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Johan Ratvik

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Insolvency and corporate recovery




Johan Ratvik works mainly within the field of insolvency and restructuring, including assignments as a court appointed administrator. In addition, he gives general corporate advice. He has experience as a non-executive director in smaller companies.

Johan advises on all aspects of insolvency related questions, including creditor representation, “out of court” scheme of arrangements, management and directors liabilities, and law of mortgages and pledges. He has been involved in several international cases and cross-border insolvencies, both as a court appointed administrator and as a representative to lenders and other creditors.

He also has wide experience with professional liability cases, both as an advisor and as a litigator.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

DLA Piper 'succeeds in balancing its legal advice with the commercial interest of its clients in a unique manner' and leverages its global network to excel in cross-border litigation. The team also has notable experience in the insurance and construction sectors; the 'excellent' Are Hunskaar acted for Cowi and AIG Europe in a dispute relating to the construction of a slaughterhouse and Alexander Plows represented Veidekke Entreprenad in an insurance dispute relating to the liability of its subcontractor for the construction of a defective motorway tunnel. Johan Ratvik leads the group and Arne Engesæth is another key name to note.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

DLA Piper's clients feel¬†'valued¬†and important' thanks to 'a sympathetic, knowledgeable¬†and¬†competent' department led by¬†Egil Hatling, who 'takes good care of his clients from beginning to end'.¬†Frode Finn√ły,¬†Johan Ratvik¬†and¬†Erik Ramm¬†are also key practitioners; Finn√ły regularly acts as estate trustee and handles debt negotiations, Ratvik focuses on insolvency work, and Ramm handles restructurings. Clients include Centennial, Norwegian Insurance Brokers and Hennes & Mauritz.

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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.‚Ä©
    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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