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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.
Thomas Vandiver practices in various area of finance including public and municipal finance, banking, affordable housing, real estate law and corporate finance transactions. Tom is the head of Dentons' legacy US Public Finance practice and has more than 34 years of experience structuring and implementing tax-exempt bond and other finance transactions. He has also structured project financings involving energy tax credits, including photovoltaic/solar energy projects in which municipalities and school districts were the energy off takers. In the public finance area, Tom has served as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, counsel to financial institutions as private placement investors and lenders, issuer's and borrower's counsel and counsel to credit enhancers and trustees in hundreds of financing transactions involving billions of dollars of tax-exempt and taxable bonds, notes and other obligations, as well as other conventional financings.
Tom also regularly counsels clients in connection with complex derivative transactions. These matters have provided financings for several hundred affordable housing projects throughout the country, for state and local governments, health care systems, senior living and retirement facilities, colleges, universities and private secondary schools, cultural institutions, manufacturing facilities, sports facilities, hotels and many other facilities, including for tribal borrowers. Tom is one of the leading lawyers in California for affordable housing transactions. In this area, he represents many of the major banks and financial institutions that provide financing and tax credit equity financing for these projects, having led his team through more than a hundred such projects in just the past three years. In addition, Tom regularly represents tax credit investors in Low Income Housing Tax Credit transactions and New Markets Tax Credit transactions. He has worked extensively on restructuring troubled financings, including restructuring of tax-exempt bonds. This experience has included a successful major restructuring of the financing and derivative contracts for a medical school and a university covering allied health services and nursing in South Central Los Angeles. Tom also led a team that had responsibility for the US$2 billion in bonds at airports around the US for United Airlines when Dentons represented the creditor's committee in that bankruptcy.
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