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DLA Piper

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The firm

DLA Piper is a global law firm that provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognised for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients – whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.

DLA Piper in Norway is in a unique position to assist clients across borders in a way no other Norwegian law firm can.

Areas of practice

Banking and finance: the firm has a real understanding of the Norwegian financial environment and practices and is skilled in the areas of local, regional and international finance, as well as in the implementation of projects in various sectors.

Corporate/M&A and private equity: the firm is highly trained in all aspects of M&A work, takeover bids and joint ventures and represents institutional investors, banks or management teams in private equity transactions.

EU and competition: the firm offers support over the increasing number of alleged cartels and the complex framework of rules affecting companies wanting to develop their markets.

IP and technology: the experienced IPT team advises Norwegian and international clients on IT, outsourcing, intellectual property, e-commerce and life sciences.

Litigation and arbitration: the firm advises on all dispute resolution processes, including litigation, arbitration and mediation. The firm also acts before the Norwegian Supreme Court. The Norwegian arbitration team is part of the international cross-border arbitration team and assists clients in a vast number of jurisdictions.

Real estate and construction: the firm’s real estate and construction group is one of the largest and most experienced in Norway, specialising in the acquisition and sale of property, land use and development projects, project financing, constructing leases, construction law, environmental issues public procurement and public private partnerships (PPP). It acts for Norwegian and international investors, funds, property owners and developers, contractors, entrepreneurs, financial institutions and Norwegian public authorities.

Restructuring: the Norway team is one of the top teams in insolvency, investigations and recovery procedures, acting in several high-profile insolvencies.

Tax: the practice focuses on the structuring, financing and implementation of both domestic and cross-border transactions, real estate tax, incentives, indirect taxes and tax litigation.

Public procurement: DLA Piper’s team of procurement lawyers can guide clients through the maze of regulations, and they are up-to-date at all times regarding the latest developments and practice, both in the domestic market and internationally.

Insurance and liability: the firm assists its national and international clients in all areas of insurance law, from claims and coverage disputes to regulatory matters and the insurance, corporate and taxation implications of commercial transactions. The team also advises on reinsurance matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

Employment: the firm’s employment practice partners with clients to deliver advice, counsel and assistance to help them meet their workforce objectives.

  • Other offices
  • Multiple offices throughout:
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scandinavia
  • Russia
  • UAE
  • UK
  • USA
  • Individual offices in:
  • Amsterdam
  • Bangkok
  • Bratislava
  • Bucharest
  • Budapest
  • Casablanca
  • Doha
  • Johannesburg
  • Kuwait City
  • Kiev
  • Luxembourg
  • Madrid
  • Mexico City
  • Muscat
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • San Juan
  • São Paulo
  • Seoul
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo
  • Vienna
  • Warsaw
  • Number of lawyers: 4,000
  • at this office: 85
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Danish
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Norwegian

Above material supplied by DLA Piper.

Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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