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DLA Piper Middle East LLP

LEVEL 10, EIBFS BUILDING, MUROOR ROAD, PO BOX 109950, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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Duncan Pickering

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Work +971 2494 1531
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Real Estate

Position

Duncan acts for investors and developers on high value transactions across all property sectors across the Middle East and further afield. His investment work includes a number of portfolio acquisitions and disposals and transactions with cross-border/complex structuring elements. Duncan acts for the developers of some of Abu Dhabi's most significant mixed-use schemes. Duncan has particular expertise in the acquisition, structuring and leasing of shopping centres.

Education

• Reading University, Land Management Bsc; PG Diploma in Law • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


United Arab Emirates

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Comprised of ‘true experts’, DLA Piper Middle East LLP’s practice is 'a reliable partner on complex mandates’. Dubai-based group head Tom O’Grady is highly recommended and advised Gulf Resources Development & Investment on the sale of HSBC’s new regional headquarters. Abu Dhabi’s Duncan Pickering is ‘professional, collaborative and knowledgeable’. Helen Tapadar Hangari left to become general counsel at Realstar Group.

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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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