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Dentons' Singapore CEO Philip Jeyaretnam, SC, named "Managing Partner of the Year"
Dentons Global Vice-Chair and Singapore Chief Executive Officer Philip Jeyaretnam, SC, was named "Managing Partner of the Year" at the Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Awards on May 20, 2016.
Judge rules HHS can't pay cost-sharing subsidies to QHPs, but allows funding to continue
In a May 12, 2016, decision, a US district court judge granted summary judgment to the US House of Representatives on the question of whether funds had been appropriated to pay qualified health plans (QHPs) for reduced cost-sharing subsidies under Section 1402 of the ACA. The court answered in the negative and enjoined "any further reimbursements under Section 1402 until a valid appropriation is in place." However, it stayed the injunction pending any appeal, which the Obama Administration has already indicated it intends to file.
Mortgagees take note: the Law Commission thinks you might be special
The Law Commission recently published its consultation paper on updating the Land Registration Act 2002 (the Paper). Among the numerous proposals is one that will be of particular interest to mortgagees: views are invited on limiting the circumstances in which a mortgagee can claim against the Land Registry's indemnity. The effect would be to treat mortgagees as a special category of applicant but not necessarily to their advantage.
Businesses reap the benefits of Environmental Health and Safety improvements
A strong focus on Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) in the UAE is driving positive change on construction projects shaping the Emirates' evolving skyline. While risk is an inevitable part of any building project, effective management of EHS issues is delivering strong benefits for businesses across the industry.
Digital Single Market update – revised cross-border portability of online content services proposal leaked
A revision of the European Commission's proposal and draft Regulation on ensuring the cross-border portability of online content services in the EU has recently been leaked. The proposal provides a useful insight into where things are heading prior to the Regulation being finalised. This update looks at what has changed since the original draft Regulation was released in December 2015, and the implications for media companies.
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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 wins four Turnaround Atlas Awards for excellence in international restructuring
On May 17, 2016, at a celebratory gala held in association with the Restructuring and Distressed Intelligence Forum, the Global M&A Network honoured Dentons with four Turnaround Atlas Awards, honouring excellence in international restructuring, special situations M&A, judicial and out-of-court reorganizations.
Dentons to expand in Germany with new Munich office
Global law firm Dentons will open a new office in Munich on July 1, 2016, with the hire of three partners. This will be Dentons’ third office in Germany, adding to its significant presence in Berlin and Frankfurt. The team joins from Norton Rose Fulbright.
Dentons launches global shared services strategy with new EMEA business services center
Global law firm Dentons continues its momentum by today launching its shared services strategy with the announcement that it will be opening a new business services center in Poland later this year.
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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