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LEVEL 22, NO.1 MARTIN PLACE, SYDNEY, NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
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DLA Piper, David Ryan, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

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David Ryan

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate

Position

David advises clients on mergers & acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions, reconstructions and recapitalisations, and public company and securities law. David has extensive experience in regulated and unregulated takeovers, schemes of arrangement, debt and equity raisings, ASX listings, share buy backs, foreign investment, employee incentive schemes and company law and governance matters. David also advises on distressed mergers and acquisition and reconstruction transactions. Please refer to link for details of expertise and experience: http://www.dlapiper.com/david-ryan/.

Member

Law Society of New South Wales.

Education

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) 1997; Bachelor of Laws (Hons) 2000.


Australia

Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

DLA Piper receives recognition for its technology-sector expertise, regularly handling IPO matters for clients in the sector, alongside advice in the mining and resources sector and cross-border expertise, particularly assisting US clients with Australian listings and capital raisings. David Ryan heads up the department and recently led advice to Riversdale Resources on its proposed IPO; he also assisted Credible with its A$300m IPO of Chess Depository Interests and listing on the ASX and acted for Downer EDI on the A£2bn restructuring and recapitalisation of Reliance Rail. Other key practitioners include Joel Cox, Marc Wilshaw and Scott Gibson; Cox and consultant James Philips advised Webjet on the equity raising for its acquisition of JacTravel, Wilshaw assisted a client with a capital raising via oversubscribed placement, and handled an issuance of convertible notes for Berkeley Energia. Catherine Merity joined Maddocks in 2018.

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    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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