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LEVEL 22, NO.1 MARTIN PLACE, SYDNEY, NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
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DLA Piper, Onno Bakker, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

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Onno Bakker

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Work +61 2 9286 8260
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Partner, Finance & Projects

Position

Onno is a specialist finance lawyer within the DLA Piper Asia Pacific Finance and Projects practice. He is also the Sydney office managing partner. Prior to DLA Piper Onno was at Linklaters LLP where he was a partner and Head of Finance in Amsterdam. Onno specialises in a cross-section of finance work including general banking, syndicated lending and (leveraged) acquisition finance, as well as trade and asset finance. He regularly advises major international investment banks and sponsors on complex cross-border finance matters and is dual qualified in Australian and English law. Onno has advised major financial institutions in Europe, including some of Europe's largest banks in relation to their finance and banking transactions. Please refer to link for details of expertise and experience: http://www.dlapiper.com/onno_bakker/.

Career

Supreme Court of New South Wales (1998); Senior Courts of England and Wales (2003)

Languages

English and Dutch

Member

Law Society of New South Wales

Education

Bachelor of Business Diploma, De Haagse Hogeschool, 1991; Diploma of Law, Legal Practitioners Admission Board, (LPAB), 1998; Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Financial Law, University of Sydney, 2002


Australia

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

DLA Piper's 'sound level of industry knowledge' encompasses corporate banking transactions for domestic lenders and borrowers, international finance issues and project finance work. Clients include Link Group, which the team advised on its IPO-related debt financing; Bank of Melbourne and Citibank, which it assisted with debt facilities provided to Glenwaye; and the Destination Brisbane Consortium, which it acted for on a bank guarantee facility with ANZ for the provision of guarantees to the State of Queensland for the development of the Queen's Wharf Brisbane integrated resort. The 'technically solid, responsive and commercial' Onno Bakker heads the team, which also includes Alex Regan and Hugo Thistlewood. Simon Huxley joined Allen & Overy LLP.

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  • 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.

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