DLA Piper’s international expansion has continued apace, following the announcement that the firm is to integrate Danish firm DELACOUR into its global network.
DELACOUR specializes in corporate law, commercial work and litigation, with its addition leaving DLA Piper with over 200 lawyers in Denmark across offices in Copenhagen and Aarhus. The news follows on from the firm’s earlier foray into the Danish market in May 2017, with its addition of LETT. The firm is currently the largest law firm in the Nordic region, with over 800 employees in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
“Both firms hold strong positions in the Danish market. This integration is an obvious strategic and commercial match which brings clients in Denmark unrivalled access to local specialists, as well DLA Piper’s truly global network of lawyers,” said Martin Lavesen, the DLA Piper’s managing partner for Denmark.
Andrew Darwin, the firm’s cochair, added: We have had a longstanding commitment to the Nordics going back almost twenty years and we recognized the opportunity to be the only global law firm with a truly pan-Nordic presence. We achieved that vision when we integrated with LETT in May 2017 and, following a great response from our clients in the region and internationally, our Nordic business has gone from strength to strength. Since entering the Danish market we have seen significant interest from local practitioners and firms in internationalizing and regionalizing their businesses and with the addition of DELACOUR we will continue to be the leading global business law firm in Denmark and the Nordic region.”