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Julia Taylor Rejoins Dentons as Real Estate Partner in Kansas City
Dentons, the global law firm, today announced that Julia Taylor has rejoined the Firm as a partner in the Real Estate practice. In her role, Taylor will clients on a broad range of real estate matters including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development, multifamily, construction and financing of retail, office and industrial properties.
Bar Association President Laura Gibson joins Dentons to head Houston Labor and Employment team
The global law firm Dentons today named Houston Bar Association (HBA) president Laura Gibson as partner in the Firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice.
Launch of the South African Marine Research and Exploration Forum
On 29 January 2016, the Department of Science and Technology and the Offshore Petroleum Association of South Africa signed a memorandum of understanding in terms of which the South African Marine Research and Exploration Forum (SAMREF) was established.
Policing Your Trademark — How Far Is Far Enough?
Trademark owners and practitioners must tread a fine line between overly aggressive “bullying” and lax enforcement efforts that may result in consumer confusion, lost profits and goodwill, and claims of abandonment.
TSX and TSXV join regulators in accommodating rights offerings
The rights offering exemption has historically been an underutilized means of raising capital for public issuers. This exemption from the requirement to file a prospectus allows issuers a method of financing whereby existing security holders of the issuer are given the opportunity to acquire additional securities at a discount from the market price.
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 franchising partners contribute to award-winning book
Dentons' global franchising team have contributed to 'The Franchise Book' (Aranzadi /Thomson Reuters), a newly published book providing a multidisciplinary study of franchising as a business model of the century, while offering the reader an account of the experiences of some of the most important franchises.
Dentons US Chief Innovation Officer joins the Economic Innovation Group's Policy Council
The global law firm Dentons announced today that John Fernandez, US Chief Innovation Officer and Global Chair of NextLaw Labs, joined the Economic Innovation Group’s (EIG) newly created Policy Council, an external advisory group comprised of leading experts and practitioners for the think tank based in Washington, DC.
Dentons ranked in the top 100 by Stonewall in their Top 100 Employers 2016
Dentons is pleased to announce that the Firm has been ranked 97 in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2016, which ranks employers that are the highest performing organisations in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index 2016.
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
The government has announced its long-awaited community infrastructure levy (CIL) review. This is timely, with CIL take-up patchy at best. While much of the south, and London in particular, has adopted charging schedules, large swathes of the north have yet to engage with CIL. There are reasons for that, and it will be interesting to see whether reforms affect this. Read more
Planning should be about creative judgement and common sense. A recent High Court case concerning the conversion of a pub next to the former Camden Palace Theatre, now a nightclub, to residential use highlights the need to get the basics right first. Read more
The productivity plan notes that approval will be automatic "subject to approval of a limited number of technical details". This raises obvious questions about the extent of those technical details and whether they will be common across all sites. If they are, then the approval process may not be much shorter than a formal planning application. But if they are bespoke for each site, the assessment for entry on the register will need to be rigorous. In any case, a key question is whether there will be any control over design. The National Planning Policy Framework is very firm about the importance of design. Will that be reflected in the zonal system, and if so, how? 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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