EY, AIG, XL Catlin, Chubb, Nordea, Nykredit, Finansiel Stabilitet, Jyske Bank, Sparekassen Sjælland, Danish Dairy Board, JP/Politikens Hus, Cimber Sterling, Royal Dutch Shell, BRFkredit, Municipality of Frederiksberg, Royal Arena, Salling Fondene, PNO Holding A/S, Benjamin Capital A/S, Domis Ejendomme A/S.

  • Languageys
  • Danish
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish
  • Other offices
  • Multiple offices throughout:
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scandinavia
  • Russia
  • UAE
  • UK
  • USA
  • Individual offices in:
  • Amsterdam
  • Bangkok
  • Bratislava
  • Bucharest
  • Budapest
  • Casablanca
  • Doha
  • Johannesburg
  • Kuwait City
  • Kiev
  • Luxembourg
  • Madrid
  • Mexico City
  • Muscat
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • San Juan
  • São Paulo
  • Seoul
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo
  • Vienna
  • Warsaw
  • Number of lawyers: 4,000
  • at this office: 206

Above material supplied by DLA Piper LLP (US).

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