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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.
From sensitive non-disclosure to complex cooperation agreements, contracts need to be tailored to reflect the position of the parties with a sufficient level of precision so that risk is contained and commercial interests are secured. In particular, when agreements touch upon regulated markets, specific industries or have cross-border or foreign law elements, Dentons’ resources, sector expertise and global reach add value.
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Dentons Poland has won the Book of Lists 2013 ranking in the Law Firm category. The honor was formally announced at a gala event on 18 June in Warsaw. Read more
As dispute lawyers we often deal with contracts that result in unintended consequences because they have not been drafted by lawyers expert in the chosen governing law of the contract. While many legal systems share principles, there are still some important differences between civil and common law systems. It is very important to understand these differences to ensure your contract will be interpreted as you intend it to be. Read more
The Supreme Court has reviewed the basis on which courts will uphold as non-penal a contractual term providing for a sum to be paid, or other sanction to apply, on breach of contract. The Supreme Court has recast the rule on penalties, resulting in significant drafting and other practical lessons for those negotiating commercial contracts or seeking to impose charges for defaults in consumer arrangements. Read more
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the Act) is the keystone of the changing consumer protection landscape. Its scope signifies the growing weight that consumer protection law commands in the UK and the EU more generally. This update continues our coverage of the current reform of UK consumer rights law (see "Implementing the Consumer Rights Bill"). Read more
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