DLA Piper considers Dublin expansion in wake of Brexit
Plans to open a DLA Piper office in Dublin are at a “fairly advanced” stage, according to one of the global firm’s senior partners.
Juan Picon, senior partner of DLA Piper’s international limited liability partnership (LLP), which covers the firm’s non-US business, told Legal Week that opening an office in Ireland would be a “natural expansion from the UK”.
He added: “With Brexit there will be more institutions having a presence in Ireland so opening there would be consistent with our strategy.”
It is not clear how the move will affect DLA Piper’s existing relationship with Dublin-based Mason Hayes & Curran.
The firm is also considering expansion into Denmark.