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DLA Piper, Dr Gunne Baehr, Cologne, GERMANY

Dr Gunne Baehr

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Dr. Gunne Baehr focuses on insurance and reinsurance laws, insurance corporate and regulatory law. His client list includes domestic and international insurance and reinsurance companies, brokers and industrial policyholders whom he assists in insurance and reinsurance matters, as well as in lawsuits and arbitration procedures. A further focus of his work is on product development and policy wordings (industrial and consumer business), as well as mediation law. Gunne advises and represents clients in complex liability and coverage proceedings, for example regarding directors and officers, and other financial lines insurances such as errors and omissions, professional indemnity and FI, but also with respect to product liability and other industrial insurances. He has handled widely noted D&O cases for insurers as monitoring and coverage counsel, but also represents clients in court and arbitration proceedings. Besides that, Gunne has also represented reinsurers in arbitration proceedings concerning disputes about reinsurance issues and was involved in the settling of disputes between them. He has also provided services in respect to international insurance programmes and a number of distribution cooperations in the insurance sector, as well as with respect to group insurance structures and questions regarding internet distribution. Over the years, Gunne has developed particular interest in insurance supervisory law and the German Financial Services Supervisory Authority (BaFin). He advises on insurance regulatory and corporate matters, inter alia, on M&A projects within the insurance sector and authorisation procedures. Furthermore, he advises on issues regarding business organisation and compliance, also with respect to the Solvency II Directive. He has represented numerous (re)insurance companies and their officers and directors in insurance litigation and regulatory matters regarding the BaFin.

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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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