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DLA Piper LLP (US)

2000 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, EAST PALO ALTO, CA 94303-2214, USA
Tel:
Work +1 650 833 2000
Fax:
Fax +1 650 833 2001
Web:
www.dlapiper.com

Sang Kim

Tel:
Work +1 650 833 2072
Email:
Web:
www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/k/kim-sang/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Tax; Mergers and Acquisitions; International Tax Counsel; Corporate; Tax Controversy and Disputes; Intellectual Property and Technology; International Trade, Regulatory and Government Affairs; Projects, Energy and Infrastructure; Transfer Pricing; Life Sciences; Energy and Natural Resources

Position

Global Board, US Executive Committee; Co-Cjair, Global Tax Practice; Chair US Tax Practice; Managing Partner - Northern California

Career

Sang serves on DLA Piper's Global Board, US Executive Committee and National Diversity and Inclusion Executive Board. He is currently Co-Chair of the Global Tax Practice, Chair of the US Tax Practice and Managing Partner of Northern California which includes Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Sacramento offices.

Sang concentrates his practice in international tax and operational structuring, global transfer pricing strategy, cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, post-acquisition integration and international tax controversy.

He also frequently serves as the managing international legal counsel for multijurisdictional and multi-disciplinary projects and matters implicating tax, employment, IP, corporate formation, governance, regulatory, foreign exchange controls, supply chain, and import duties, among others.

Sang has led several hundred international expansion and structuring projects for companies across a wide spectrum of industries and jurisdictions from emerging enterprises to largest multinationals. Representative industries include high tech, consumer products, life sciences, energy, media, technology services, venture funds, manufacturing and distribution. Within these industries, he has extensive experience working with clients in the solar, semiconductor, software, consulting, data storage, data security, social/ecommerce, gaming, consumer electronics, retail, medical devices and networking sectors. He has also worked closely with numerous clients doing business in China, India, Brazil, Russia and other emerging economies.

Languages

Korean

Education

L.L.M., New York University School of Law; J.D., Northwestern School of Law; B.A., Columbia University


United States: Tax

International tax

Within: International tax

Boston-based Michael Hardgrove is a key name at DLA Piper LLP (US), advising on tax planning for multinational companies. He is currently advising Insmed, a Nasdaq-listed pharmaceutical company, on reforming its tax structure. In other highlights, the team assisted Marsh & McLennan with integrating $2.5bn of acquisitions located in over 25 jurisdictions; this work was handled out of New York by Philip Rogers, Maruti Narayan and Frank Mugabi. San Francisco’s Sibel Owji and Silicon Valley’s Sang Kim lead the team.

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US taxes: contentious

Within: US taxes: contentious

DLA Piper LLP (US) provides clients with the full range of assistance in tax controversy matters, acting in tax disputes at the federal, state and local levels. The firm increasingly acts in matters surrounding the validity of regulations post the 2017 tax reform and represents the targets or potential targets of whistleblower claims. Practice heads Sang Kim in San Francisco and the 'knowledgeable' Ellis Reemer in New York are the key names. The 'extremely talented' Diana Erbsen in New York is recommended.

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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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