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Jan Eltzschig

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Jan Eltzschig focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate law. His experience extends to a broad range of industry sectors, including insurance, financial services, IT/High-Tech as well as manufacturing/consumer products. In addition, Jan has broad experience in general corporate and commercial matters, including corporate restructurings, board matters, corporate governance and compliance. In the insurance sector, he has broad experience in advising on various complex and cross-border M&A- and corporate projects, including acquisitions (both strategic and capital investments), portfolio transfers, setting up of insurance group structures (among others as to corporate, distribution, services and outsourcing aspects) as well as joint-venture and business combination agreements, all with regard to life as well as non-life insurers.

Germany: Insurance

Advice to insurers

Within: Advice to insurers

DLA Piper’s handling of instructions is based on a tight co-operation with the corporate and employment teams, which results in a particular strength dealing with matters at this interface, while handling pension insurance mandates, frequently including life insurance and product design elements, constitutes an increasingly significant portion of the practice’s workload. Recently, the team advised the Baloise Group on the sale of a closed life insurance portfolio held by the German branch of Basler Leben to the Frankfurter Leben Group, and on the sale of a 100% stake in the German insurance brokerage group Assekuranz Herrmann to the German Artus Group including related due diligence. In other work, Gunne Bähr assisted a client from the pension insurance sector with regulatory and contractual issues including executive board obligations in the face of the zero-interest rate environment. Jan Eltzschig is recommended.

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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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