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DLA Piper, Dr Jens Kirchner, Frankfurt, GERMANY

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Dr Jens Kirchner

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Dr Jens Kirchner advises national and international companies on all aspects of labour and employment law. In addition, he focuses on national and cross-border restructurings, acquisitions and outsourcing measures. He has extensive experience in negotiations with works councils on co-determination rights and on enforcing operational changes requiring a balance of interests and social compensation plans. Furthermore, he also has experience with complex transfers of business, company's pension schemes, codes of conducts, issues of data protection, and with the secondment of employees to foreign countries. Jens advises companies in the technology, metal, chemical, medical, telecommunication, aviation and automotive industries as well as in the banking and insurance sector.



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The ‘excellent and proactive’ team at DLA Piper ‘achieves good results’ for its clients, who appreciate the firm’s ‘personalised service’. The ‘direct, honest and emphatic’ Jens Kirchner is frequently singled out and advises BorgWarner on restructuring matters alongside company law and collective bargaining law issues, while team head Kai Bodenstedt assisted Etihad Airways with various collective and individual employment law matters, most notably those pertaining to restructurings and negotiations with works councils. Cisco Systems instructed the team to assist with the negotiation of reconciliation of interests and social plans as part of a major restructuring including redundancies. Eva Einfeldt is also recommended.

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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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