We are
DLA Piper.

Our office in Tokyo was established in 2005. In close coordination and collaboration with our offices across the globe, we offer dedicated legal services for domestic and international matters covering many practice areas.

Stärke durch lokale Exzellenz.

In Deutschland vertreten wir börsennotierte Unternehmen jeder Größenordnung, Unternehmen auf der Stufe des Börsengangs und des Investment Service Providers.


Professional lawyers

According to The Legal 500, clients of our Corporate practice appreciate the ‘knowledge and speedy judgement’ of our ‘excellent and professional lawyers’ who consistently ‘make things simpler’ through their ‘prompt and clear responses’.

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

Preventing human trafficking

We work in partnership with Liberty Asia, a non-profit organisation, with the aim of preventing human trafficking through legal advocacy in collaboration with NGOs, corporations and financial institutions in Southeast Asia.

Helping those in need

As a part of our pro bono activities, we advised Second Harvest, a non-profit organisation, on providing a food bank in Japan and in other Asian countries.

Team spirit

In 2018 we represented Asahi Shuzo in the acquisition of the site for the company’s first sake brewing facility outside of Japan. The 52,500 square feet location is adjacent to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. The brewery will also include retail space and be open for public tours. The Japan-based brewer is the maker of Dassai premium Junmai Daiginjo sake.

M&A expertise

In 2018, DLA Piper Tokyo and DLA Piper Canada acted on behalf of Nippon Paper Industries, Marubeni Corporation and Daishowa North America Corporation in the sale of their shares in the jointly-owned Daishowa-Marubeni International to Mercer International.

Our people

“DLA Piper is characterised by a great team spirit both across national sectors and across countries in which it operates, which is of huge importance in my day-to-day working life.”

— Dan
— Partner


“I enjoy the challenge of new tasks and growing responsibility, as well as the opportunities to learn more efficient and effective ways of doing things.”

— Tomoko
— Operations Manager


“Without exaggeration, DLA’s Tokyo office has a ‘family’ feel to it, as a result of the collegiality of all fee earners and staff members.”

— Edward
— Associate


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.