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Mark Burger

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Mark has gained extensive experience in the preparation and negotiation of share Sale Agreements and Business Sale and Purchase Agreements involving local, national and cross-border transactions. He has also acted for both bidders and targets in relation to the planning and execution of regulated takeovers. He has represented parties in Takeovers Panel proceedings, both at first instance and on review. Mark leads capital market transactions in relation to IPOs, share placements, share purchase plans and other forms of local and international capital raisings. He advises in relation to the ASX Listing Rules and its admission criteria and deals regularly with ASX and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in relation to continuous disclosure obligations. Mark has advised over many years in relation to all forms of commercial law as well as advising many boards on best practice for corporate governance. Mark has extensive experience in the preparation of shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements and the broader range of commercial agreements including manufacturing and distribution agreements. Mark performs work for listed and unlisted companies with a particular focus on the IT and professional services sectors. Please refer to link for details of expertise and experience:


Supreme Court of Victoria, 1987.


Business Law Council of Australia, Corporations Law Committee (Melbourne); Law Institute of Victoria.


Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment Securities Institute of Australia, 1991; Bachelor of Laws, University of Melbourne, 1987; Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne, 1987.


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

DLA Piper’s ‘excellent’ team is ‘always practical and responsive’. The 14-partner practice, which is headed by Grant Koch, focuses on cross-border work and has particular expertise in the technology sector, where it regularly acts for technology, e-commerce and fintech businesses. Recent examples include Koch’s advice to Dimension Data on its global infrastructure-as-a-service cloud business sale to Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT). Mark Burger, who possesses ‘very good industry knowledge’, acted for Newell Rubbermaid on its £1.45bn tools business sale to Stanley Black & Decker. Notable work in the funds management space included the team’s advice to Pengana Holdings on its merger with Hunter Hall International, creating the funds management business Pengana Capital Group, as well as assisting Australian listed company Link Group with its £888m acquisition of Capita Asset Services from Capita. Consultant James Philips and Lyndon Masters also come in for praise; Stefan Luke joined from King & Wood Mallesons, and special counsel Amit Jois from Allens. UPDATE: Shane Bilardi, James Stewart, Jyoti Singh, Chris Mitchell, and Andrew Fisken are to join from Norton Rose Fulbright.

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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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