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DLA Piper, Tom Heylen, London, ENGLAND

Tom Heylen

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Work 020 7796 6746
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Tom Heylen has great knowledge of mergers and acquisitions, public equity and private equity work. Tom has a wealth of experience in international mergers and acquisitions and acts for clients such as Kimberly-Clark, Dentsu Aegis Network, Oaktree Capital, Lend Lease, Halyard Health, and Sun Capital. He has particular experience working with international corporates/institutions and high growth innovative companies. Tom also leads the Firm’s Tech City initiative. Recent transactions include: acting for Kimberly-Clark on the $1.6billion spin off of Halyard Health; acting for Vidrala on its €450m acquisition of glass bottling manufacturer on Encirc; acting for ScS Group plc on its main list IPO; acting for Oaktree Capital on the establishment of six real estate related platforms; and acting for Arrowgrass Capital on its joint venture with Basware in respect of the establishment of a new e-invoicing based factoring service. Tom’s major clients include: Dentsu Aegis Network, Kimberly-Clark, Halyard Health, Oaktree Capital, Sun Capital Partners, Town Centre Securities PLC, Lend Lease, Walker Greenbank plc and Sthree plc.

Career

Trained DLA Piper; qualified 1998; partner 2005 to date. Member of the DLA Piper International Board; member of the DLA Piper Global Board.

Education

University of Nottingham (Biological Sciences).

Leisure

Cycling, skiing.

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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.‚Ä©
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