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Main work contacts

CategoryContact
Bank supervision Okko Behrends
Banking and finance, project finance Okko Behrends, Dr Torsten Pokropp
Capital markets
Civil litigation Dr Wolfgang Jäger
Competition and antitrust
Corporate defence Prof Dr Jürgen Taschke, Dr Christian Schoop
Corporate/M&A Dr Silke Gantzckow, Thomas Schmuck, Rainer Jacob, Claudius Paul, Dr Mathias Schulze Steinen
Employment, pensions and benefits Dr Marco Arteaga, Jens Kirchner, Dr Sascha Morgenroth
Intellectual property Dr Burkhard Fuehrmeyer
Real estate Fabian Mühlen, Dr Florian Biesalski
Real estate finance Frank Schwem, Dr Torsten Pokropp
Restructuring Mike Danielewsky
Tax Martin Heinsius, Dr Konrad Rohde, Björn Enders
Private equity Andreas Füchsel, Claudius Paul, Dr Mathias Schulze Steinen
Litigation and regulatory Dr Daniel Sharma
India desk Dr Daniel Sharma

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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