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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.
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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In the African tax sphere, the trend remains for headline tax rates to continue to remain stable or decrease. Withholding tax rates have generally remained stable, although the experience of Dentons and our clients is that African tax authorities are requiring tax to be withheld from payments that have not previously been considered to be withholdable. We consider that taxation of the capital gains of non-residents is an obvious area for African governments to look to broaden their tax base, thus making it essential for investors to have the backup of a double tax treaty in the event of a change of law. Read more
On 31 October the COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) published its first set of formal guidelines as to its merger notification requirements (the Merger Guidelines). Read more
In our emerging markets series, we look at new franchise markets in Africa and Central Asia and discuss key issues faced by franchisors and franchisees in those markets. Read more
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Dentons today released its second Global Social Impact Report, an annual collection of the Firm's work in communities around the world. All of the stories featured in the report – pro bono legal service, community volunteerism, environmental sustainability – serve as outstanding examples of how a law firm can harness its talent and resources to promote positive social change. Read more
Dentons announced the arrival of partners Patrick Larrivé and Christophe Simonnet who join its Casablanca office, bringing additional depth to the Firm's existing and longstanding presence in Africa. The Firm’s Casablanca office is headed by Patrick Larrivé who joins as Managing Partner and works with partner Christophe Simonnet and a team of five associates. Read more
Dentons’ Russian Energy and Natural Resources practice, together with colleagues from the UK and France, conducted a seminar for Russian clients dedicated to legal issues concerning African natural resources (including oil and gas). Read more
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