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Dentons recruits leading London corporate insurance partner to help build global practice
Dentons is pleased to announce that leading corporate insurance partner Martin Mankabady has joined the Firm in London.
Creditors will struggle in bankrupt individuals cases starting 1 October 2015
Climate change science is back in the headlines and social media. New York is attempting to use its powers under the Martin Act to investigate prior corporate disclosures on climate change.In early November, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a subpoena to Exxon and sources say New York is investigating Exxon’s disclosures to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in light of recent allegations that Exxon suppressed internal investigations on climate science over the last 40 years.
Constitutional Court provides clarity on rights of licensees to construct facilities on another person’s land under the Electronic Communications Act
In City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality v. Link Africa (Pty) Ltd and Others (CCT 184/14)  ZACC 29, the Constitutional Court confirmed the constitutionality of a provision in the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 (ECA) that allows licensees to enter into and construct electronic communications networks on another person’s land without the landowner’s consent.
Recent provider-based legislative changes: Any GME implications?
On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, among other things, making changes to Medicare reimbursement for outpatient services furnished in off-campus provider-based departments (Off-Campus PBDs).
Offering memorandum exemption introduced in Ontario and modified in five other provinces
On October 29, 2015, securities regulators in six provinces announced their intention to adopt or modify a prospectus exemption available to issuers that prepare and deliver an offering memorandum (OM) to investors.
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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 Hosts CHINCA Conference 2015: China Outbound Investment - "One Belt, One Road"
Dentons held the 5th in its series of "Geographic focused" China International Contractors Association (CHINCA)'s annual conferences for over 140 representatives from largest Chinese contracting companies at a one day event on November 3 in Xiamen.
Zofia Ulz, a former Main Pharmaceutical Inspector, joins the Dentons Pharmaceutical Law and Health Care team
Best Lawyers, an annual directory highlighting top legal practitioners in the US, recognized 131 individual lawyers from Dentons in its 2016 edition. This extraordinary figure includes 12 Dentons lawyers being added to the list for the first time
Dentons included in list of Most Feared Law Firms by BT
Dentons is one of only 40 firms to make BTI Consulting Group's "Honor Roll of Most Feared Law Firms" in the legal consultancy's annual litigation report, BTI Litigation Outlook 2016.
Canada's new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) was enacted in December 2010. A part of Canada's Strategy for the Digital Economy, the Act is intended to promote e-commerce by deterring spam, identity theft, phishing, spyware, viruses, and botnets, as well as misleading commercial representations online. The Act creates new offences, enforcement mechanisms and penalties to address these online threats. CASL’s email and communications provisions entered into force on July 1 2014.
Canada is the last of the G-8 countries to introduce an over-arching legislative framework to address spam, which continues to represent approximately 80% of all global e-mail traffic.
Canada has distinguished itself, however, in making its legislation tough. The Act's consent standards are higher than those in the U.S. CAN-SPAM legislation. Moreover, the Act's significant penalties have led some to nickname it "Canada's $10 million anti-spam law".
The Act applies to "electronic messages" and "electronic addresses" applying broadly to any means of telecommunication, including text, sound, voice, or image, via e-mail, instant messaging, telephone or "any similar account", which could include social media postings. The Act also applies to the “installation of computer programs”. These latter provisions enter into force on January 15, 2015.
The Act has considerable extra-territorial reach. Its anti-spam provisions apply to messages where "a computer system located in Canada is used to send or access" the electronic message – catching emails sent, for example, in the United States, but received in Canada.
Because of the above reach outside of Canada, and because the Act goes further than similar legislation in other countries, CASL effectively raises the bar for online communications that may flow into Canada.
This new legislation will affect how companies do business online in Canada. Proactive businesses can use the lead time prior to the Act's entry into force as a transition period to prepare for compliance. For example:
Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (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. In addition to prohibiting “spam”, CASL generally prohibits installing an app, widget, software or other executable data on a computer system (including a computer or device) in the course of a commercial activity unless the program is installed with consent and complies with disclosure requirements. These CASL provisions will come into force on January 15, 2015. Read more
The CASL regime is aimed at unsolicited commercial electronic messages (CEMs). It also includes provisions addressing the installation of computer programs, and unfair or deceptive online practices. As it is based on opt-in consent to send CEMs, CASL effectively raises the bar for organizations that have long communicated with customers and other organizations on an opt-out basis. Since CASL is a new regime, contains a private right of action and significant administrative monetary penalties (maximum $10 million), and is broader in scope than the anti-spam laws of the US and other countries, many organizations within and outside Canada have been monitoring its status closely. Some have already begun to take steps and adopt practices intended to allow them to comply with the Act. Read more
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