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DLA Piper LLP (US)

1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 335 4500
Fax:
Fax +1 212 335 4501
Web:
www.dlapiper.com

Frank Mugabi

Tel:
Work 1 212 335 4807
Email:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Tax

Position

Partner

Career

Frank Mugabi advises on a wide range of international tax matters for clients in various industries, including repatriation planning, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, holding company planning and U.S. income tax treaties. He also focuses on the tax aspects of private equity, partnerships and other joint venture arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, transactions under Chapter XI of the US Bankruptcy Code, and oil & gas transactions (including unitizations and other sharing arrangements, joint operating agreements, as well as master limited partnerships).
Frank has represented Mexican REITs (FIBRAs) and underwriters in US IPOs, fund managers in connection with the tax aspects of fund formation and investment activities (including structuring and negotiating acquisitions and dispositions of portfolio companies by private equity funds), and has advised investors, including institutional and sovereign/governmental investors, in structuring investments in investment funds.

Education

LLM, Harvard University; LLB, Makerere University


United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s team mainly advises on M&A transactions for public companies and technology start-ups, but also assists with leverage buyouts in the private fund space and with tax compliance matters for growing companies. Recent matters include New York partners Gerald Rokoff and Drew Young advising Tilman J. Fertitta on his $2.2bn acquisition of the Houston Rockets NBA franchise. Other highlights included Silicon Valley-based Stacy Paz assisting Wind Point Partners with multiple transactions, such as its sale of Novolex to Carlyle Group. New York-based Frank Mugabi advised LLR Partners on various M&A matters, including its stock purchase of Codiscope for $10m. REIT and income taxation specialist Robert LeDuc in Minneapolis is recommended.

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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.

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