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Dr Daniel Sharma

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Dr Daniel Sharma has extensive experience in advising clients in international disputes. He regularly acts for private companies as well as governments, governmental institutions and international organisations in a variety of industry sectors, including infrastructure, power, aviation, oil and gas, automotive, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, financial services and manufacturing. Daniel has advised clients with regard to ad hoc and institutional arbitrations in English, French and German, and under different rules, including ICC, SIAC, DIS, CIETAC, UNCITRAL and ICSID. He regularly sits as an arbitrator. Daniel is also highly experienced in antitrust laws and represents clients in private antitrust litigation proceedings. Daniel is Chair of the Firm's global India Group.

Germany: Dispute resolution

Arbitration (including international arbitration)

Within: Arbitration (including international arbitration)

Praised for its ‘straightforward and comprehensive advice’, the team at DLA Piper has a strong profile for handling damage claims alongside contentious post-M&A and contractual matters. In ICC arbitration, Daniel Sharma defended a large international company against damage claims, and in DIS arbitration, he defended a German company against claims for damages based on a terminated supply contract. In other significant work, the team acted for a company in an ICC post-M&A arbitration. Other key individuals include Thomas Gädtke and counsel and international arbitration specialist Friederike Landauer. Stefan Dittmer moved to Dentons.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Clients appreciate DLA Piper’s ‘uncomplicated co-operation and comprehensive advice’ on commercial and contractual disputes, which frequently stand in relation to D&O, insolvency law and compliance. Daniel Sharma represented a client in damage claim proceedings against a former subcontractor before the Regional Court of Stuttgart. Counsel David Buntenbroich, who stands out for his ‘excellent legal analysis’, is recommended along with Thomas Gädtke and team head Ludger Giesberts. Stefan Dittmer moved to Dentons.

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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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