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Capital markets Dr Andreas Meyer-Landrut, Kerstin Schnabel
Competition and antitrust Dr Jan Dreyer
Corporate/M&A Jan Eltzschig, Dr Cornelius Frie
Employment, pensions and benefits Dr Bernd Borgmann, Eva Einfeld
Energy Michael Cieslarczyk
Government relations JĂĽrgen Roters
IT and telecommunications Jan Pohle
Patents Dr Philipp Cepl
Insurance and reinsurance Dr Gunne Bähr, Dr Christian Schneider, Jan Eltzschig
IP, media and entertainment, sports, competition Dr Kai Tumbrägel
Litigation and arbitration Dr Frank Roth
Public law/infrastructure/government Dr Ludger Giesberts
Public-private partnership (PPP), public procurement Dr Frank Roth, Guido Kleve
Real estate Dr Markus Beaumart
Restructuring Mario Lindner
Tax Heinz Zimmermann

Legal Developments by:
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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