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United States

Corporate Joseph Alexander, Jr. , John Gilluly III
Education David Lewis
Employment Brian Kaplan
Energy & Natural Resources Robert Gruendel , Jack Langlois
Finance John Cusack
Financial Services Richard Hans , Margo Tank
Food & Beverage Angela Agrusa , Kathleen Ruhland
Government Affairs Ignacio Sanchez
Healthcare Josh Kaye
Hospitality and Leisure Sandra Kellman
Industrials John Lyons
Insurance Michael Murphy
Intellectual Property and Technology Frank Ryan , Ann Ford
Life Sciences Andrew Gilbert , Matt Holian
Litigation James Brogan , Loren Brown
Media, Sport & Entertainment Peter White
Projects & Infrastructure Joseph Tato
Real Estate John Sullivan
Restructuring Thomas Califano , Richard Chesley
Retail Ann Lawrence
Tax Sang Kim
Technology Victoria Lee

Latin America

Latin America chair Roger Meltzer


Banking and finance Christophe Bachelet, Houssam Chmanti Houari, Fabrice Armand, Peter Johns
Capital markets
Commercial and corporate law
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EU and competition
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Investment funds Catherine Pogorzelski, Marcel Bartnik
Private equity/real estate Catherine Pogorzelski, Ambroise Foerster
Corporate/M&A Catherine Pogorzelski, Nicolas Marchand
Banking, finance and regulatory Xavier Guzman, Laurent Massinon
International tax Geoffrey Scardoni
Projects, energy, infrastructure Saad El Mernissi
Corporate (M&A, PE, JV) Christophe Bachelet
Employment Mehdi Kettani, Neil Crossley
Real estate, construction Christophe Bachelet
Intellectual property, new technologies Mehdi Kettani
OHADA Mohamed Mahjoubi, Christophe Bachelet
Litigation Mehdi Kettani
International Arbitration Saad El Mernissi
Corporate and commercial Jurie Badenhorst, Ivo Dos Santos
Conveyancing Christa de Wet, Pieter Hamman
Litigation and dispute resolution Karin Klazen
Taxation Johan Swanepoel
Corporate Murad Abida
Engineering and construction Simon Palmer, Anthony Ellis
Finance and Islamic finance Debbie Barbour, Paul McViety
Global government affairs Maher Ghanma
Intellectual property and technology Paul Allen
Litigation, arbitration and investigations Henry Quinlan, Adam Vause
Projects and project finance Trevor Butcher, Debbie Barbour
Real estate Tom O'Grady, Duncan Pickering
Restructuring Peter Somekh, James Iremonger
Regional Managing Partner, Middle East Peter Somekh

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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