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David Thompson

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Partner

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David Thompson is based in Manchester and leads a broad-based team in the North as part of the UK tax practice.  He advises on the tax aspects of a full range of UK and international corporate and commercial transactions.  His clients include listed companies, private equity funds and owner-managed businesses.  Employee share incentive planning, and the efficient structuring of fund costs, are particularly important part of his team’s private equity practice.  He also advises on financing, public/private partnerships, asset finance and real estate, including VAT and stamp taxes.  David’s range of clients gives him a balanced perspective and shrewd insight; this enables him to be pragmatic, pro-active and user-friendly.


North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate tax

Within: Leading individuals

David Thompson - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Corporate tax

DLA Piper UK LLP 's Manchester tax team regularly advises private equity funds, portfolio funds and management teams on private-equity related tax work. It also advises local, national and international companies on tax matters ranging from employee equity schemes, real estate finance, VAT planning and outsourcing arrangements. David Thompson heads the team with support from legal director Stephen Jones.

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    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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