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DLA Piper is a global powerhouse, consistently ranked in the top three most powerful law firm brands in the world.* As the first and only global business law firm in New Zealand, DLA Piper offers clients a unique competitive edge on local and international stages. The firm’s clients range from some of the world’s most renowned global brands to the most influential businesses in New Zealand that are defining the future.

One of DLA Piper’s key differentiators is the ability to apply international thinking and experience to the work it does for all of its clients, wherever they do business. Across every major sector and specialist practice, the firm provides pragmatic, commercially astute advice.

DLA Piper is a firm with an entrepreneurial spirit and a true understanding of innovation in everything – DLA Piper was named ‘#1 Game Changing Law Firm of the Past Ten Years’ by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2015. In 2017, DLA Piper provided over 217,000 hours of pro bono legal work globally.

*Acritas’ UK Law Firm Brand Index

  • Contacts

  • Martin Wiseman, country managing partner

  • Number of lawyers: 4,200
  • at this office: 85+
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Afrikaans
  • Cantonese
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Fiji Hindi
  • Gujerati
  • Samoan
  • Sinhalese
  • Tongan

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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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