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Eric Wang

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Position

Partner; Co-Chair, Northern California Corporate and Finance Practice

Career

Eric Wang has broad experience in general corporate and securities representation and business counseling of publicly traded companies, emerging growth and other privately held companies and venture capital firms.

Eric also has significant mergers and acquisitions experience, having represented numerous public and private companies in various industries both within the United States and in cross-border transactions. Eric is a frequent speaker at PLI conferences and has been recognized for his work in mergers and acquisitions by The Legal 500 United States and Chambers USA.

Education

JD, University of California at Berkeley; BA, Pomona College


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

Within: M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s corporate and securities group handles stock-for-stock mergers, management buyouts, tender offers, proxy contests, cross-border acquisitions, and divisional purchases and sales; it also represents special committees of boards and advises in hostile bids and proxy contests. In New York, Daniel Eisner led advice to Arsenal Capital Partners in the sale of its portfolio company Certara, known globally for model-informed drug development technology; and Marjorie Adams assisted Datatec, a South African ICT, with the sale of its North and Latin American businesses to US-based Synnex Corporation. Buy-side highlights included the team acting for CyrusOne in its acquisition of Sentinel Data Centers, a company that designs, builds, owns and operates turn-key and multi-tenant data center facilities for large enterprises; while in the large deal space, it assisted The Coca-Cola Company with its acquisition of a majority interest in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa from Anheuser-Busch InBev. The team also acted for Chicago-based private equity firm Wind Point Partners in its sale of plastic packaging manufacturer and distributor Novolex to The Carlyle Group; and assisted alternative investment firm Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors with its sale of Silver Hill Energy Partners and Silver Hill E&P II. Additional key advisers include New York-based US M&A chair Jonathan Klein; regional managing partner of the firm’s Texas offices and US corporate co-chair John Gilluly III, who advised Cheddar’s Casual Cafe on its sale to Darden Restaurants; managing partner of the San Diego offices Jeff Baglio, who ‘has strong negotiating skills’ and advises mature and emerging technology, life sciences and consumer products companies; and Silicon Valley- and San Francisco-based Eric Wang, who serves as co-chair of the Northern California corporate and finance practice.

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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.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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