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Bob Martens

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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International Trade, Regulatory and Government Affairs


Bob Martens practises public law and is recognised as one of the most notable regulatory lawyers in Belgium with 25 years' experience. He advises and litigates for a wide range of public and private clients both on Belgian and EU-level. He has a particular focus on complex public procurement and public private partnership cases, state aid, infrastructure projects, public energy and environmental law, and institutional issues and disputes regarding economic public law. He is known as a strong litigator and a clever negotiator, enabling success for his clients.

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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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