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Dr Christian Schneider

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Christian Schneider advises insurers and reinsurers as well as insurance brokers with respect to insurance and corporate matters, including product development and reviews. He has comprehensive experience in the consultative and forensic claims handling in the fields of liability law (particularly D&O insurances and other indemnity insurances), as well as property and transport insurance.

Germany: Insurance

Insurance litigation

Within: Insurance litigation

Clients benefit from the close co-operation between DLA Piper’s insurance law team and the litigation and regulatory departments, resulting in particular strength in handling D&O-related coverage disputes, while the team was also able to further expand its pension insurance segment with the arrival of counsel Manuel Baroch Castellvi. This has led to an increase of instructions at the intersection of life insurance law and product design. Recently, Gunne Bähr advised an occupational pension provider on supervisory requirements and represented the client against a reimbursable member. In other significant work, the team acted in over 300 coverage claims under a tax consultancy liability insurance policy with regards to fund losses, and provided liability and coverage law advice to an insurance company, which arose from two lawsuits filed by insolvency administrators. Central figures include Christian Schneider and Thomas Gädtke.

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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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