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Dentons Boosts Rankings in 2015 Edition of Legal 500 US
The 2015 edition of The Legal 500 US recognizes 24 Dentons practices and 75 lawyers, recommending six new Dentons groups, including the Firm's Government Relations, Energy, Environmental, Commercial Litigation and International Tax practices.
University of Alberta awards Dave Hancock, Q.C. with honorary doctor of laws
Dentons congratulates Dave Hancock, Q.C. who received 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.
Dentons Poland Startup Program
Dentons Poland Startup Program is targeted at young Polish entrepreneurs in the new technologies sector. The uniqueness of the program is demonstrated by the way it operates, in that the participants are offered support individually tailored to their requirements and capabilities, while at the same time having access to the resources of a major global law firm.
Dentons adds Health Care Policy Advisor in Washington DC
Dentons announced that Jenifer Healy joined its Public Policy and Regulation practice as a senior managing director. Healy has focused her robust Capitol Hill experience on national and global health care initiatives, most recently serving as Health Counsel to Senator Bob Corker.
Milestone Law amending Feed-In Tariff in Ukraine
On June 4, 2015, the Ukrainian parliament adopted Draft Law on Introduction of Changes to Certain Laws of Ukraine with respect to Securing Competitive Conditions for Production of Electricity from Alternative Energy Sources, No. 2010-d of 19.05.2015.
Students: Starting Your Career in Law
Interested in a world of opportunity? Then we invite you to consider beginning your career with Dentons, one of the largest law firms in the world with over 80 locations in 50-plus countries and with 3,000 lawyers and professionals with whom you might be working on any given day.
David Allgood joins Dentons as Counsel
Dentons is pleased to announce that David Allgood is joining our Firm as Counsel. Based in our Toronto office, David will be working closely with our clients and internal teams across Canada and around the world.
Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan Rules on Legality of Loans Denominated in Foreign Currency
One consequence of this move was that loans granted by local banks to local customers in foreign currency became more expensive, because the Azerbaijani Manat was weakened by 25 percent. This raised a question of whether foreign currency denominated loans between Azerbaijani residents were even constitutional.
The fairness test
The use of compulsory powers by acquiring authorities to secure regeneration of their towns and cities is on the increase, and for those whose interests are subject to CPO there is almost a tacit acceptance that for sensible proposals the confirmation of a CPO is an inevitability, met equally sometimes with an arrogance by the promoting authority and developer that that will be the case.
Business transactions and projects that seem simple at the outset may become complex when Aboriginal rights are involved. Large energy, mining, forestry, pipeline, railroad and other infrastructure projects related to land and resources may involve Aboriginal and treaty rights and claims. Benefit from the strength of Dentons’ experienced Aboriginal Law team to navigate the complexities of Aboriginal rights as they relate to your business.
The rights of Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples are protected under the Canadian Constitution and can impact both Canadian businesses and foreign companies that invest in Canada. Aboriginal rights, whether they have been defined by treaties or the courts, or otherwise exist in relation to activities, practices and traditions of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples, must be taken into account when doing business in Canada.
Dentons’ Aboriginal Law team has helped companies across a wide variety of industry sectors to successfully resolve Aboriginal rights issues related to their business. Leverage our experience negotiating mutually beneficial agreements with Aboriginal groups and benefit from strategic advice on a variety of issues relating to Aboriginal rights and treaty rights, including the impact of Aboriginal land claims on the development of your projects and investments, and the implications of governments’ duty to consult and accommodate Aboriginal Peoples, as appropriate.
The Dentons Canada Aboriginal Law Group is recognized in The 2013 edition of Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Read more
The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (the Act) was proclaimed in force by the Government of Canada on June 1, 2015. As a result, Canada has joined the ranks of the EU, UK and US in promoting transparency and accountability in the extractive sector. The Act, a surprisingly swift response to promises made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the 2013 G8 Summit, establishes new mandatory reporting standards for exploration and commercial companies that develop oil, gas or minerals. The Act is intended to deter and detect corruption by implementing rigorous and transparent public reporting obligations. While the Act sets out the reporting framework, a reporting template and guidance documents will provide further compliance instructions once they are made available. Until these details are published, companies are left with an incomplete understanding of the full requirements of the Act. Read more
In April of this year, the Government of Canada issued a Consultation Paper regarding mandatory reporting standards for extractive industry companies, requiring disclosure of payments to foreign and domestic governments (the proposed reporting standards). In the Consultation Paper, the Government indicated that the proposed standards would apply to payments by extractive industry companies to domestic and foreign governments, including Aboriginal entities. The proposed reporting standards were the subject of a previous Dentons bulletin. Read more
On July 11, 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) released its decision in Grassy Narrows First Nation v Ontario (Natural Resources). The unanimous decision affirms the Ontario Court of Appeal judgement which held that the Province of Ontario does not require Government of Canada approval to develop certain lands surrendered by the Ojibway First Nation to the Crown under Treaty 3. Read more
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Dentons Canada LLP (Dentons) and Polygon Homes Ltd (Polygon) are pleased to announce a second successful year for their joint Aboriginal Business Student Initiative. The Initiative is designed to provide a unique paid internship opportunity for Aboriginal undergraduate business students to gain hands-on practical experience in the Vancouver business environment. The goal is to allow interns to further advance their careers in future years. The internship’s focus is flexible and can change from year to year, based on the candidate’s interests and Polygon’s project opportunities at the time. Read more
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