THE US law firm DLA Piper this week officially opened its new Irish office in Dublin.
The Chairman Emeritus of DLA Piper, Senator George Mitchell, was in Dublin to mark the event.
The Irish office of DLA Piper, led by Country Managing Partner David Carthy, has already made a number of significant partner hires.
It plans to build up a team of 100 lawyers and business professionals in the coming years.
DLA Piper said it had set up a Dublin office in response to demand for globally benchmarked legal and tax advice from domestic and multinational companies operating in, expanding into or exporting from Ireland.
Its initial focus here will be on the life sciences, technology and financial services sectors.
DLA Piper’s David Carthy said the internationalisation of the Irish economy was driving change in the Irish legal sector, “changing how we do business and requiring greater innovation and diversity of thought”.
How firms adapted to meet and exceed client demand was key to this evolution.