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Dentons' Singapore CEO Philip Jeyaretnam, SC, named "Managing Partner of the Year"
Dentons Global Vice-Chair and Singapore Chief Executive Officer Philip Jeyaretnam, SC, was named "Managing Partner of the Year" at the Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Awards on May 20, 2016.
Judge rules HHS can't pay cost-sharing subsidies to QHPs, but allows funding to continue
In a May 12, 2016, decision, a US district court judge granted summary judgment to the US House of Representatives on the question of whether funds had been appropriated to pay qualified health plans (QHPs) for reduced cost-sharing subsidies under Section 1402 of the ACA. The court answered in the negative and enjoined "any further reimbursements under Section 1402 until a valid appropriation is in place." However, it stayed the injunction pending any appeal, which the Obama Administration has already indicated it intends to file.
Mortgagees take note: the Law Commission thinks you might be special
The Law Commission recently published its consultation paper on updating the Land Registration Act 2002 (the Paper). Among the numerous proposals is one that will be of particular interest to mortgagees: views are invited on limiting the circumstances in which a mortgagee can claim against the Land Registry's indemnity. The effect would be to treat mortgagees as a special category of applicant but not necessarily to their advantage.
Businesses reap the benefits of Environmental Health and Safety improvements
A strong focus on Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) in the UAE is driving positive change on construction projects shaping the Emirates' evolving skyline. While risk is an inevitable part of any building project, effective management of EHS issues is delivering strong benefits for businesses across the industry.
Digital Single Market update – revised cross-border portability of online content services proposal leaked
A revision of the European Commission's proposal and draft Regulation on ensuring the cross-border portability of online content services in the EU has recently been leaked. The proposal provides a useful insight into where things are heading prior to the Regulation being finalised. This update looks at what has changed since the original draft Regulation was released in December 2015, and the implications for media companies.
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Dentons wins four Turnaround Atlas Awards for excellence in international restructuring
On May 17, 2016, at a celebratory gala held in association with the Restructuring and Distressed Intelligence Forum, the Global M&A Network honoured Dentons with four Turnaround Atlas Awards, honouring excellence in international restructuring, special situations M&A, judicial and out-of-court reorganizations.
Dentons to expand in Germany with new Munich office
Global law firm Dentons will open a new office in Munich on July 1, 2016, with the hire of three partners. This will be Dentons’ third office in Germany, adding to its significant presence in Berlin and Frankfurt. The team joins from Norton Rose Fulbright.
Dentons launches global shared services strategy with new EMEA business services center
Global law firm Dentons continues its momentum by today launching its shared services strategy with the announcement that it will be opening a new business services center in Poland later this year.
You know that education drives social, cultural and economic advancement around the world. But you’re facing increasing challenges in financing and funding, data privacy, strategic partnering, real estate, tax, labor and employment. You’re also facing a range of intense regulatory pressures, all underpinned by complex business and political issues.
You need to protect, maintain and fund your ongoing operations and organization, while also considering future possibilities for expansion. To realize your plans you need expertise in the public education landscape, and with Dentons you can think about growth, planning for the future and managing day-to-day operations efficiently and economically.
Dentons has a genuine commitment to educational institutions. Our team of professionals has a reputation for proactive representation of schools, colleges and universities, education associations and foundations, and other education-related organizations. We’re also experienced in acting for the public and private sectors. Dentons’ awareness of issues from all sides enables us to identify problems and issues and help you resolve them. Come to us for advice that gives you a deep understanding of the regulatory, political and economic issues central to the business of education.
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As we move into mid-March, the New York state legislature is now fully entrenched in New York's budget season, which will culminate in a final budget agreement on April 1. In late February, the Assembly and Senate released their respective revenue forecast reports for the state’s upcoming fiscal year. In the past week, two issues have risen to the top as the hottest budget-related policy items—the paid family leave and minimum wage increase proposals that were included in the governor's executive budget proposal back in January. Legislative "one-house" budget proposals are expected any day now, which will establish the framework for the negations between the leadership in the Senate and Assembly and the governor in the final weeks ahead. Read more
The global education market is big business. Last year, the UK Government noted that the education sector is second only to healthcare in size, in respect of the global market. The UK education sector was the fifth largest services export sector in 2011. The figures are eye-watering – global expenditure on the sector was estimated at US$4.5 trillion in 2012 and forecasted to grow by 7 percent per year over the next five years. Read more
On 13 January 2012, the Government published its Response to the Consultation on the Importance of Teaching (the Response) covering teachers’ appraisals and capability. The consultation closed on 16 August 2011 and the long-awaited Response contains the Government's plans for reform. The current performance management arrangements have long been criticized and some human resources professionals may argue that reform could have come much earlier. Read more
On 15-18 November 2015, Dentons were a Summit Day sponsor at the Education Investment MENA conference in Dubai – an event which connects the global community involved in expanding, financing and regulating private education businesses in emerging markets. The forum explores opportunities for education businesses to expand across the Middle East, North Africa and wider emerging markets and attracts leading Ministries, Regulators, Educators, Investors and Advisers. Read more
Dentons congratulates Dave Hancock, Q.C. who will receive an honorary doctor of laws from the University of Alberta in recognition of his service to the Province of Alberta. As Alberta’s 15th premier, Dave devoted the last 17 years in public service in several key ministerial portfolios, as well as serving as Government House Leader for 16 years. Read more
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