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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Sang Kim

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Tax

Position

Global Board, US Executive Committee; Co-Cjair, Global Tax Practice; Chair US Tax Practice; Managing Partner - Northern California

Career

Sang serves on DLA Piper's Global Board, US Executive Committee and National Diversity and Inclusion Executive Board. He is currently Co-Chair of the Global Tax Practice, Chair of the US Tax Practice and Managing Partner of Northern California which includes Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Sacramento offices.

Sang concentrates his practice in international tax and operational structuring, global transfer pricing strategy, cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, post-acquisition integration and international tax controversy.

He also frequently serves as the managing international legal counsel for multijurisdictional and multi-disciplinary projects and matters implicating tax, employment, IP, corporate formation, governance, regulatory, foreign exchange controls, supply chain, and import duties, among others.

Sang has led several hundred international expansion and structuring projects for companies across a wide spectrum of industries and jurisdictions from emerging enterprises to largest multinationals. Representative industries include high tech, consumer products, life sciences, energy, media, technology services, venture funds, manufacturing and distribution. Within these industries, he has extensive experience working with clients in the solar, semiconductor, software, consulting, data storage, data security, social/ecommerce, gaming, consumer electronics, retail, medical devices and networking sectors. He has also worked closely with numerous clients doing business in China, India, Brazil, Russia and other emerging economies.

Education

LLM, New York University School of Law; JD, Northwestern School of Law; BA, Columbia University


United States: Tax

International tax

Within: International tax

DLA Piper LLP (US) has ‘incredible depth of knowledge’ across a number of tax-intensive areas, including cross-border tax planning, M&A, financing, real estate deals, investment fund structures, remuneration planning and corporate reorganizations as well as international tax audits, controversies and criminal proceedings. Boston’s ‘very responsive and helpfulMichael Hardgrove has been assisting the technology company MKS Instruments with the structuring and post-acquisition integration of Newport Corporation via design and implementation of an internal reorganization and repatriation. Another highlight for the team was advising online backup service Carbonite on post-acquisition integration following the 2016 acquisition of a Nasdaq-listed software company. San Francisco’s Sibel Owji, Silicon Valley’s Sang Kim and New York’s Philip Rogers are other key contacts.

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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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