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Banking and finance Paul Lee
Capital markets Melody He-Chen, Dr Liu Wei, Vivian Liu
Construction Harris Chan
Corporate/M&A Luke Gannon
Dispute resolution Kevin Chan, Ernest Yang
Employment Helen Colquhoun
Insurance Heng Loong Cheong, Michael Turnbull
Intellectual property Edward Chatterton
International arbitration Ernest Yang
Investment funds Luke Gannon
Private equity and venture capital Gloria Liu, Luke Gannon
Projects and energy Carolyn Dong
Real estate Susheela Rivers
Regulatory Sammy Fang, Nathan Bush
Restructuring Mark Fairbairn
Shipping and transport Ernest Yang, Kevin Chan
Tax and trust Daniel Chan
Technology, media and telecommunications Scott Thiel

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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