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Ilse Van de Mierop

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Ilse Van de Mierop is Head of the Restructuring Practice in Belgium. She is regularly appointed as receiver, liquidator and provisional administrator by the Brussels and Leuven's insolvency court. She is recognised as an aviation restructuring authority, and has worked for several Belgian airlines and aviation companies. She regularly acts as advisor and litigator for banks as well as for national and international clients. She advises and has major court experience on director's liability and is a regular speaker on this topic on colloquia. She is also experienced in acting as a receiver or for clients against receiver in litigation cases regarding the validity or enforceability of certain actions occurred in the so-called "suspected period" and in litigation cases on (the enforceability of) securities as a receiver or for clients.



Within: Aviation

Ilse Van de Mierop and Bob Martens are two of the key names at DLA Piper for non-contentious and contentious aviation sector matters, which are handled by a cross-practice group of regulatory, finance and litigation experts. Key clients include Sabena, Securitas Transport Aviation Security, Aviapartner and the region of Wallonia.

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Insolvency and restructuring

Within: Leading individuals

Ilse Van de Mierop - DLA Piper

Within: Insolvency and restructuring

The restructuring and insolvency practice at DLA Piper attracts praise for being 'well integrated, coherent and technically very solid'. The group has assisted Sabena as trustees since the company's bankruptcy, including with the disposal of properties and in disputes. The group also has experience acting for creditors and investors, and counts CFE among its clients. Ilse Van de Mierop heads the practice and is regularly appointed to act as receiver, liquidator and provisional administrator in insolvency proceedings. Other key names to note include litigators Christian Van Buggenhout and Joris De Vos.

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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.

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