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DLA Piper LLP (US)

2000 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, EAST PALO ALTO, CA 94303-2214, USA
Tel:
Work +1 650 833 2000
Fax:
Fax +1 650 833 2001
Web:
www.dlapiper.com

Mark Radcliffe

Tel:
Work +1 650 833 2266
Email:
Web:
www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/r/radcliffe-mark-f/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate; Trademark and Copyright; Mergers and Acquisitions; Emerging Growth and Venture Capital; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Intellectual Property and Technology; International Trade, Regulatory and Government Affairs; Projects, Energy and Infrastructure; Media, Sport and Entertainment; Life Sciences; Energy and Natural Resources; Technology

Position

Partner

Career

Mark Radcliffe's practice is split evenly between corporate securities (particularly venture capital transactions) and intellectual property licensing and strategy. He works with technology companies and companies that use technology throughout the world. Currently, he is particularly focused on the use of blockchain technology and the use of tokens for capital formation and implementing new business models.

Mark has been working in Silicon Valley for over 30 years and has worked on over 1,000 venture capital transactions. He has significant experience in applying the law to the issues raised by new technologies, such as open source software, blockchain, IoT and domain names.

Languages

French

Education

J.D., Harvard University; B.S., University of Michigan; Certificate of Completion, Universite Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Venture capital and emerging companies

Within: Venture capital and emerging companies

DLA Piper LLP (US)'s bicoastal practice has established a reputation in the venture capital space. Corporate venture matters forms the backbone of the team's workload, however the group also has an excellent reputation for advising on life sciences and tech matters. Highlights included advising SoftBank Vision Fund on its $300m Series D financing of Wag!, a Los Angeles-based startup providing mobile dog care services. Jeffrey Lehrer, based in Northern Virginia, and Silicon Valley’s Louis Lehot ('a master networker') share leadership of the practice group, which also includes Curtis Mo and Mark Radcliffe, both in Silicon Valley; Andrew Gilbert and Emilio Ragosa, who are based in New Jersey; and San Diego partner Randy Socol. Also recommended in San Diego is Richard Bull, who is instructed by emerging companies, venture capital firms and other strategic investors.

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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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