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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 is a global law firm with lawyers in more than 30 countries throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, positioning it to help companies with their legal needs around the world. DLA Piper strives to be the leading global business law firm by providing quality and value to clients every day. The firm achieves this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help clients succeed, and by delivering consistently across its full-service platform.

In Spain, the firm offers a full-service, locally-led law firm with international capabilities. Its lawyers specialise in all aspects of business law and regularly advise on cross-border transactions. Providing support to local or international companies, clients can expect a creative and business-like approach which is practical yet flexible.

Areas of practice

Banking and finance: the firm gives significant advice on banking, including designing and implementing new financial products and operations in Spain. Its banking team acts regularly for Spanish and foreign banks, collective investment institutions, investment funds, and quality corporates.

Corporate and capital markets: the firm advises on all corporate matters (M&A, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements and restructurings, as well as venture capital and private equity work).

Employment and human resources: the firm provides advice and legal assistance to national and multinational companies on all aspects of labour, social security and immigration laws, including workforce restructuring, labour aspects of M&A, etc.

Energy: the firm has advised reputable companies in operations which affect Spanish and international energy markets.

Insolvency and bankruptcy: the firm provides strategic, legal and financial advice on insolvency and non-insolvency restructuring.

Intellectual and industrial property, technology, media, communications and data protection: the firm has full TMC capability covering all aspects related to: IP, IT and internet; data protection; outsourcing; IP, non-internet; litigation and contentious.

Litigation (civil and criminal), mediation and arbitration: the firm has experience in all types of legal defence, mediation and dispute resolution in Spain, as well as international arbitration and other multijurisdictional matters.

Project finance: the firm is widely recognised in the market, and acts for developers, investors, equipment manufacturers and finance providers.

Public law: the firm provides clients with a fast and efficient service of the highest quality in their relationships with the public administration.

Real estate and planning: the firm has one of the leading commercial real estate practices in Spain. Its lawyers have been involved in a number of significant transactions, such as the development, acquisition and financing of shopping centres, business parks and mixed retail and leisure projects, etc.

Spanish and EU competition law: the firm offers complete solutions to clients’ local and global litigation and regulatory needs.

Tax: the firm has a strong practice in relation to all aspects of taxation. The team advises on corporation tax, tax treaties and EC directives, VAT, and local taxation, as well as giving advice with regard to the Spanish tax authorities.

  • Other offices
  • Multiple offices throughout:
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scandinavia
  • Russia
  • UAE
  • UK and 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: 80+
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Catalan
  • Basque
  • Galician

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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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