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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.
Sandy Walker is a member of the Firm's National Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Practice Group. Sandy has extensive experience in competition and antitrust law matters and is recognized as one of the country’s leading Investment Canada Act specialists. Her practice focuses on securing regulatory approvals for mergers from the Competition Bureau, Investment Canada and other regulatory agencies. She also advises on compliance issues relating to pricing, distribution and trade practices, as well as anticorruption matters under Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.
Sandy represents clients in an array of diverse industries such as mining, financial services, oil and gas, automotive, media, food and beverage, manufacturing, transportation and retail.
An active member of the Canadian Bar Association, Sandy is Chair of the Mergers Committee, Competition Law Section and is the former Chair of the Foreign Investment Review Committee. She is also Vice-Chair of the International Antitrust Committee of the American Bar Association's International Law Section and an active member of the Antitrust Law Section and regular speaker at ABA, CBA and other conferences.
Sandy is recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2015, and Euromoney's Expert Guides to the World's Leading Lawyers (2012 and 2014) in the area of Competition and Antitrust Law. She is also recognized in Chambers Global 2015: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business as one of Canada’s leading lawyers for Competition/Antitrust and Investment Canada. She has authored numerous articles on competition law and foreign investment review (including state-owned investors), as well as a book on trade law. For several years, Sandy was also an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, lecturing on European Union competition and trade law.
Beijing Tairui Innovation Capital Management Ltd.: Advising the China based private equity investment company on its CA$80 million strategic equity investment in Western Potash Corp., a Canadian development stage potash company, resulting in a 51% ownership stake in Western Potash Corp. The deal represents one of the few significant Chinese investments in the mining space in 2015.
Mercuria Energy Group Limited: Advised as Canadian counsel on its US$3.5 billion acquisition of JP Morgan’s physical energy commodities business.
Berkshire Hathaway Energy: Counsel on the connection with a CA$3.2 billion acquisition agreement to acquire AltaLink, a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
Patheon Inc. (TSX: PTI): Canadian counsel to a leading provider of contract development and manufacturing services to the global pharmaceutical industry, in its US$2.6 billion going private transaction by way of plan of arrangement, and business combination with DSM’s pharmaceutical products business.
Katz Group Canada Inc.: Counsel on the sale of a large portion of its independent banner and franchise business to McKesson Corporation.
BP Canada: Counsel on the connection with its US$1.67 billion agreement to sell its Canadian natural gas liquids business to Plains Midstream Canada.
US Gold Corporation: Canadian counsel on its acquisition by plan of arrangement of Minera Andes Inc. with a transaction value at the time of closing of approximately CA$1.4 billion for the combined company, which was renamed McEwen Mining Inc.
Capital Power Income L.P.: Counsel on its CA$1.1 billion acquisition by Atlantic Power Corporation.
Bridgewater Systems Corporation: Counsel on its CA$211 million acquisition by Amdocs Limited by way of plan of arrangement.
Stillwater Mining Company: Counsel on the connection with its US$487 million acquisition of Peregrine Metals Ltd. by way of a plan of arrangement.
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated: Counsel on its CA$337 million acquisition of DALSA Corporation.
Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited: Counsel with respect to its CA$4.9 billion acquisition by Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.
Aon Corporation: Acted as Canadian Counsel in respect of its acquisition of Hewitt Associates, Inc.
Perilya Ltd.: Counsel on its CA$184 million take-over bid for GlobeStar Mining Corporation.
PetroChina International Investment Company Limited: Acted on the competition and foreign investment review aspects of its CA$1.9 billion acquisition of interests in two projects of Athabasca Oil Sands Corp.
Tata Motors Limited: Acted on its acquisition of the Jaguar and Land Rover businesses of the Ford Motor Company.
NRDC Equity Partners: Acted for NRDC in the connection with its acquisition of Hudson’s Bay Company.
Altagas Income Trust: Acted in connection with its CA$590 million acquisition of Taylor NGL L.P.
Apax Partners: Acted as Canadian counsel, in a US$7.75 billion acquisition with OMERS Capital Partners of Thomson Learning Higher Education Assets.
Harbinger Capital Partners: Acted on its acquisition of Calpine Power Income Fund.
Thomas Weisel Partners Group Inc.: Acted on its acquisition of Westwind Partners Inc.
BASF Canada: Acted in connection with the global acquisition by the BASF Group of the construction chemicals business of Degussa AG.
The Clorox Company: Acted on its US$126 million acquisition of Colgate-Palmolive Company's Canadian household bleach brands.
INEOS Group Limited: Acted on its proposed US$9 billion acquisition of the Innovene Group of Companies.
Bertelsmann AG: Acted on the connection with its music recording business joint venture with Sony Corporation.
RR Donnelley: Acted on its US$6 billion merger with Moore Wallace.
Duke Energy Corp.: Acted on the connection with its acquisition of Westcoast Energy Inc.
Quoted in Julius Melnitzer’s article, “Chinese competition law sharpening its teeth,” Law Times, February 3, 2014
Sandy was quoted in Andrew Mayeda and Theophilos Argitis' Bloomberg article "Security Trumping Investment Risks Canada BlackBerry Deal", regarding security concerns surrounding foreign investors' interest in purchasing BlackBerry Ltd.
Sandy was quoted in Matthew McClearn's Canadian Business article, "Is Canada closed to foreign investment?", regarding Canada's foreign investment policies.
Sandy was quoted in Judy Van Rhijn's Law Times article, "Foreign Investment Promises Fall Short", regarding the government's promise for an increase in transparency of foreign investment reviews.
Sandy was quoted in Bill McConnell's The Deal Magazine article, "Great white merger revisions," regarding proposed changes to the Competition Bureau's Merger Enforcement Guidelines.
Sandy was quoted in Business Week for her expertise on approvals from foreign investment and competition regulators.
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