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DLA Piper to launch in Dublin as firm predicts influx of financial services work post-Brexit

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Not the first outfit to rock up in Ireland since the referendum

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DLA Piper is launching an office in Dublin to take advantage of what the global titan predicts will be an influx of financial services businesses to Ireland post-Brexit.

The firm, which already has a whopping 90 offices across 40 countries, said its latest outpost will initially focus on the financial services, technology and life sciences sectors. Revealing that DLA had been considering a move to Dublin “for some time”, global co-CEO Simon Levine said:

“Dublin is an important legal market and a key global hub for the financial services and technology sectors, in addition to being well located to support our global tax practice, and will continue to be so, particularly in the context of Brexit, as we expect more institutions to have or develop a presence in the country.”

DLA isn’t the first big legal player to launch in Dublin since June 2016’s referendum. Other outfits include Pinsent Masons, Simmons & Simmons and Covington & Burling.

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Back to DLA and details regarding its new Irish offering remain thin on the ground. It’s still not clear how many lawyers the outfit is looking to take on, for example. We can, however, tell you that the office will be headed up by David Carthy, who will join DLA from the Irish outfit William Fry, where he’s currently a corporate partner. Carthy is a qualified attorney in the US as well as a solicitor in both England and Ireland.

We have reached out to the firm regarding the position on the possibility of Irish training contracts, but is yet to hear back. Legal Cheek’s Firms Most List shows DLA Piper offers around 70 training contracts annually. London-based rookies currently earn a salary of £44,000 in year one, rising to £49,000 in year two. It’s newly qualified lawyers, again in London, earn £75,000.

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Judge hobosexual

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Anonymous

“We have reached out to the firm regarding the position on the possibility of Irish training contracts, but is yet to hear back. Legal Cheek’s Firms Most List shows DLA Piper offers around 70 training contracts annually. London-based rookies currently earn a salary of £44,000 in year one, rising to £49,000 in year two. It’s newly qualified lawyers, again in London, earn £75,000.”

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Anonymous

Meanwhile a Remoaner QC is worried that his practice area will disappear and he will be living on cat food

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/brexit/2018/05/calls-eu-commitments-state-aid-are-fantastical-solution-imaginary-problem

He can suck it right up

Anonymous

Nothing could be further from the truth.

The UK will continue to have a competition law regime (like almost every country in the world) and it’s already started taking steps to implement its own State aid regime. The
UK putting in a State aid regime is good for the current Government as (1) it’s the likely price of any trade deal with the EU (putting it in now makes it look like the UK has a choice); and (2) a State aid regime is a useful restraint to stop the devolved assemblies and a future Corbyn government splashing the cash in a most un-Tory way.
“Remoaner” George meanwhile will be fine: post Brexit he’ll be able to start charging for the same work twice: once for the EU advice and again for the UK advice.

Anonymous

Wow. These four brief repetitive articles about basically nothing make up LCs work output for the day. That is, what, one boring article per member of writing staff? What are you doing all day I do hope for your sponsors’ sake you don’t all take full time 37.5hr week salaries!! Don’t go into law, go to work for Legal Cheek!!!

Trewor

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LC staff

Don’t worry we don’t get paid. We just day drink and post bilge all day

Anonymous

Why did DLA get so big? It just kept Dublin and Dublin and Dublin and DUBLIN.

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