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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
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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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The Canadian dollar high yield market continues to provide flexibility to public dividend-paying issuers to implement and maintain their distribution policies through specific and customized dividend baskets that are in addition to an issuer’s general restricted payment basket and other customary baskets and exceptions.1 This flexibility has also been available not only to the darlings of the high yield market (those with the highest of the high yield credit ratings) but to lower rated issuers, with growing examples of B-rated public issuers negotiating broad and flexible dividend baskets. Read more
The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) continues its efforts to expand its supervisory authority. On September 17, 2014, the CFPB issued a proposal to supervise "larger participants" in the auto finance market. Under the proposal, the CFPB would examine nonbank auto finance companies that have at least 10,000 aggregate annual originations (including refinancings), as well as acquisitions or purchases, of auto loans and leases, in the previous calendar year. Read more
The Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) have announced that they intend to publish a new proposal for changes to the regulation of take-over bids, replacing the two alternative proposals published for comment in March 2013. One of the previous proposals was put forward by the entire CSA and addressed shareholder rights plans specifically, while the Quebec Autorité des marchés financiers (“AMF”) had presented for consideration a less regulatory framework dealing with take-over defensive tactics generally. The new proposal calls for amendments to the take-over bid legislation which would not change the existing CSA policy on take-over defensive tactics but would alter the rules of the take-over game to address long-standing concerns that the current regulatory regime tilts the playing field too far in favour of hostile bidders, impeding the ability of target boards to exercise their fiduciary duties in defending against bids and pursuing superior alternatives. Read more
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Dentons Canada LLP is pleased to announce that three prominent lawyers have joined the Firm; Jillian Frank as Partner; and Claude Marchessault and Tejbir Sandhar, both as Counsel. Based in Vancouver, these lawyers bring expanded depth and expertise to Dentons in each of their respective areas of practice. Read more
Dentons Partner, Adam Mycyk, spoke at the Fifth Ukrainian Investment Forum “Evolution After Revolution” which took place at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv on November 20. The Forum was organized by the CFA Society Ukraine and supported by the CFA Institute. Read more
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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