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Dentons announces Global Vice Chairs
Dentons, the global law firm, announced that it has appointed five new Global Vice Chairs, representing each of its regions. These new positions will be key in advancing significant client-facing and strategic initiatives for the firm.
Common issues arising on construction projects in Qatar
Leading global law firm Dentons, in collaboration with the Association of Corporate Counsel Middle East (ACCME), hosted its second gathering of the year for construction sector practitioners in Doha recently. The latest topic under discussion was how best to handle common issues which arise during construction projects in Qatar.
Dentons lawyers shed light on Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union
Two Dentons professionals, highly-experienced international trade lawyers - Xavier Van Overmeire from Montréal and Nadiya Nychay from Brussels - have co-authored a book entitled The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU: An Overview; one of the only publications to examine the various aspects of the agreement and its impact.
Establishing a hospital's per resident amount: Be careful, as the result is permanent!
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.
National Living Wage – bad news for business or a blessing in disguise?
When Chancellor George Osborne introduced the National Living Wage (NLW) last summer, he confidently asserted that this would help move the UK "to a higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare society". Despite his positive words and vision for the economy, the NLW has sharply divided businesses and spawned a flurry of negative headlines..
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Global Arbitration Review and the American Lawyer rank Dentons among the top 15 international arbitration law firms globally
Global Arbitration Review (GAR) published its annual GAR100 ranking of specialist international arbitration law firms and its GAR30 ranking of elite arbitration law firms. Dentons was again ranked as part of the GAR30, in 14th position globally this year, the “highest riser” according to GAR.
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.
Sandy Walker is a member of the Firm's National Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Practice Group. Sandy has extensive experience in competition and antitrust law matters and is recognized as one of the country’s leading Investment Canada Act specialists. Her practice focuses on securing regulatory approvals for mergers from the Competition Bureau, Investment Canada and other regulatory agencies. She also advises on compliance issues relating to pricing, distribution and trade practices, as well as anticorruption matters under Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.
Sandy represents clients in an array of diverse industries such as mining, financial services, oil and gas, automotive, media, food and beverage, manufacturing, transportation and retail.
An active member of the Canadian Bar Association, Sandy is Chair of the Mergers Committee, Competition Law Section and is the former Chair of the Foreign Investment Review Committee. She is also Vice-Chair of the International Antitrust Committee of the American Bar Association's International Law Section and an active member of the Antitrust Law Section and regular speaker at ABA, CBA and other conferences.
Sandy is recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2015, and Euromoney's Expert Guides to the World's Leading Lawyers (2012 and 2014) in the area of Competition and Antitrust Law. She is also recognized in Chambers Global 2015: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business as one of Canada’s leading lawyers for Competition/Antitrust and Investment Canada. She has authored numerous articles on competition law and foreign investment review (including state-owned investors), as well as a book on trade law. For several years, Sandy was also an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, lecturing on European Union competition and trade law.
Quoted in Julius Melnitzer’s article, “Chinese competition law sharpening its teeth,” Law Times, February 3, 2014
Sandy was quoted in Andrew Mayeda and Theophilos Argitis' Bloomberg article "Security Trumping Investment Risks Canada BlackBerry Deal", regarding security concerns surrounding foreign investors' interest in purchasing BlackBerry Ltd.
Sandy was quoted in Matthew McClearn's Canadian Business article, "Is Canada closed to foreign investment?", regarding Canada's foreign investment policies.
Sandy was quoted in Judy Van Rhijn's Law Times article, "Foreign Investment Promises Fall Short", regarding the government's promise for an increase in transparency of foreign investment reviews.
Sandy was quoted in Bill McConnell's The Deal Magazine article, "Great white merger revisions," regarding proposed changes to the Competition Bureau's Merger Enforcement Guidelines.
Sandy was quoted in Business Week for her expertise on approvals from foreign investment and competition regulators.
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