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Dentons continues to grow UK Corporate practice with recruitment of Jonathan Cantor
Dentons continues to build out its Corporate practice in the UK with the hire of partner Jonathan Cantor. Jonathan is to join the Firm in London from Nabarro, where he has been a partner since 2007.
Will Ontario green light mandatory inclusionary zoning?
From the beginning of its term, part of this Liberal government’s mandate has been to improve access to affordable housing. On May 18, 2016, Bill 204, the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016 passed First Reading in the Ontario legislature. The bill proposes a number of amendments to the Planning Act intended to enable inclusionary zoning in Ontario and address affordable housing issues.
Is a lump sum contract a feature of a "design and build" contract?
Is a lump sum contract a feature of a "design and build" contract? This was the central issue that the High Court had to decide in the recent case of Goh Eng Lee Andy v Yeo Jin Kow  SGHC 110. After examining the features and reasons behind “design and build” contracts, Judicial Commissioner (JC) Kannan Ramesh unequivocally held that a "design and build" contract, in the absence of any terms to the contrary, necessarily incorporates a lump sum contract.
Obama administration announces new sex discrimination guidelines for federal contractors
For the first time in 40 years, the Department of Labor has updated its sex discrimination guidelines for federal contractors. These revised guidelines, incorporate equal treatment rules covered by a range of federal laws, greatly expand workers' protection from discrimination or mistreatment on the basis of sex or gender identity. But the new rule also carries new requirements for employers.
UK real estate opportunities – Brexit fallout
In a historic referendum, voters in the United Kingdom have narrowly opted to separate their nation from the European Union. The decision is already sending shockwaves throughout economies and governments worldwide. What does this mean for business and investors in the real estate sector? Dentons examines the key issues, challenges and opportunities.
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.
Dentons named 'Planning Law Firm of the Year'
Dentons is delighted to announce that it was named 'Planning Law Firm of the Year' at the Planning and Placemaking Awards 2016. The UK Planning team was recognised for its work advising both public and private sector clients on a number of significant planning and regeneration projects that will transform the Royal Borough of Greenwich in London.
Dentons strengthens its M&A and Private Equity practices in CEE with the recruitment of Partner Chris Watkinson
Dentons has strengthened its Corporate, M&A and Private Equity practices in CEE, with the recruitment of Partner Chris Watkinson. He will split his time between Budapest and Prague.
Gay rights advocate and Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson joins Dentons
Dentons, the global law firm, today named acclaimed gay rights advocate Evan Wolfson as Senior Counsel. Wolfson, an internationally recognized civil rights lawyer and strategist, was the founder and president of Freedom to Marry, the pioneering campaign which drove the successful strategy that won same-sex couples the right to marry throughout the United States.
As part of the renowned global team, Dentons has an established history in all six of Canada’s key economic centers—Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. With roots reaching as far back as 1839 in Canada, we are truly “in and of the community,” providing our clients with our leading and seamless legal services in common and civil law, in English and French.
Dentons is proud to act for of a wide variety of clients in Canada, ranging from startups to industry icons in both the public and private realms, and is positioned to support the success of our domestic Canadian clients and the vast array of international players that are investing and developing their presence in the Canadian economy. More than 500 lawyers and professionals across our Canadian offices provide clients with on-the-ground legal talent and leading experience across many industries, including key sectors of the Canadian economy:
To complement our legal services, Dentons is committed to creating and nurturing an environment of diversity and inclusion where the diversity of our workforce contributes to the enrichment of our firm, our professional practice and our community. We strive to provide our clients with the highest standards of representation and service provided by a diverse team of experienced people. As a testament to our continued dedication, Dentons is proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2011-2015) and one of Canada’s Top LGBT-Inclusive Employers (2015).
Dentons is proud to congratulate our lawyers who were recently acknowledged as Canada’s leading corporate lawyers by Lexpert. Read more
Dentons is honored to be recognized once again as a top 10 leading law firm brand in Canada in Acritas’ recently released Canadian Law Firm Brand Index 2016. Acritas measures the feedback and preferences of our clients and other key consumers of legal services in Canada and around the world. Read more
Dentons is pleased to announce that Lori Mathison, Managing Partner of the Firm’s Vancouver office, was elected to Fellowship by British Columbia’s Chartered Professional Accountants (CPABC). Read more
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On June 20, 2016, in response to the Redwater Decision that, among other things, affirmed the ability of receivers and trustees in insolvency proceedings to selectively disclaim uneconomic assets (and their associated abandonment and reclamation obligations) in accordance with the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA), the AER released Bulletin 2016-16, “Licensee Eligibility – Alberta Energy Regulator Measures to Limit Environmental Impacts Pending Regulatory Changes to Address the Redwater Decision” (the Bulletin). Read more
On May 4, 2016, an Ontario Securities Commission panel (the Panel) issued its Reasons and Decision In the Matter of Future Solar Developments Inc., containing interpretive guidance on three central concepts in securities law. Read more
In this article is found a selection of instructive construction law cases decided in 2015 in British Columbia as well as other Canadian jurisdictions. These cases reaffirm, add clarity to, or expand legal principles applicable to contracts, procurement law, and damages; all of which are a testament to the operational importance of the law in the construction industry. In contrast to recent years (in which the law was being developed largely in the context of residential construction disputes), 2015 saw a significant number of commercial cases in which a variety of substantive construction law issues were analyzed by the courts. Read more
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Dentons is proud to announce the Firm has joined the local community in support of Fort McMurray and is, on a pro bono basis, the sole law firm providing assistance on all legal matters associated with Fire Aid, a benefit concert for Fort McMurray residents, following the devastating wildfires and evacuation in early May. Read more
This month, Dentons’ Edmonton office will be turning the spotlight on the power and vibrancy of Edmonton’s community by hosting ALL IN, an evening to celebrate and strengthen the “in and of the community” support networks between our city’s businesses, individuals and charitable organizations. Read more
Dentons lawyer and Canadian leader of the Firm's global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, Timothy Banks, has authored a book titled “A Guide to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, 2016 Edition”; a comprehensive guide that explains the amendments from Bill S-4 to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and advises on best practices under the new regime, for the collection, use and disclosure of information. Read more
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