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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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