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Jan Pohle

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Jan Pohle focuses on complex technology related transactions and the day-to-day legal advice to enterprises from the information technology and telecommunications industry. His practice includes the legal structuring and management of complex business process, IT outsourcing and other IT procurement and implementation projects (including the drafting of the related documentation). He also advises on the implementation of emerging online business models as well as M&A transactions in the IT and telecommunications sector. Jan's practice includes the advised on international and domestic data privacy matters. Throughout his career he also advised on complex contentious matters from the IT and telecommunications industry and related litigation, including software audits. Jan is the Managing Partner of DLA Piper's Cologne office.

Germany: IT and outsourcing


Within: Outsourcing

DLA Piper has longstanding experience advising on the outsourcing of data centres and business processes, cloud solutions and IT outsourcings. The practice currently rests on the shoulders of Jan Pohle: The Cologne-based partner advised Lanxess Deutschland on the outsourcing of the group-wide IT infrastructure and the application management, among other matters. The practice recently also saw increased work for insurance companies.

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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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