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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.
Margot is Counsel with Dentons' Ottawa office and practises with Dentons' Intellectual Property, Communications Law, Competition Law, and Entertainment | Sports | Media Practice Groups. Designated by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Certified Specialist in copyright, Margot is formally recognized as a leader in this specialized field. She regularly advises clients on licenses for the acquisition and use of copyright-protected content. She represents clients before the Copyright Board of Canada, and has acted as an expert advisor to international broadcasting organizations on the Canadian copyright system.
Margot is recommended by Chambers Global and by Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 as one of Canada's leading lawyers in Media and Communications Law. Her media and communications law practice is focused on helping her clients navigate the licensing rules and regulatory requirements of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). She works with Canadian and foreign broadcasters to structure the commercial agreements they require to ensure regulatory compliance and successfully launch and operate services in Canada.
Margot provides advertising and marketing advice to a broad range of clients in relation to broadcast, print, and digital media. Competition Act marketing practices advice includes misleading advertising, product performance test standards, and promotional contest design. She also advises on consumer protection and consumer product regulation. Industry areas of focus include beverage alcohol, food, travel, fashion, cosmetics, health products, home improvement products, and consumer electronics.
Margot also assists Canadian and international businesses to meet the requirements of Canada's Anti-Spam (CASL) and Privacy laws. Clients include businesses in the telecommunications, technology, electronics, gaming, retail, and advertising and marketing industries. She provides practical solutions to businesses to ensure that contracts, customer service standards and policies are CASL and privacy law compliant.
Before joining Dentons, Margot was General Counsel and Vice-President, Legal Affairs for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB).
Presenter, “Privacy Law Essentials for In-House Counsel”, Presentation to the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association – Ontario Chapter, Ottawa, November 12, 2014
Moderator, "And Now for a Word With the Audience: Social Media – Disruption and Opportunity", New Developments in Communications Law & Policy, 17th Biennial National Conference, The Law Society of Upper Canada and the National Entertainment, Media and Communications Section of The Canadian Bar Association, Ottawa, May 2014
Presenter, “The Expansion of Users’ Rights”, Understanding Copyright Law and Reform, Federated Press, Toronto, May 23 and 24, 2013
Presenter, "Protect your Rights and Avoid Liability: Current Developments and Major Implications for IP Legal Guidelines in Advertising", The Canadian Institute's 19th Annual Advertising and Marketing Law Program, Toronto, January 23, 2013
Presenter, "Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act", Canadian Chamber of Commerce Industry Association Business Roundtable, November 21, 2012
Presenter, "2012: A Landmark Year for Copyright in Canada", Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles, California, November 15, 2012
Presenter, "Protecting your Intellectual Property and your Brand", Continuing Professional Development Bootcamp, November 14, 2012
Panelist, "Copyright Update 2012", Invest Ottawa: 45th Circuit Legal Forum, June 5, 2012
Presenter, "New Developments in Communications Law and Policy", 16th Biennial National Conference, Ottawa, April 26-27, 2012
Panelist, In-House Counsel and the New Era of Compliance Liability, CCCA 2012 World Summit and CCCA 2012 National Spring Conference, Montréal, April 16, 2012
Presenter, "Key Legal Issues Affecting Associations", FMC Breakfast Seminar, Ottawa, February 22, 2012
Presenter, "Convergence or Collision? The New All-Things-Video Reality", Marketing and the Law: Negotiating the Minefield, Association of Canadian Advertisers Conference, Toronto, December 2011
Moderator, "Copyright and the Digital Economy", Competition, Innovation and Applications: Towards a Digital Economy for Canada, International Institute of Communications Conference, Ottawa, November 2011
Moderator, "Vertical Integration of the Communications Industry", 8th Annual Telecommunications Forum, Ottawa, November 2011
Presenter, "Anti-Spam 101: Risks and Implications for Businesses", FMC National Webinar, October 2011
Panelist, Privacy and Anti-Spam Issues, 2011 Risk Management Society (RIMS) Canada Conference, Ottawa, September 2011
Presenter, “Allocating Risks in the Cloud: Copyright Law”, 2nd Cloud Computing Law Course, Federated Press, Ottawa, June 2011
Panelist, "Bill C-32: ISP Liability and the Role of Intermediaries in Enforcing the Copyright Act", Rights and Copyright - Bringing Canada into the 21st Century, Insight Conference, Toronto, December 2010
Moderator, "The Over-the-Air Digital Transition – New Developments", New Developments in Communications Law & Policy, 15th Biennial National Conference, The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association, Ottawa, April 2010
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