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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

The Stockholm office employs 150 people, of which over 100 are lawyers. The firm provides legal advice in all areas of business law, which includes: corporate, banking and finance, IT, media, intellectual property, tax, M&A, transport and logistics, private equity, litigation, real estate, insurance, regulatory, insolvency, employment and life sciences.

Areas of practice

Banking and finance: advises on the full range of Swedish and international banking, finance and investment activities. The firm acts for Swedish and international banks and other leading financial institutions, including investment banks, as well as borrowers and institutional investors.

Construction and real estate: DLA Piper has an extensive construction and property law practice. Clients include several major real estate and construction companies in Scandinavia.

Corporate: advises on, and has extensive experience in, the areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, capital market law and general corporate law. The team regularly assists Swedish and global associations and institutions.

Employment: the firm has years of in-depth experience in labour and employment law and practical industry knowledge.

Intellectual property and technology: the firm has experience in the law relating to technology, media and intellectual property and advises on a wide range of matters, including prosecution, oppositions and litigation.

Insurance and reinsurance: DLA Piper provides legal services in a broad range of regulatory, transactional and litigation matters. The firm practises at the leading edge of every facet of insurance and reinsurance law, in both business matters and disputes.

Life sciences: DLA Piper has extensive practical experience of the life sciences industry and provides advice with regard to commercial matters, including public procurement, as well as regulatory issues within the life science area such as, inter alia, provision of medicines and pricing thereof, clinical trials, non-interventional studies and other research projects as well as related matters.

Litigation: constitutes a central part of the practice. The firm’s integrated work method plays an important role, since litigation skills must often be combined with specialist knowledge.

M&A: advises on each phase of mergers and acquisitions, anti-takeover strategies, public and private financing, client due diligence and competition law.

Private equity: DLA Piper handles all aspects of private equity and assists with legal specialist competence with regard to establishing and restructuring funds, investments in and disposals of portfolio companies, general corporate law issues and general advice to portfolio companies.

Restructuring and insolvency: DLA Piper has in-depth experience from the entire insolvency field. As a market leader, the firm’s lawyers have broad experience in representing creditors holding claims against debtors in financial distress and have in that respect acted in several major insolvency/ restructuring cases in the Nordic countries.

Tax: the firm has experience in both national and international tax law.

Transport and logistics: the firm offers services concerning all aspects of transport law, including financing and marine insurance.

  • Other offices
  • Multiple offices throughout:
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • 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: 100
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • the Scandinavian languages

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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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