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The firm: DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, positioning it to help companies with their legal needs around the world.

DLA Piper strives to be the leading global business law firm by providing quality and value to clients every day. The firm achieves this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help clients succeed, and by delivering consistently across its full-service platform.

Areas of practice: Clients range from multinational, Global 1000 and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as all levels of government and public sector bodies. The firm is a trusted advisor to clients across Asia Pacific, those looking to expand their operations overseas, and international clients looking to enter the Asia Pacific market.

DLA Piper advises clients across a full range of services and sectors, with particular expertise in the following industries: banking and financial services; energy; government; healthcare; hospitality and leisure; insurance; life sciences; media, sports and entertainment; mining; real estate; technology; telecommunications; and transport.

DLA Piper was created in 2005 by the merger of Dibb Lupton Alsop, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by aggressive growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and further recent growth across the Americas, including Canada and Mexico, in Africa, the Nordic region, as well as further integration with DLA Piper New Zealand. The strategy was simple - to create a truly global firm capable of taking care of the most important legal needs of clients wherever they do business.

  • Contacts
  • Amber Matthews
  • Number of lawyers: 4,200
  • at this office: 100+
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
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  • Spanish
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  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

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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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