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Dentons recruits leading London corporate insurance partner to help build global practice
Dentons is pleased to announce that leading corporate insurance partner Martin Mankabady has joined the Firm in London.
Creditors will struggle in bankrupt individuals cases starting 1 October 2015
Climate change science is back in the headlines and social media. New York is attempting to use its powers under the Martin Act to investigate prior corporate disclosures on climate change.In early November, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a subpoena to Exxon and sources say New York is investigating Exxon’s disclosures to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in light of recent allegations that Exxon suppressed internal investigations on climate science over the last 40 years.
Constitutional Court provides clarity on rights of licensees to construct facilities on another person’s land under the Electronic Communications Act
In City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v. Link Africa (Pty) Ltd and Others (CCT 184/14)  ZACC 29, the Constitutional Court confirmed the constitutionality of a provision in the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 (ECA) that allows licensees to enter into and construct electronic communications networks on another person’s land without the landowner’s consent.
Recent provider-based legislative changes: Any GME implications?
On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, among other things, making changes to Medicare reimbursement for outpatient services furnished in off-campus provider-based departments (Off-Campus PBDs).
Offering memorandum exemption introduced in Ontario and modified in five other provinces
On October 29, 2015, securities regulators in six provinces announced their intention to adopt or modify a prospectus exemption available to issuers that prepare and deliver an offering memorandum (OM) to investors.
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Dentons Hosts CHINCA Conference 2015: China Outbound Investment - "One Belt, One Road"
Dentons held the 5th in its series of "Geographic focused" China International Contractors Association (CHINCA)'s annual conferences for over 140 representatives from largest Chinese contracting companies at a one day event on November 3 in Xiamen.
Zofia Ulz, a former Main Pharmaceutical Inspector, joins the Dentons Pharmaceutical Law and Health Care team
Best Lawyers, an annual directory highlighting top legal practitioners in the US, recognized 131 individual lawyers from Dentons in its 2016 edition. This extraordinary figure includes 12 Dentons lawyers being added to the list for the first time
Dentons included in list of Most Feared Law Firms by BT
Dentons is one of only 40 firms to make BTI Consulting Group's "Honor Roll of Most Feared Law Firms" in the legal consultancy's annual litigation report, BTI Litigation Outlook 2016.
Charles R. Spector co-leads the Corporate Law group from Dentons’ Montreal office. His practice covers a wide range of commercial transactions focusing primarily on public and private corporate and project financing, takeovers, and mergers and acquisitions.
Chuck represents clients in certain key industries including energy, oil and gas, pulp and paper and mining. He advises his clients on matters in the following fields: public offerings, private placements, takeover bids, takeover bid defenses and strategies, leveraged buy-outs, private power project financing, corporate reorganizations and corporate governance
Chuck has published articles on a variety of subjects including government regulations affecting the petroleum industry, the duties of the board of directors during a hostile takeover and independent power project financing in Quebec. Chuck is a director of several private and public corporations and active in the management of the firm at both the local, national and global levels.
Boralex Inc.: Advising on its $143.75 million bought-deal offering of 4.5% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures.
Knight Therapeutics Inc.: Advising on the US$30 million senior secured credit facility it provided to CRH Medical Corporation to finance CRH’s acquisition of the business, assets and interests of Gastroenterology Anesthesia Associates, LLC, one of the largest providers of anesthesiology services to gastroenterologists in the south-eastern United States.
Syndicate of Underwriters: Advising on the distribution of an aggregate of 55,728,580 Common Shares of Knight Therapeutics Inc. issuable pursuant to the exercise of an aggregate of 55,728,580 special warrants (2014).
Syndicate of Underwriters: Advising on a CA$180 million bought deal private placement of special warrants of Knight Therapeutics Inc. (2014).
Syndicate of Underwriters: Advising on a CA$75 million bought deal private placement of special warrants of Knight Therapeutics Inc. (2014).
Cascades Inc.: Advising in connection with its concurrent note offering of $US 550 million and CA$250 million senior notes (2014).
Cascades Inc.: Advising in connection with its offer to purchase all of its outstanding US$500 million and CA$200 million senior notes (2014).
Dealer, Adviser and Investment Fund Manager Registration: Advising on registration issues, including the acquisition of registrants, under the Securities Act (Québec), and other similar provincial legislations.
Cascades Inc.: Advising with respect to the sale of certain of the folding carton converting and paperboard mill assets of Norampac, a division of Cascades Canada ULC.
Boralex Inc.: Acting as Canadian counsel on its acquisition of Enel Green Power France for total net consideration of $400 million (€280 million), making Boralex the largest independent wind power producer in France.
Boralex Inc.: Advising on its $124 million bought-deal offering of common shares.
