DLA Piper, the second-largest law firm in the United States based on worldwide attorneys, is planning to open offices in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and perhaps the neighboring country of Qatar and is also exploring setting up in Mumbai, India.

The firm, which already has an office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, sees the Persian Gulf region as attractive because of the oil wealth and booming real estate industry, said Lee Miller, one of three joint chief executives for the international firm. Similarly, the firm is focusing on real estate finance projects and large privatizations in Asia and Africa, he said.

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