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Ian Tokley

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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International Trade, Regulatory and Government Affairs




Ian Tokley practices in the area of corporate and finance law with particular focus on debt capital markets and structured finance, primarily advising on international and cross-border transactions. His clients include financial institutions and listed global companies.


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Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Ian Tokley - DLA Piper Denmark

Within: Banking and finance

Cross-border financing transactions, international loan agreements, corporate bond issuances, and financial litigation are the mainstays of DLA Piper Denmark’s team. Recent work examples are debt restructuring for Hydratech Industries; assisting Collector Bank with a mezzanine facility to two real estate investors; and advising SEV on securing its €230m financing agreement from US private placement of bonds. Notable clients include Nordea, Nykredit, DiBa Bank and PFA Pension. The team includes Joachim Kundert Jensen, Hans Madsen and project finance expert Lene Lange. Ian Tokley and Ulrich Hejle were new arrivals from Lundgrens and Njord Law Firm respectively. Finn Overgaard left the firm.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Understanding of the Danish angle as well as the ability to draw on international experience’ characterises the capital markets practice at DLA Piper Denmark. Recent mandates include advising ATP and PFA on the Ørsted IPO; assisting Topsil with a structured sales process; and acting on behalf of Danso OTC in a takeover bid for Copenhagen Network shares. Ian Tokley joined from Lundgrens in July 2018. Finn Overgaard left the firm.

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Within: Insolvency

DLA Piper Denmark handles the full range of insolvency and restructuring matters and is particularly active in the agricultural sector. A recent highlight was the restructuring of SSP Technology; co-practice head Henrik Sjørslev led the advice. Gert Nissen was appointed trustee of IF Group in bankruptcy proceedings. Ian Tokley joined from Lundgrens in July 2018. The firm welcomed Per Buttenschøn in August 2018 following its merger with Delacour.

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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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