Across Europe the commercial landscape is changing, presenting opportunities hidden within the challenges of cultural, legal, regulatory and economic diversity.

The way the world does business is changing. Markets are moving faster and opportunities are arising from the challenges of cultural, legal, regulatory and economic diversity. To take advantage of the opportunities, we know you need legal advisors who can collaborate, adapt across borders and provide advice at a local level.

For over 20 years DWF has been working with European organisations operating in the UK, and UK businesses seeking to explore, establish and expand in Europe. Following growing demand, we have now opened offices across a number of European locations including DublinCologneMunichBerlin and Brussels to further support our UK and international clients.

With responsibility for advising businesses across Italy, Benelux, Scandinavia, Germany, Russia, France, Spain, as well as other European states, Francophone Africa and Indo-China, our dedicated international teams work closely to provide a truly cross-border expertise, and are focused on helping businesses navigate through the various legal and regulatory challenges of each jurisdiction.

Our advice also reflects the cultural and market variances at each location. Whether you are in the early stages of expansion, or further developing established operations, using our local market knowledge as an asset could help your business create a unique competitive advantage.  

The DWF flexible delivery model supports our clients by giving them control of how their work is resourced, allowing them to quickly adapt and respond to changing European market conditions.

To provide our clients with an enhanced European service we have established close business relationships with a small number of international law firms. The relationships are grounded in trust as we have worked with our partner businesses for many years, advising businesses across Europe to make smarter decisions that help them achieve their commercial objectives.


Some of our European experts

Jonathan Branton

Partner - Head of EU/Competition

I lead the firm in EU/Competition issues, specialising in behavioural antitrust, merger control, public procurement and State aid, and all related issues of public funding, including the UK’s Regional Growth Fund, ERDF and ESIF. I also head up the firm’s Brussels office and the firm’s cross-discipline Public Sector group.

Michael Falter

Partner - Managing Partner (Germany)

I am the Managing Partner of DWF Germany. I also specialise in corporate law and have significant experience in commercial litigation and dispute management.