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Dentons climbs up the Q1 League Tables in Europe
Dentons' European region has made major improvements in the Q1 2016 corporate League Tables and for the first time has entered the Mergermarket Top 10 in Europe. The other most noteworthy improvements throughout various key publications include moving up 10 places to the #2 position in CEE, moving up 16 places to #1 in the UK (mid-market), and climbing 25 places to the #11 position in Germany.
To waive or not to waive future claims in settlement agreements?
The decision of the Commercial Court in Khanty-Mansiysk Recoveries Limited v. Forsters LLP  EWHC 522 (Comm) may not, at first sight, be of obvious importance to HR practitioners. However, this decision highlights important considerations for the drafting of settlement agreements in the employment sphere.
Construction Essentials - keeping construction projects on track
Leading global law firm Dentons, in collaboration with international construction consulting firm Hill International and the Association of Corporate Counsel Middle East (ACCME), assembled industry practitioners in Dubai this month to discuss key challenges facing construction projects in the Middle East.
Give your dough to the baker even if he will eat half of your bread!
A teaching hospital's direct graduate medical education (DGME) payments are made on a per-resident basis and are based on each hospital’s unique per-resident amount (PRA). This PRA, once established, is permanent and cannot be modified or reset, other than by annual updates for inflation.
Professional negligence: conveyancers on both sides of a property purchase found liable to a defrauded buyer
In Purrunsing v. A'Court & Co (a firm) and House Owners Conveyancers Limited (2016) EWHC 789 (Ch) Judge Pelling QC in the Chancery Division of the High Court held that both the buyer's and seller's conveyancing solicitors were jointly liable to the Claimant buyer for a breach of trust arising out of a property fraud, for which they were not entitled to relief under Section 61 Trustee Act 1925 (a statutory provision that enables the Court to relieve a trustee of liability in certain circumstances).
Starting your career as a student at Dentons exposes you to a world of experience and opportunities
With 125+ locations in 50+ countries, Dentons is home to top-tier talent that is found at the intersection of geography, industry knowledge and substantive legal experience. Working with Dentons, you will have the opportunity to learn from the best lawyers in the industry at the largest law firm in the world.
Six in a row: Dentons wins Legal and Financial Consulting Firm of the Year in CEE
For the sixth year in a row, Dentons has been recognized as “Legal & Financial Consulting Firm of the Year” at the CEE Real Estate Quality Awards.
Dentons Partner Publishes Guidebook on Superfund Litigation
Dentons partner Peter Gray, co-chair of the Firm's Environment and Natural Resources Practice Group, has authored The Superfund Manual: A Practitioner's Guide to CERCLA Litigation, an in-depth look at the cases and issues central to litigation brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund).
Dentons leaps 25 spots in 2016 BTI Brand Elite index
BTI's analysis stems from in-depth interviews with more than 600 general counsel and legal decision makers at large organizations with revenues in excess of $1 billion. The BTI Brand Elite is a data-driven ranking and the research is independent and unbiased—no law firm or organization sponsors the study, and no law firm influences the results, submits nominations, or provides client names to BTI.
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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