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Dentons adds Giorgio Bovenzi as global credit risk, insolvency and restructuring partner in New York
Dentons announced Giorgio Bovenzi has joined the Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy practice as a partner in its New York office, enhancing the Firm's capabilities in global credit risk management, and in cross-border and international restructurings and insolvencies.
The CASL regime(s)—Anti-spam and anti-malware
CASL is a new regime, with significant administrative monetary penalties (maximum CA$10 million), and is broader in scope than the anti-spam laws of the US and other countries. If you do business in Canada, you are likely aware that Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) targets unsolicited commercial electronic messages (CEMs).
New NBU “Anti-crisis” Measures
Resolution No. 685 of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine dated 30 October 2014 (the “Resolution”), has introduced changes to Resolution No. 540 dated 29 August 2014 and No. 597 dated 30 December 2003.
Double agent: responsibility for payment of a bribe and conflict of interest
In this further article, we consider one of the key aspects of the Judge's findings as between UBS and KWL, namely that UBS was legally responsible for a bribe paid to one of KWL's directors despite having no actual knowledge of it. The case sheds light on the law in relation both to bribery and agency.
Financial Crime Controls - FCA loses patience
In November 2014, FCA published the results of two thematic reviews into how firms manage their financial crime risks, together with proposed guidance on financial crime systems and controls.
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.
Corporate INTL Awards recognizes Dentons Asia’s offices and lawyers in 2015 rankings
Dentons Asia has been recognized in five categories by the 2015 Corporate INTL Annual Awards. The Corporate INTL’s annual awards mark excellence for the world’s leading advisers and financiers, commemorating those who have been successful over the past 12 months and have shown excellence not only in expertise but also in service.
Competition News November 2014
The SNCF makes commitments to the French Competition Authority to allow travel agencies to better compete with its online sales site
Dentons Canada LLP is pleased to announce that Heather Barnhouse, Partner in the Firm’s Technology and Corporate Commercial Groups, has been named Tomorrow’s Leader at this year’s Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Awards.
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Business involves taking risks. Your choice of litigation and dispute resolution lawyers should not.
At Dentons, our lawyers draw upon their extensive experience, trusted judgment and insight to develop a customized strategy—always with your specific business objectives at top of mind. Together, we tackle challenges efficiently and effectively so that you can move ahead.
Our dispute resolution lawyers employ the most appropriate tools and strategies for each stage of the process and each unique situation. Whether through timely use of innovative alternative dispute resolution techniques or skillful and persuasive advocacy in the courtroom, you can count on our lawyers to maximize your prospects for a successful outcome. We also work with you to assess and manage your risks in relation to the legal costs of the dispute and to seek to minimize the likelihood of future litigation.
Whether your dispute has strategic, reputational or financial importance and whatever the subject matter, your success is our priority.
Our award-winning team includes Stephen L. Hill, who recently won a spot in Law360's 2014 White Collar MVPs, in part for his work fully exonerating an executive from a 12-count SEC litigation--a resounding defeat for the SEC, prompting the agency to re-consider which cases it brings to trial--along with other outstanding achievements. Read here for more details on these and other high-stakes actions, and Stephen's advice to young lawyers thinking of a career in White Collar practice. Read more
Business Insurance has named Chicago Litigation partner Donna Vobornik to its 2014 "Women to Watch" list. Each year, the magazine recognizes 25 professionals who demonstrate a significant influence on the marketplace and have contributed to the advancement of women in business. The publication, which has been a leading voice in the industry for nearly 50 years, received approximately 400 submissions from its readers, making it one of the most competitive lists to date. Read more
The 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business ranks 111 total Dentons practices and lawyers and marks the advancement of key Firm practices and individuals to national Band 1 recognition. Read more
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In our recent article "How might the proposed new senior managers and certification regime for individuals have affected accountability for foreign exchange manipulation?" we considered how the proposed new regulatory regime in relation to individual accountability would have affected those responsible (both directly and indirectly) for the manipulation of spot foreign exchange rates which was the subject of recent enforcement action by the FCA. Read more
Shakespeare's often misquoted suggestion, "first kill all the lawyers", still sells very successfully on mugs and T-shirts. It is likely that had he referred to bankers instead, merchandise sales would currently be at least as successful. The recent fine levied on five banks in respect of manipulation of spot FX rates has added fuel to the fire of public disapproval of banks and some of their behaviour. One of the most commonly perceived inadequacies of the authorities' response to this and other similar scandals has been a lack of individual accountability for the wrongdoing reported. Read more
The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) recent decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew 2014 SCC 71 (Bhasin) attempts to both clarify and extend the role of good faith in contract law. At the same time, the SCC also strongly endorsed a cautious and incremental approach to the development of the common law.
Before Bhasin, the concept of good faith had been applied in Canada in a variety of discrete circumstances defined by the subject matter of the contract, the nature of the obligation and the relationship between the contracting parties. There was no set of coherent guiding principles as to how and when a duty of good faith would exist. Bhasin represents the SCC’s attempt to give certainty to the place of good faith in Canadian contract law and to provide a coherent and consistent set of principles for future evolution of the law in this respect. Read more
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Pravo.ru has released the annual law firms ratings. As in previous years Dentons has received high rankings in overall rating TOP-50 legal firms as well as in key practices ratings. Read more
Dentons Canada LLP (Dentons) is pleased to announce that Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers, the latest Lexpert/Report on Business special edition, recommends and features three of the Firm’s lawyers.
Dentons Asia has been recognized in five categories by the 2015 Corporate INTL Annual Awards. The Corporate INTL’s annual awards mark excellence for the world’s leading advisers and financiers, commemorating those who have been successful over the past 12 months and have shown excellence not only in expertise but also in service. Read more
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