We are
DLA Piper.

DLA Piper is New Zealand’s first and only global business law firm. We advise global clients doing business in New Zealand and those New Zealand organisations doing business elsewhere, offering seamless service in all major regions and key markets. Our offices are in Wellington and Auckland.

Careers in New Zealand

Stärke durch lokale Exzellenz.

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


Exceptional opportunities

Our clients include many of the country’s most important entities and organisations. Our global clients are on the pulse of the world’s most important legislative, regulatory and commercial developments. The experience and exposure you gain working in this environment will further develop and define your legal career.

Diversity and inclusion

We promote an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to grow their career, and pathways to success are transparent. By fostering diversity and inclusion, we can attract and progress talent, create balanced teams, deliver the highest level of client service, and effectively contribute to local communities.

Our achievements

Recognised expertise

We have New Zealand’s largest insurance practice and are consistently ranked as a top-tier insurance practice by leading legal rankings. Over three-quarters of our partners are ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific’s legal rankings.

Supporting our communities

Every year our lawyers contribute at least 35 hours to our pro bono clients. We consider it a major part of our commitment to give back as a firm. For that reason, we give our people two days per year paid time, to work on and for their charity of choice.

Promoting inclusion

DLA Piper was named the most female-friendly New Zealand law firm in LawFuel’s 2017 rankings, with nearly 40% of our New Zealand partners being female.

Fostering equality

We’re signatories to the New Zealand Law Society Gender Equality Charter, and committed to tracking our progress in improving gender equality and inclusion. We have also adopted the Gender Equitable Engagement and Instruction Policy.

Our people

“I love working at DLA Piper because it’s a truly global firm that’s constantly evolving, and embraces everyone from everywhere.”

— Martin
— Country Managing Partner


“As a leader, I love bringing people on board to share this exciting journey – be they graduates or lateral hires. The quality of local and global instructions that my colleagues and I get to work on here is simply exceptional.”

— Laura
— Partner


“The ability to tap into global resources means I am supporting the implementation of international best practice approaches.”

— Jenny
— Senior Business Development Consultant


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.