Thomson Reuters: Advising shareholders on the sale of Dr. Tax.
China Development Bank: Advising on a CA$352 million credit facility to Canadian Royalties Inc.
Cascades Inc.: Advising in connection with the CA$400 million sale of the shares of its Dopaco, Inc. and Dopaco Canada Inc. subsidiaries to Reynolds Group Holdings Limited.
Adamus Resources Limited: Advising with respect to its CA$313 million combination by way of a scheme of arrangement with Endeavour Mining Corporation.
Bridgewater Systems Corporation: Advising on its CA$211 million acquisition by Amdocs Limited by way of plan of arrangement.
Tembec Industries Inc.: Advising with respect to the completion of its cross-border offer to exchange up to US$255 million of outstanding senior notes.
Paladin Labs Inc.: Advising the underwriters on a CA$40.25 million bought deal offering.
Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited: Advising with respect to its CA$4.9 billion acquisition by Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.
Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited: Advising on its US$250 million secured revolving credit facility.
Boralex Inc.: Advising on its CA$226.5 million successful take-over bid for Boralex Power Income Fund.
Boralex Inc.: Advising on its bought-deal offering of CA$109.25 million aggregate principal amount of convertible debentures, including an initial CA$95 million offering and an additional CA$14.25 million offering pursuant to the exercise of an over-allotment option.
Optimal Group Inc.: Advising a group of insiders on its acquisition of Optimal Group Inc. by way of a takeover bid.
Tembec Inc.: Advising, as Canadian co-counsel, in connection with its US$255 million offering of 11.25% notes of its wholly owned subsidiary, Tembec Industries Inc.
Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited: Advising on its private placement offering of US$100 million of senior secured bonds.
Cascades Inc.: Advising on concurrent senior note offerings of US$500 million and CA$200 million, and a follow-on of US$250 million.
Pinnacle (Pinnacle Security, LLC, Pinnacle Security CA, LP, and Pinnacle Alarm, LLC): Advising on its senior secured amended and restated U.S. and Canadian syndicated credit facilities in the aggregate amount of US$102 million.
Cascades Inc.: Advising on its CA$60 million acquisition of the tissue division assets of Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd.
Paladin Labs Inc.: Advising the underwriters on a CA$58.7 million bought deal offering.
Boralex Inc.: Advising in connection with its acquisition of Ocean Falls hydroelectric power station located in Northern B.C.
Cascades Inc.: Advising in connection with the sale to PaperlinX Canada Limited of Cascades Resources, the Canadian paper merchanting business of Cascades Fine Papers Group Inc. (approximately CA$81 million).
Confidential client: Advising the lenders in connection with a CA$80 million syndicated loan for the financing of a wind farm in the province of Quebec.
Forage à Diamant Benoît Ltée: Advising in connection with its CA$21 million acquisition by Major Drilling Group International Inc.
Maritime Electric Company, Limited: Advising the arranger/agent and purchasers on a CA$50 million private placement of First Mortgage Bonds.
Société générale de financement du Québec: Advising on the CA$100 million acquisition of equity interest in Alliance Films Inc.
Dundee Securities Corporation: Advising in the CA$22 million bought deal financing of ConjuChem Biotechnologies Inc.
Skyservice Airlines Inc.: Advising in its acquisition by Gibralt Capital Corporation.
WowWee: Advising on its sale to Optimal Group.
Boralex Inc.: Advising on the completion of the CA$110 million bought deal offering.
Cascades Inc. and Norampac Inc.: Advising in connection with a series of cross-border senior note financings (US$850 million).
Biotech, technology and other issuers: Advising underwriters in numerous equity financings, including Conjuchem Biotechnologies Inc. (CA$220 million).
Aéroports de Montréal: Advising on its issue of series "H" reserve bonds (CA$300 million).
Boralex Inc.: Advising in connection with the creation of Boralex Power Income Fund (CA$268 million IPO and a subsequent CA$165 million offering).
Cascades Inc.: Advising in its purchase of the remaining 50% equity interest in Norampac Inc. (CA$560 million) and concurrent equity financings (CA$250 million).
Technilab Inc.: Advising in connection with its takeover by Ratiopharm GmbH (CA$77 million).
Provigo Inc.: Advising in connection with its takeover by Loblaw Companies Limited (CA$1.6 billion).
Several financial institutions: Advising in connection with construction and term loans to various private power producers.
Junex Inc., a Quebec-based oil and gas exploration company: Advising in connection with its exploration and production agreements with Team Energy and Forest Oil Corporation.
Confidential client: Advising the lender in connection with a bridge loan of CA$550 million to finance the acquisition of Alexis Nihon Real Estate Investment Trust.
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