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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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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.
Investors, including private equity and venture capital firms, are increasingly aware of the fact that government policies and funding efforts established in the US and the EU directly influence the value of their investments. Mr. Clerici’s practice centers on working with new entrants to the government marketplace and assisting existing participants in government-focused efforts in development of effective business strategies for selling goods and services to the federal, state and local governments, particularly in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and public-private partnership arena. These efforts involve all aspects of strategy development and tactical execution, including consideration of legislative and regulatory solutions and impact, public relations strategies, legal advice regarding appropriate contract actions, and suggesting corporate structures to maximize commercial value to his clients. Mr. Clerici, through providing counsel on strategic positioning, has contributed to clients securing more than US$10 billion in funding, including over US$4 billion in the life sciences area as well as assisting clients in entering into novel public-private partnerships on more than 50 Department of Defense installations throughout the United States.
Mr. Clerici has represented a number of large pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients to impact significantly the legislation implementing Project BioShield, the US Government’s initiative to promote and fund the development of biomedical countermeasures. He has negotiated the numerous contracts for clients selling stockpiles of countermeasures to the federal government, including the majority of the awards made under Project Bioshield. In 2005, Mr. Clerici played a substantial role in the drafting and passage of the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act), landmark legislation that provides substantial liability protections for makers and distributors of pandemic, epidemic, and bio-terrorism countermeasures. He testified as an expert in support of this legislation on four occasions before the US Senate Appropriations Committee, the HELP Committee, and the Judiciary Committee. In 2006, Mr. Clerici was instrumental in the passage of legislation creating the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency (BARDA), which builds upon and improves Project BioShield.
Mr. Clerici has extensive experience advising clients engaged in public-private partnerships with the federal government, including representing one of the largest and most successful military housing privatization contractors in the Nation.
He's played a significant role in developing the legislative strategy and drafting key provisions of the SAFETY Act, a major component of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. Mr. Clerici has testified on behalf of the US Chamber of Commerce before the U.S. House of Representatives on the SAFETY Act's implementation and has represented a number of entities that have successfully received SAFETY Act certification. His political involvement spans more than two decades, having worked on campaigns for the US Senate, House of Representatives, and State offices. In 2001, Mr. Clerici was a candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Clerici was a judge advocate with the US Air Force where, among other assignments, he advised the Air Force Research Laboratory on the procurement of technology from research institutions throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
Mr. Clerici served as a featured speaker at the following conferences:
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