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Prof Stefan Engels

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Prof Dr Stefan Engels focuses on highly contentious matters and consults especially on Intellectual Property (i. e. copyright law, advertising and unfair competition law), media and freedom of expression law, broadcasting and internet law ("media law") as well as data protection. He primarily advises national and international trading companies, branded companies as well as companies within the media and communications sector, e. g. publishing houses, broadcasters, direct marketing and other media companies (for example agencies, online services) with respective contract issues, sales, marketing and advertising, title and product launches etc. Stefan heads jointly with Thilo von Bodungen the German Intellectual Property & Technology group of DLA Piper.

Germany: Media

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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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