DLA Piper is a global law firm with 4200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.  Our legal and business advisers provide a comprehensive range of services to local, regional and international businesses.  Our reach is global but our focus is local. Our Manchester team offers the breadth and depth of legal support required in today’s highly competitive global marketplace and we are proud to work with some of the North West’s top businesses, many of which we have built longstanding relationships with over the years to achieve trusted advisor status. Our experienced lawyers provide advice on the full range of legal advice including banking and finance; commercial contracts; corporate and tax; employment and pensions; energy, infrastructure and projects; intellectual property and IT; litigation and dispute resolutions; real estate and planning; regulatory and restructuring.