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Dentons secures 127 individual and 37 practice rankings in Legal 500 US 2016
Dentons was honored with 127 individual and 37 practice rankings in the 2016 edition of Legal 500 US.
Attorneys must be precise in representations to court
Government attorneys are not immune from many of the same risks all other attorneys face. A recent decision regarding the conduct of several DOJ attorneys makes that point in some harsh terms.
Issues for overseas companies relating to UK land and UK government work
Recent government proposals will affect overseas companies that own UK land and that bid for UK government contracts
Far-reaching reforms to insurance law – and what action to take
The Insurance Act 2015 (the Act) will come into force on 12 August 2016 and is set to have far-reaching effects on how businesses handle their insurance policies and renewals. The Act will affect non-consumer contracts and any amendments made to existing non-consumer contracts after 12 August 2016.
Historic contamination in Romania under sale–purchase agreements
Historic contamination receives a lot of attention in Romania, particularly in the process of privatizing formerly state owned enterprises. Some of these enterprises are taken over as ongoing businesses, while others are taken over for assets such as land.
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 Law Firm of the Year in CEE and Russia
Dentons was named Law Firm of the Year in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Russia at The American Lawyer Transatlantic Legal Awards. The awards ceremony took place in London on 7 June 2016.
Dentons is 'ALL IN' to support Edmonton community initiatives
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.
Dentons develops Russia's first-ever whitepaper on the legal aspects of the Internet of Things
Dentons, in cooperation with RUSSOFT NPP, has developed a document that shines a light on the main legal aspects of the Internet of Things in Russia. The initiative was timed to coincide with the IoT Summit Russia, organized by RUSSOFT NPP on the eve of this year’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
The US House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water approved fiscal year 2015 funding this week for the Department of Energy, the Corps of Engineers and related agencies. The bill totals US$34 billion—US$50 million below the 2014 enacted level, but US$327 million above the President's request. It reflects a re-ordering of priorities from the President's request, with a major increase for the Corps of Engineers of nearly US$1 billion and a greater emphasis within the DOE budget on fossil and nuclear energy programs, with cuts made to renewable energy program funding.
The bill increases overall funding for DOE's energy programs by US$113 million above the fiscal year 2014 enacted level. Within that total, funding for DOE's fossil energy programs is increased by more than US$30 million and nuclear energy programs receive nearly US$10 million over last year's level. Funding for the office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is reduced by US$113 million below last year's appropriation. The subcommittee states in its bill summary that this allocation "prioritizes and increases funding for energy programs that encourage U.S. economic competitiveness and that help advance the nation's goal of an 'all of the above' solution to energy independence."
Funding for the Office of Science is kept the same as fiscal year 2014, at US$5.1 billion. Within DOE's defense programs, the subcommittee prioritizes nuclear weapons activities and funding for the naval nuclear reactors program. Both received substantial increases over 2014 enacted levels, while nuclear non-proliferation programs are reduced by just under US$400 million. DOE environmental cleanup programs are cut by more than US$200 million.
The subcommittee provides continued support for Yucca Mountain waste disposal activities. It allocates US$150 million to DOE's Nuclear Waste Disposal program and US$55 million to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to continue the adjudication of the Yucca Mountain license application. The bill denies funding for the DOE's proposed non-Yucca nuclear waste disposal activities.
The bill now moves to the full House Appropriations Committee for its consideration. The Senate has not yet taken any action on its version of the bill, but the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water is expected to take a different approach to funding of DOE's energy programs by rejecting the House's large cut in renewable energy research.
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