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Dentons secures 127 individual and 37 practice rankings in Legal 500 US 2016
Dentons was honored with 127 individual and 37 practice rankings in the 2016 edition of Legal 500 US.
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Issues for overseas companies relating to UK land and UK government work
Recent government proposals will affect overseas companies that own UK land and that bid for UK government contracts
Far-reaching reforms to insurance law – and what action to take
The Insurance Act 2015 (the Act) will come into force on 12 August 2016 and is set to have far-reaching effects on how businesses handle their insurance policies and renewals. The Act will affect non-consumer contracts and any amendments made to existing non-consumer contracts after 12 August 2016.
Historic contamination in Romania under sale–purchase agreements
Historic contamination receives a lot of attention in Romania, particularly in the process of privatizing formerly state owned enterprises. Some of these enterprises are taken over as ongoing businesses, while others are taken over for assets such as land.
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.
Dentons named Law Firm of the Year in CEE and Russia
Dentons was named Law Firm of the Year in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Russia at The American Lawyer Transatlantic Legal Awards. The awards ceremony took place in London on 7 June 2016.
Dentons is 'ALL IN' to support Edmonton community initiatives
This month, Dentons’ Edmonton office will be turning the spotlight on the power and vibrancy of Edmonton’s community by hosting ALL IN, an evening to celebrate and strengthen the “in and of the community” support networks between our city’s businesses, individuals and charitable organizations.
Dentons develops Russia's first-ever whitepaper on the legal aspects of the Internet of Things
Dentons, in cooperation with RUSSOFT NPP, has developed a document that shines a light on the main legal aspects of the Internet of Things in Russia. The initiative was timed to coincide with the IoT Summit Russia, organized by RUSSOFT NPP on the eve of this year’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
Dentons, the global law firm, today announced that it is launching NextLaw Labs, a global collaborative innovation platform focused on developing, deploying, and investing in new technologies and processes to transform the practice of law around the world.
"The market has talked about Big Law and New Law, but we want to be Next Law," said Dentons' Global Chairman Joe Andrew. "We don't just want to be the world's largest law firm, we want to transform the legal profession, drive innovation in legal services and bring clients what they want with better quality, more responsiveness and greater value."
The goal of NextLaw Labs is to develop a suite of technologies that will fundamentally change the practice of law, improving client service and enhancing client solutions, supporting seamless cross-border service in today's global economy. Dentons—along with its thousands of lawyers and professionals around the world—will be the accelerator's lead supporter and investor, serving as the global testing ground for new products, services and other ideas to be vetted, piloted and scaled.
Leading the new venture is CEO Dan Jansen who has a rare combination of entrepreneurial and professional services experience. Jansen has helped to conceive, fund, grow and/or sell disruptive businesses in many diverse sectors, including social media, financial services and online recruiting. He also has almost twenty years of professional services experience including roles leading the Global Media Practice for the Boston Consulting Group and with Arthur Young & Company advising startups.
"NextLaw Labs is focused on one business vertical—the legal profession," said Dan Jansen, CEO of NextLaw Labs. "Ideas and inspiration can come from any source, but only one accelerator can draw from the world's largest law firm to help source and refine product ideas, while our partnerships with leading startups, thought leaders and other technology providers will help bring them to life."
While growth in the legal tech sector has been substantial, only NextLaw Labs will be able to draw on the experience of the world's largest law firm—with thousands of lawyers and professionals helping vet and develop products and services—to create solutions that assist real lawyers, working with real clients on real issues around the world.
"Finding new technologies to reinvent the legal profession and reshape how business is conducted is what NextLaw Labs is all about," Jansen explained. "We are looking for startups, entrepreneurs, VC’s, established vendors—anyone who wants to join our innovation ecosystem and work together to build and bring to market new products and services, whether through direct investments in existing companies or by building our own suite of services within NextLaw Labs."
“The legal industry is entering a period of enormous change and innovation," said Professor William D. Henderson, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, who will sit on the advisory board of NextLaw Labs along with academics, general counsels and other thought leaders from around the world, and who earlier this year was named the most influential person in legal education by The National Jurist. "NextLaw Labs has an ingenious design and structure that gives legal entrepreneurs and Dentons' lawyers the running room needed to get ahead of this curve. NextLaw Labs could be the place to go to see the future of law. Kudos to Dentons for its willingness to go first."
Professor Daniel Martin Katz of IIT- Chicago Kent College of Law who will also be joining the advisory board of NextLaw Labs noted, “This is an exciting development for the legal industry as it will help Dentons leverage current and future cycles of legal innovation and integrate into them into the workflow of the world’s largest law firm, and others. Everyone in the legal industry should take notice."
For Dentons, NextLaw Labs will assist in fulfilling its pledge to reinvent and improve global client service by harnessing new technologies, new business analytics and new service delivery models that enhance client support and deliver higher quality services, while improving confidentiality and data security.
Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries. www.dentons.com.
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