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Mike Danielewsky

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Mike Danielewsky's areas of work include restructuring debt positions and the refinancing and sale of loan portfolios (whereby he advises on the acquisition and the refinancing structure). His main area of experience in this field lies with the restructuring of complex bi-lateral or syndicated loans and securitisation structures (RMBS, CMBS, CDO/CLO). His list of clients includes national and international banks, investment companies, funds as well as investors in the area of structuring and implementation of strategies.

Germany: Restructuring and insolvency


Within: Restructuring

The ‘very good, responsive and very competent’ restructuring practice at DLA Piper is active in insolvency administrations as well as in non-performing loan transactions on behalf of investors, debtors and creditors. It is singled out for its ‘high level of experience in specialist areas and its extensive capacities’ as well as ‘an outstanding service level’. The range of services also includes handling insolvency crime issues and matters pertaining to the delay of insolvency. Practice head Dietmar Schulz advised a packaging manufacturer on the restructuring of a group of companies by means of self-administration. In addition to acting on several financial restructurings for financial service providers, the ‘smart and very well-connected’ Mike Danielewsky also assisted a pharmaceutical company with securing the continuation of existing supply contracts with an insolvent supplier.

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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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