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In the second year following its combination, Dentons has placed in the Top 10 for both firm and lawyer rankings by Chambers Global and in the Top 20 for locations and practice areas rankings which reflect the prominence of a law firm’s practice area in a particular market.
Dentons once again named a leading legal brand in Canada by Acritas
Dentons is honoured to once again be recognized as a top 10 leading law firm brand in Canada, in Acritas’ Canadian Law Firm Brand Index 2015. It is also notable that Dentons made a substantial leap to a top five ranking for high-value inbound work to Canada, validating the Firm’s client-focused vision and global strategy.
Dentons further expands its corporate team in Berlin
Global law firm Dentons is pleased to announce that Matthias Santelmann has joined as a Corporate partner in its Berlin office. Santelmann will further strengthen the Corporate practice working with Christof Kautzsch and he will focus on transactions in regulated markets.
Dentons Announces Partner and Counsel Promotions in the US
Dentons US LLP announced today the elevation of 11 new partners and the appointment of three counsel in its US offices. The promotions are effective January 1, 2015, and include lawyers resident in seven of the Firm's US Offices.
Competition News April 2015
In an order dated February 26, 2015, the Paris Court of Appeal confirmed that a trade association cannot claim the cap of 10% of turnover applicable to fines imposed on companies, as a specific cap of €3 million is provided for associations and other offenders which are not companies.
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.
Six Dentons’ partners in Kyiv recognized in Best Lawyers 2015
Best Lawyers, the leading peer-review based directory of legal practitioners, has recognized six Dentons partners in Kyiv across ten practice areas in its 2015 edition.
Big Data: Is the GCC ready?
Joby Beretta, Head of TMT-Middle East, considers some of the key legal issues arising from the proliferation of Big Data and questions whether the current GCC legislative framework is ready for these challenges.
Dentons welcomes Partner Lee Federman to its Banking and Finance practice
Dentons is pleased to announce that Lee Federman has joined its London office as a partner in its Banking and Finance practice, joining from Linklaters where he was a Managing Associate in the banking team.
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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