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Sibel Owji

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Partner and Co-head of DLA Piper's US International Tax Practice


Sibel Owji focuses her practice on corporate international tax, operational, legal and business advisory, planning and structuring, global transfer pricing strategy and documentation, international tax controversy, cross-border acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, cross-border post-acquisition integration planning and structuring, legal entity rationalization of global structures, tax treaty issues, repatriation planning, US taxation of foreign operations and related topics, including, worldwide tax minimization, IP planning and structuring, supply chain planning and structuring, planning regarding US anti-deferral regimes including Sub-part F and tax free reorganizations of US based multinationals.


LLM, University of Florida

United States: Tax

International tax

Within: International tax

DLA Piper LLP (US) has ‘incredible depth of knowledge’ across a number of tax-intensive areas, including cross-border tax planning, M&A, financing, real estate deals, investment fund structures, remuneration planning and corporate reorganizations as well as international tax audits, controversies and criminal proceedings. Boston’s ‘very responsive and helpfulMichael Hardgrove has been assisting the technology company MKS Instruments with the structuring and post-acquisition integration of Newport Corporation via design and implementation of an internal reorganization and repatriation. Another highlight for the team was advising online backup service Carbonite on post-acquisition integration following the 2016 acquisition of a Nasdaq-listed software company. San Francisco’s Sibel Owji, Silicon Valley’s Sang Kim and New York’s Philip Rogers are other key contacts.

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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.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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