We are
DLA Piper.

Founded in 1878, our Austrian office is the longest-established business law firm in Austria. From our office in Vienna, more than 60 lawyers advise Austrian and global organisations across multiple sectors.


Wir sind DLA Piper Osterreich.

In unseren Niederlassungen in Köln, Frankfurt, Hamburg und München sind über 240 Anwälte für Piper Deutschland tätig. Seit der Eröffnung unseres Kölner Büros im Jahr 2004 verzeichnen wir als Sozietät und bei unseren Mitarbeitern ein konstantes, stetiges Wachstum.


Recognised capabilities

We are known for our capabilities in large-scale litigation as well as for implementing global corporate deals and finance projects. Our market-leading energy practice has been top ranked by international legal directories.

A reputation for innovation

We also have a strong reputation for our innovative approach to legal tech, as well as our leading advisory services in sensitive areas such as international sanctions management and government relations.

Our achievements

Pro bono work

We are committed to giving pro bono legal advice, training and representation. We are strong advocates of protecting the rights of children and migrants. Every year our lawyers participate in pro bono work to support those in great need.

Know your rights

We actively support the Know Your Rights programme, which empowers asylum seekers and refugees by increasing their core legal knowledge and associated soft skills. We give training on legal issues and rights to help participants integrate into society, become better advocates for their own interests, and pursue their professional and personal goals.

Star performers

Three of our partners in Austria have been recognised as Acritas Stars. The prestigious Stars programme was developed to provide a source of highly recommended lawyers, based purely on client feedback and free from the influence of law firms.

League leader

DLA Piper was ranked in 2017 as number one by Thomson Reuters for M&A deal volume in Europe for the fifth consecutive year. For the eighth consecutive year, we also earned the top legal advisor ranking globally for overall M&A deal volume in 2017, according to Mergermarket’s league tables.

Our people

“I really like the challenging, interesting and varied tasks, the international environment, the diversity of people I work with and the openness of my colleagues.”

— Isabella
— Associate


“Embracing the possibilities DLA Piper provides has resulted in an enriching path of development for me.”

— Alexander
— Counsel


“I like that I can work very independently and make a contribution by helping my colleagues and my manager.”

— Edna
— Secretary


Who we are

Our vision

At DLA Piper we strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients. We believe that great businesses can make a better world. That’s why we work hard to achieve the best results for our clients, wherever they do business, and for our people, wherever they work.

We’ve created a culture where every voice counts and every success is recognised. And in the face of fundamental changes in the legal industry, we’re redefining the structure and approach of the traditional law firm.

Our culture and values

We’ve created a culture that encourages and values individual choice and opportunity, combined with inclusion and teamwork. We give, we share and encourage you to do the same.

Our culture is always open and always honest, strengthened by the four values we live every day: Be Supportive; Be Collaborative; Be Bold; Be Exceptional.

We redefine the possible

At DLA Piper, innovation and challenging the status quo are the vital spark to how we think and what we do. Together, we create exceptional experiences, outcomes and growth for our clients and people.

We make this happen with a culture where you bring your passion and individuality to work every day. We want you to reach your full potential as part of a diverse, global team that thrives on collaboration, and seizing opportunities and commercial edge.