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Dentons announces Global Vice Chairs
Dentons, the global law firm, announced that it has appointed five new Global Vice Chairs, representing each of its regions. These new positions will be key in advancing significant client-facing and strategic initiatives for the firm.
Common issues arising on construction projects in Qatar
Leading global law firm Dentons, in collaboration with the Association of Corporate Counsel Middle East (ACCME), hosted its second gathering of the year for construction sector practitioners in Doha recently. The latest topic under discussion was how best to handle common issues which arise during construction projects in Qatar.
Dentons lawyers shed light on Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union
Two Dentons professionals, highly-experienced international trade lawyers - Xavier Van Overmeire from Montréal and Nadiya Nychay from Brussels - have co-authored a book entitled The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU: An Overview; one of the only publications to examine the various aspects of the agreement and its impact.
Establishing a hospital's per resident amount: Be careful, as the result is permanent!
A teaching hospital's direct graduate medical education (DGME) payments are made on a per-resident basis and are based on each hospital’s unique per-resident amount (PRA). This PRA, once established, is permanent and cannot be modified or reset, other than by annual updates for inflation.
National Living Wage – bad news for business or a blessing in disguise?
When Chancellor George Osborne introduced the National Living Wage (NLW) last summer, he confidently asserted that this would help move the UK "to a higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare society". Despite his positive words and vision for the economy, the NLW has sharply divided businesses and spawned a flurry of negative headlines..
Starting your career as a student at Dentons exposes you to a world of experience and opportunities
With 125+ locations in 50+ countries, Dentons is home to top-tier talent that is found at the intersection of geography, industry knowledge and substantive legal experience. Working with Dentons, you will have the opportunity to learn from the best lawyers in the industry at the largest law firm in the world.
Global Arbitration Review and the American Lawyer rank Dentons among the top 15 international arbitration law firms globally
Global Arbitration Review (GAR) published its annual GAR100 ranking of specialist international arbitration law firms and its GAR30 ranking of elite arbitration law firms. Dentons was again ranked as part of the GAR30, in 14th position globally this year, the “highest riser” according to GAR.
Dentons Partner Publishes Guidebook on Superfund Litigation
Dentons partner Peter Gray, co-chair of the Firm's Environment and Natural Resources Practice Group, has authored The Superfund Manual: A Practitioner's Guide to CERCLA Litigation, an in-depth look at the cases and issues central to litigation brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund).
Dentons leaps 25 spots in 2016 BTI Brand Elite index
BTI's analysis stems from in-depth interviews with more than 600 general counsel and legal decision makers at large organizations with revenues in excess of $1 billion. The BTI Brand Elite is a data-driven ranking and the research is independent and unbiased—no law firm or organization sponsors the study, and no law firm influences the results, submits nominations, or provides client names to BTI.
Navigating the maze of planning, zoning and land use approval processes anywhere in the world can result in significant delays and escalating costs which can spell the difference between success and failure for a development project. To succeed, you need experienced, practical legal advisors to provide you with the right strategic advice throughout every stage of the planning process.
From the initial due diligence to the acquisition of property and construction, Dentons has the experience, technical expertise and key governmental contacts to work collaboratively with you and your development consultants so you achieve your outcome in a timely, cost-efficient manner. We are active and successful development advocates, with extensive experience and knowledge gained from working with some of the largest global, national and local developers, landowners and institutions and from appearing before governmental and regulatory authorities dealing with zoning and land use issues. We understand how development systems are used to raise finance and pay for infrastructure, and how to use those factors to help you succeed in having your plans and projects approved. We leverage our thorough understanding of land use regulation and the project approval process as well as our knowledge of the key players to help you achieve your business goals.
Whether your development plans involve a multi-phased planned development, the subdivision of existing lands, approvals for new construction or rehabilitation, heritage or architectural landmark preservation, safety code compliance, environmental assessment, licensing or other development approval issues, Dentons can provide the expertise and advice you need to address your toughest challenges.
The High Court has upheld the decision of the Secretary of State to grant planning permission for a foodstore in Westminster. Read more
Rebecca Clarkson and Roy Pinnock explore the conflict between planning policy preventing development in flood zones and the need to build more housing. A spate of major floods across the UK, warnings that global warming will lead to more frequent heavy rainfall events and increased risks of flooding have put the topic back at the top of the pile for planners. Read more
Whilst recent proposals to simplify the planning process for upward development in London will no doubt be welcomed, this article outlines some of the other issues for property developers and investors to consider when looking to intensify land use in this way. Read more
Rachael Herbert unravels some of the mystery surrounding planning considerations for basement developments. Why the recent surge in basement development? Despite popular press suggesting that the increase is due to greedy ‘high-net-worth’ individuals seeking to enhance their mansion homes with ‘private leisure facilities’ (swimming pools, tennis courts, garages and/or gymnasiums), in the main, the increase is owing to the rise in house prices. Read more
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Dentons has advised Wokingham Borough Council on the successful examination of its proposed Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The Levy is anticipated to raise £177 million of funding for infrastructure to complement Wokingham's commitment to delivering 13,000 new homes by 2026. The Levy proposals reflect the challenges for adopting CIL on major strategic development sites. Read more
The Secretary of State has granted permission for the £50 million, 465,000 sq ft retail and leisure redevelopment of Rushden Lakes in Northampton. Dentons acted for LXB throughout the process, including the 12 day Call In Inquiry held last year in response to demands for the Government to step to a refuse permission by 3 local authorities and several institutional landowners.
Dentons has successfully acted for Sainsbury's in defending a judicial review seeking to challenge planning permission for the supermarket's new store in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. The application for permission was dismissed by the newly formed Planning Court on 22 May 2014 as "totally without merit", just under four weeks from Sainsbury's serving its grounds resisting the challenge. Read more
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