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Dr Dietmar Schulz

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Dr Dietmar Schulz focuses his practice on advising financial institutions and investors as well as corporations. He covers all aspects of financial and corporate restructuring. He further advises on all legal aspects that may arise, both in Germany and on complex cross-border mandates. This includes consulting on legal aspects of corporate finance, turn-around, lending, enforcement, corporate and insolvency issues including those that relate to the conduct of (cross-border) insolvency proceedings or bankruptcy avoidance, and advising on sales prior to bankruptcy (distressed M&A). His experience also includes the sale and purchase of non-performing loans (NPL), both as individual receivables and portfolios. Dietmar heads the German Restructuring Group of DLA Piper. His team is part of one of the largest group of restructuring lawyers in the world.

Germany: Restructuring and insolvency


Within: Restructuring

DLA Piper increasingly provides transactional advice to distressed portfolio companies. It also covers restructurings, refinancings and the representation of insolvency administrators in contentious matters. Practice head Dietmar Schulz recently advised the lenders of frozen fish products producer Pickenpack’s insolvent shareholders regarding the refinancing of the insolvency administrator and the satisfaction of creditors. In another highlight he assisted Lone Star Funds with the acquisition of the Dutch bad bank Propertize. Besides banks and investors, clients also include creditors and companies. Another key figure is Mike Danielewsky.

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • 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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