We are
DLA Piper.

Our team in Hong Kong comprises over 200 people, including more than 130 fee-earners. Our lawyers have experience advising clients across a broad range of sectors including construction, engineering, technology and telecommunications, financial services, logistics and infrastructure.

Stärke durch lokale Exzellenz.

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Recognised expertise

Two lawyers from our Hong Kong team were named as Acritas Stars 2019. The Acritas Stars Report is the result of the analysis of thousands of interviews with general counsel and other senior leaders working within legal departments around the world. The Stars programme was developed to provide a source of highly recommended lawyers based purely on client feedback, free from the influence of law firms.

Global leader

For the ninth consecutive year, DLA Piper earned the top legal advisor ranking globally for overall M&A deal volume in 2018, according to Mergermarket’s league tables. DLA Piper was also ranked number one by Thomson Reuters in its 2018 M&A deal volume ranking. With these results, DLA Piper consolidates its position as a leading global legal advisor.

Our achievements

Carolyn Dong – Acritas star lawyer

Through her over 30-year career, Carolyn Dong has rich experience in advising on Chinese clients’ overseas investments and international investors for their investments into China. She provides a full scope of services including advising on transactional and corporate structures as well as operational issues.

Paul Lee – Acritas star lawyer

Paul Lee has a broad background in banking and finance. His focus is complex cross-border financings, acquisition finance, syndicated loans and project finance, receivables financing, cash management arrangements and vendor financing. His work often involves a number of jurisdictions, such as England and Wales, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos and the Philippines.

Early career development

We are proud to develop our trainees’ professional performance and capabilities by creating opportunities tailored to their own skills and profiles. For example, international secondments to challenge your legal knowledge combined with the opportunity to enjoy interesting and enriching experiences.

Development and growth

We provide all our people with clear career paths and opportunities for development. With encouragement from our leaders, and coaching and training, you can grow and reach your full potential. Regardless of your role, you will be given challenges and opportunities in your everyday work – and throughout your career.

Our people

“I am surrounded by an excellent team in Hong Kong and around the world, who aspire to advise on ground-breaking projects and to deliver the best experience for our clients.”

— Carolyn
— Partner


“Those who succeed at DLA Piper always go the extra mile to think one or even two steps ahead, for their clients, and equally importantly, for their colleagues.”

— Aaron
— Trainee Solicitor


“You get to decide where you want to focus and how you want to develop. DLA Piper are innovative in their thinking, and will support you every step of the way.”

— Helen
— Head of Employment


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.