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17 of Dentons European Real Estate partners recognized as the best in the business
Best Lawyers International 2014-2015, the leading peer-review based directory of legal practitioners, ranked 17 Dentons partners as the “Best” in the Real Estate Law business across Europe.
Avoid a flood of uncertainty: draft to include costs that aren’t maintenance, repair, or replacement in a commercial lease
The flooding experienced by many parts of the country over the last year may be partly behind changes to the Ontario Building Code, changes designed to prevent the contamination of Ontario’s water supply system.
Dentons named among Ukraine’s top law firms by Ukrainian Law Firms 2014
Our Energy and Natural Resources practice was named among the Top Three in Ukraine, while our Banking and Finance and Restructuring practices were named among the Top Five in Ukraine, reflecting the firm’s legal support of significant industries transactions.
A blockbuster June jobs report and its meaning for business
The US economy recently added 288,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent. With the revisions to April's and May's jobs reports, the net increase actually amounted to 317,000 jobs, with growth spread broadly across most industries.
Case Comment – Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44
On June 26, 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada released its much anticipated decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia. The case is significant, in part, because it is the first SCC decision where the applicant, First Nation, successfully proved its claim to Aboriginal title.
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.
Dentons Boosts Hong Kong Finance Practice with Hire of Jeff Chen as Partner
Jeff has extensive experience in capital markets, structured finance and derivatives, with an emphasis in limited recourse and cross-border financing structures of all types, including asset-backed securities and asset backed loans.
Qatar Construction Update - Enforcement of arbitration awards in Qatar
Qatar has seen a positive step forward in the enforcement of arbitration awards recently with a decision by the Court of Cassation examining the application of the New York Convention, of which Qatar is a member, in respect of enforcement of arbitration awards in Qatar.
Think global but act local: Local content rules in the oil and gas sector
We all want things to be local. Whether its shops, banks (remember the HSBC advert about your local bank?), products etc. So it is only right that resource-rich countries should want to spread the wealth taken out of the ground locally.
Africa presents some of the most dynamic markets in the world. At a time of growth, positive change and new opportunities on the continent, you need an innovative team with deep experience to help you achieve your goals. To meet the evolving needs of business, government and international institutions in Africa, Dentons delivers premier service and a disciplined focus.
Navigate the key legal, regulatory, political and economic factors that affect your Africa-related operations. Our lawyers leverage experience with business leaders, government officials and other key decision-makers in each jurisdiction within the continent—which is a distinctive aspect in helping you to succeed.
We have a longstanding commitment to developing business opportunities for clients already in Africa, as well as those with potential interests on the continent. We regularly advise African clients on outward investment and access to international financing, as well as global businesses regarding investment flows into Africa.
Whether you are currently in Africa or have potential interests on the continent, we are well positioned to fulfill a complete range of transactions and advisory work. Our presence spans the continent's Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone regions, as well as the key commercial centers around the world that engage in business and investment in Africa.
Dentons is delighted to have won the 'Advisor of the Year - Single Deal Advisor' award at the Private Equity Africa Awards 2014. Dentons won the award for its role advising Indorama on its co-investment with Helios in the US$3bn Petrobras Oil & Gas JV, which was the largest private equity transaction in Africa in 2013.
The transaction was completed in four days and is testament to Dentons' ability to field experts in: private equity; oil and gas; African and international tax regimes; and bilateral investment treaties. Read more
On 12 February 2014, at an event held in Paris, Global Arbitration Review unveiled its GAR 30 list of the top 30 international arbitration law firms for 2014. Dentons was distinguished as part of that select group of firms, in 24th position this year. Read more
Dentons has been awarded 'Law Firm of the Year' at the TMT Middle East & North Africa Conference, held yesterday in Dubai. Dentons was chosen for the award by a 10-strong judging panel made up of telecom operator, finance and consultancy representatives. Read more
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We all want things to be local. Whether its shops, banks (remember the HSBC advert about your local bank?), products etc. So it is only right that resource-rich countries should want to spread the wealth taken out of the ground locally. Hence local content is a theme that is becoming increasingly prevalent for investment in the oil and gas sectors in Africa. Whilst the concept has been around for some time, it seems to have crept up the agenda in a number of African countries of late . Read more
Dentons Franchise Team writes authoritative texts on International Franchise Law. Read more
The AVCA conference was held in Lagos, Nigeria at the beginning of this month. Read about our top 5 takeaways from the conference. Read more
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In line with its client-driven strategy of deepening its services and relationships in Africa, the global law firm Dentons has announced a new association with leading Ghana law firm JLD & MB Legal Consultancy (“JLD & MB”). Dentons has been active in Ghana-related work for over twenty years. Read more
Paris partners Jean-Luc Bédos, Ramin Hariri and Vincent Lacombe have published an article entitled “Un droit des sociétés rénové pour les 17 pays membres de l’OHADA” (A Renewed Company Law for the 17 OHADA Member States), in a special issue of Capital Finance devoted to African development. Read more
Dentons hosted the Corporate Council on Africa's 2014 Finance Forum, "Africa's Infrastructure: Maximizing Your ROI," in Washington, DC. More than 100 business leaders, finance ministers, central bank governors, ambassadors and other dignitaries from across the continent traveled to the Firm to attend the half-day conference, which examined the strategic role of US financial institutions in Africa and the investment opportunities presented by many nations' burgeoning infrastructure needs. Read more
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