'To say we are downsizing is nonsense': what do DLA's Europe closures say about its strategy?

DLA recently announced it is pulling out Berlin and Georgia – are more closures set to follow?

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News earlier this month that DLA Piper is to close offices in Berlin and Tbilisi – with the announcements coming within just two days of each other – sparked speculation over the global firm’s commitment to Europe.

However, international COO Andrew Darwin is quick to dismiss any suggestion that the firm is retrenching across the continent and, indeed, today (31 March) the firm announced a tie-up with 150-lawyer Danish firm LETT.

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