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Dr Benjamin Parameswaran

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Dr. Benjamin Parameswaran has extensive experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers and corporate law, and advises both major multinational corporations as well as SMEs in complex cross-border transactions. One of Benjamin's focus areas is rendering advice to European investors with regard to their Indian ventures as well as to Indian clients in respect of their activities in Europe. Benjamin Parameswaran is jointly with Bernd Borgmann the Managing Partner for DLA Piper in Germany.

Germany: Corporate and M&A

M&A: mid-sized international deals (€100m-€500m)

Within: M&A: mid-sized international deals (€100m-€500m)

DLA Piper was able to defend its excellent position in the German market again with its ‘client-focused advice’. Recently, the group advised Columbus McKinnon on the acquisition of STAHL CraneSystems from Konecranes and IGM Resins on the acquisition of BASF's global photoinitiator business from BASF. Different country desks ensure a steady flow of instructions from abroad. For example, Nils Krause and Florian Hirschmann are responsible for the China business and Benjamin Parameswaran for the India business, while the Africa desk is gaining more and more attention. The group saw three departures in January 2017 and and three additions in May 2017: Kirsten Girnth left for Bryan Cave LLP, Michael Burg for PwC Legal (PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft) and Jan Schinköth for Sidley Austin LLP; while Mathias Schulze-Steinen, Andreas Füchsel and Claudius Paul joined from K&L Gates LLP.

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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.

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