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Erwin Simons

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Erwin Simons has more than 20 years' experience in all aspects of corporate law with a particular focus on M&A/private equity transactions and corporate reorganizations. Erwin covers various industry sectors with a specific interest in Life Sciences, Technology, and Infrastructure, Construction & Transport. He advises privately owned or publicly listed Belgian companies and international groups. Erwin is admitted to the Brussels Dutch Speaking Bar Association and has a Master Degree in Law from the University of Leuven, a Master Degree in European Law from the University of Nancy and a Master Degree in Tax Law from the Brussels' Tax School.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The 'reactive' corporate practice at DLA Piper attracts praise for being 'very positive and seeking pragmatic solutions'. Recent highlights include advising Takeda Pharmaceutical Company on the cross-border public takeover bid of TiGenix in a matter led by Erwin Simons. A team led by Koen Selleslags also assisted Alychlo with its acquisition of a majority stake in Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht. The 'outstanding and acute lawyer' Caroline Daout heads the practice and was instructed by the UK-based Cushman & Wakefield International on its the acquisition of all shares in Admos SPRL and in Admos Lux.

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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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