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Dr Frank Roth

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Dr Frank Roth focuses on dispute resolution with a focus on energy, technology, life sciences and government contracts. His contentious practice ranges from commercial litigation to international arbitration. He has broad experience in cross-jurisdictional, insolvency law and joint venture disputes. Apart from representing clients in public procurement disputes, Frank also supports bidders and contracting authorities in IT, healthcare and infrastructure award procedures.

Germany: Dispute resolution

Arbitration (including international arbitration)

Within: Arbitration (including international arbitration)

DLA Piper has traditionally had a strong focus on post-M&A arbitration, but has recently also seen an increase in energy and D&O liability disputes. Daniel Sharma is defending a global corporation concerning the payment of compensation for damages following corruption claims, and is representing a conglomerate in arbitration under ICC rules. Frank Roth and Christian Schneider are defending an insurer in a multiparty arbitration regarding a W&I insurance product. Counsel Friederike Landauer also has outstanding expertise in international arbitration proceedings. The practice was strengthened in November 2017 by the addition of counsel Sebastian Schneider, who joined from Latham & Watkins LLP.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

DLA Piper frequently represents clients in insolvency and D&O disputes. Thomas Gädtke, who focuses on the aforementioned areas, successfully acted for two former board members of an insolvent company in litigation concerning alleged board liability. He also represented a former board member of a market research institute in a board liability case regarding an alleged breach of organisational duties. Practice head Ludger Giesberts and Frank Roth are also noted. Sebastian Schneider was made up to counsel. Former counsel Jan Bunnemann left the firm to found Fey Hill Bunnemann, which focuses on energy and insolvency law.

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • 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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