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Dentons welcomes three new lawyers in Vancouver office
Dentons Canada LLP is pleased to announce that three prominent lawyers have joined the Firm; Jillian Frank as Partner; and Claude Marchessault and Tejbir Sandhar, both as Counsel.
Dentons named one of Ukraine’s leading law firms by TOP 50 Law Firms in Ukraine 2014
Dentons Kyiv was acknowledged as one of the leading law firms in Ukraine by the TOP 50 Law Firms in Ukraine 2014 ranking published by Yuridicheskaya praktika weekly. Dentons Kyiv Energy and Natural Resources practice was named among the top three in Ukraine.
Better late than never: late service of notice of amount payable under section 6(d) of the ISDA Master Agreement
Goldman Sachs International (GSI) has recently succeeded on an application for summary judgment against Videocon Global Ltd (Videocon) on somewhat unusual facts. The short judgment of Mr Justice Teare (the Judge) reflects the continuing ability of the 1992 ISDA Master Agreement to generate previously undecided points of dispute in relation to its construction, notwithstanding more than 20 years' use.
Dentons adds banking regulatory partner Lloyd Winans in New York office
Dentons announced today that Lloyd Winans joined its Corporate Practice as a partner, adding significant international and domestic banking and finance regulatory experience to the Firm's already robust capabilities and increasing its ability to advise clients from Latin America and the Caribbean. He will be resident in the Firm's New York office.
Beyond the brown envelope
For over 150 years, it has been a principle of English law that if an agent takes a bribe or a secret commission, he is liable to account to his principal for the amount received. However, there has been conflicting authority and academic debate as to whether the principal merely has a personal claim against the agent or whether he can assert a proprietary claim to the monies received and any profits made therefrom.
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 79 locations in 52 countries and more than 2,500 lawyers and professionals with whom you might be working on any given day.
Dentons adds two new partners to its leading Global Life Sciences practice
Dentons announced that Olivia Guéguen and Anne-Laure Marcerou have joined as partners in its Global Life Sciences practice. Guéguen and Marcerou join from Dechert with a team of three associates and will be based in the Firm’s Paris office.
Dentons enhances German compliance offering with two new hires
Dentons is pleased to announce the arrival of Partner Rainer Markfort and Counsel Christian Schefold who joined the Firm’s Corporate practice in Berlin on 1 January 2015.
Kyiv Tax Newsletter
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has urgently adopted several laws relating to taxation. However, significant changes to the draft laws were introduced in the voting process, and the final text of the laws passed by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is not yet officially available.
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
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
On June 26, 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) released its much anticipated decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia. The case is significant, in part, because it is the first SCC decision where the applicant, First Nation, successfully proved its claim to Aboriginal title. The case also provides further guidance for government and industry interested in new developments on lands that are subject to Aboriginal title. Overall, it is a logical and natural evolution of the jurisprudence developed by the SCC in cases such as Calder, Guerin, Sparrow and Delgamuukw. 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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