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Dentons climbs up the Q1 League Tables in Europe
Dentons' European region has made major improvements in the Q1 2016 corporate League Tables and for the first time has entered the Mergermarket Top 10 in Europe. The other most noteworthy improvements throughout various key publications include moving up 10 places to the #2 position in CEE, moving up 16 places to #1 in the UK (mid-market), and climbing 25 places to the #11 position in Germany.
To waive or not to waive future claims in settlement agreements?
The decision of the Commercial Court in Khanty-Mansiysk Recoveries Limited v. Forsters LLP  EWHC 522 (Comm) may not, at first sight, be of obvious importance to HR practitioners. However, this decision highlights important considerations for the drafting of settlement agreements in the employment sphere.
Construction Essentials - keeping construction projects on track
Leading global law firm Dentons, in collaboration with international construction consulting firm Hill International and the Association of Corporate Counsel Middle East (ACCME), assembled industry practitioners in Dubai this month to discuss key challenges facing construction projects in the Middle East.
Give your dough to the baker even if he will eat half of your bread!
A teaching hospital's direct graduate medical education (DGME) payments are made on a per-resident basis and are based on each hospital’s unique per-resident amount (PRA). This PRA, once established, is permanent and cannot be modified or reset, other than by annual updates for inflation.
Professional negligence: conveyancers on both sides of a property purchase found liable to a defrauded buyer
In Purrunsing v. A'Court & Co (a firm) and House Owners Conveyancers Limited (2016) EWHC 789 (Ch) Judge Pelling QC in the Chancery Division of the High Court held that both the buyer's and seller's conveyancing solicitors were jointly liable to the Claimant buyer for a breach of trust arising out of a property fraud, for which they were not entitled to relief under Section 61 Trustee Act 1925 (a statutory provision that enables the Court to relieve a trustee of liability in certain circumstances).
Starting your career as a student at Dentons exposes you to a world of experience and opportunities
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.
Six in a row: Dentons wins Legal and Financial Consulting Firm of the Year in CEE
For the sixth year in a row, Dentons has been recognized as “Legal & Financial Consulting Firm of the Year” at the CEE Real Estate Quality Awards.
Dentons Partner Publishes Guidebook on Superfund Litigation
Dentons partner Peter Gray, co-chair of the Firm's Environment and Natural Resources Practice Group, has authored The Superfund Manual: A Practitioner's Guide to CERCLA Litigation, an in-depth look at the cases and issues central to litigation brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund).
Dentons leaps 25 spots in 2016 BTI Brand Elite index
BTI's analysis stems from in-depth interviews with more than 600 general counsel and legal decision makers at large organizations with revenues in excess of $1 billion. The BTI Brand Elite is a data-driven ranking and the research is independent and unbiased—no law firm or organization sponsors the study, and no law firm influences the results, submits nominations, or provides client names to BTI.
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC), one of Canada’s leading business and litigation law firms, is pleased to announce that Wei Shao will be joining the firm as Partner and Co-Chair of the national China Initiative.
With extensive experience in corporate and project financing, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border advisory work, and general corporate and commercial transactions, Wei is a welcome addition to the FMC team. He has represented Asian private and public companies including major SOEs, investors and entrepreneurs, sovereign and investment funds in a number of significant transactions in Canada. He has also provided legal counsel to Canadian and international businesses in natural resources, manufacturing, technology, environmental, infrastructure and financial transactions in China. In addition, Wei has conducted legal work on behalf of government agencies and diplomatic missions from both Canada and China.
“We are very excited that Wei has decided to join the FMC team based in Vancouver,” said John Sandrelli, Managing Partner, FMC Vancouver. “He will play a pivotal role at FMC as we continue to grow and expand our business and relationships in China. Wei’s nuanced understanding of the Chinese business, legal and social landscape, coupled with his excellent reputation within the legal industry in both countries, will provide significant momentum driving the success of our China practice and initiatives across all FMC offices.”
Wei completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the Xian Foreign Languages Institute in 1982. In 1986, he was awarded his United Nations Accreditation of Simultaneous Interpretation at the Beijing University of Foreign Studies. Wei also received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto in 1993 and was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1995.
As an interpreter accredited by the United Nations and the federal government of Canada and as a consultant, Wei has been involved in numerous ministerial meetings and negotiations between Canada and China.
Wei is also an active board member in a number of community organizations. He is a member of the Vancouver Police Board, member of China Hong Kong Market Advisory Group and the Chinese Community Advisory Council of the Government of British Columbia, and director of the Canada China Business Council, British Columbia Chapter.
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