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LEVEL 9, 480 QUEEN STREET, BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND 4000, AUSTRALIA
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DLA Piper, Dan Brown, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

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Dan Brown

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Work +61 7 3246 4005
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Partner, Finance & Projects

Position

Dan's practice primarily focuses on large-scale infrastructure, resources and energy projects. Based in Brisbane, Dan routinely engages in the global marketplace. He has substantial experience delivering projects within the Australian, Asian and the Middle Eastern markets; working across many diverse business cultures wherever DLA Piper's clients do business. Prior to returning to DLA Piper in Australia, Dan spent more than three years working with DLA Piper in the Middle East (Abu Dhabi and Dubai) on privately-financed local and international resources, energy and infrastructure projects (in Asia, Africa, Australia, South America, Oceania and the Middle East). During his previous career with BHP Billiton and Anglo Coal, Dan gained a “grass-roots” understanding of the development and operation of infrastructure and resources projects. Please refer to link for details of expertise and experience: http://www.dlapiper.com/dan_brown/.

Career

Supreme Court of Queensland, 2003; Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2003; 2004 - 2007: Mallesons Stephen Jaques (Brisbane); 2007 - 2010: DLA Piper Middle East LLP (Dubai / Abu Dhabi); 2010 - current time: DLA Piper Australia (Brisbane)

Languages

English

Member

Queensland Law Society

Education

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Queensland, 2003; Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland, 2003


Philippines

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

The ‘reliable, prompt, easy to work with and very knowledgeable’ team at DLA Piper specialises in energy and infrastructure projects including PPPs, design and construction projects. The firm is acting for the Department of Transportation and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines in relation to the competitive public bidding process and preparation and negotiation of concession agreements for the Panglao airport, a matter worth around $1.68bn. Other clients include Aboitiz Equity Ventures, SM Prime Holdings and DMCI Holdings. The team is co-headed by the ‘very proactive and open-minded’ Alex Guy and Dan Brown. José de Ponte is ‘proactive, knowledgeable and easy to work with’; Stephen Webb is also recommended. Alyson Eather was promoted to partner. Simon Huxley and Michael Horn left the firm.

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    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.

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