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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 firm in Italy is made up of over 180 professionals based in Milan and Rome. The team comprises Italian and foreign lawyers who have been practising in Italy for many years. Our professionals offer all the advantages of a global team, combining strong knowledge and experience of the international business environment with a multijurisdictional full-service approach.

The cross-disciplinary teams deliver solutions quickly, efficiently, and with an integrated perspective of business needs and the legal environment in which clients operate.

Areas of practice

Thanks to the deep understanding the firm’s professionals have of their clients’ business, the service is also characterised according to the sectors in which the team operates. Thanks to the deep understanding the firm’s professionals have of clients’ business, the service is also characterised according to the sectors in which the teams operate. The firm’s industry focus and experience enable it to provide a first-class service to clients in their local and international investments and operations. The firm provides clients with an unrivalled service delivered by professionals who not only understand but are truly interested in developing the right business strategy.

Corporate: advising industrial and financial clients, offering assistance provided by the department’s four groups with complementary capabilities: M&A, energy, equity capital markets, and investment management and funds.

Employment: the department offers effective and timely assistance to Italian and international clients, supporting them in all the challenges related to the management of human resources and industrial relations.

Finance and projects: the department houses five groups with complementary capabilities and an in-depth knowledge of the financial markets: banking, financial services, project finance, public finance and restructuring.

Intellectual property and technology: the department is an integrated group of professionals focusing on new technologies. It includes IT, telecommunications, media, intellectual property and commercial specialists, combining legal expertise and industry focus to better understand and serve the needs of the firm’s clients.

Litigation and regulatory: the department is backed by a large team of professionals with a notable range of expertise, and is formed of the following groups: civil and administrative litigation and arbitration, white-collar crime, insurance, public procurement, antitrust, telecommunication, and insolvency.

Real estate: the department is a ‘one-stop shop’, and is able to offer 360º solutions for all real estate-related legal matters. It provides assistance to major domestic and international developers, investors and asset managers active in the real estate market in Italy in relation to the purchase, management and disposal of office, residential, industrial, leisure and retail properties.

Tax: the department assists clients by providing guidance regarding their business choices, with the aim of optimising the fiscal impact and managing the tax risk within its compliance framework. It also provides assistance in litigation proceedings.

  • 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: 50+
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Romanian

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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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