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Dentons Ranked No. 1 in Midwest Real Estate News "Best of the Best 2018"
For the fifth consecutive year, Dentons' Real Estate practice has been ranked No. 1 on the "Best of the Best" list by Midwest Real Estate News.
With all the changes and announcements in 2018, our Eurozone Hub has collated the following supervisory outlook for 2019 as a non-exhaustive “Playbook” for Banking Union Supervised Institutions and other regulated market participants already based in or otherwise relocating to the EU and/or the Eurozone.
Canada Federal Budget 2019
In the wake of the release of the much-anticipated 2019 Federal Budget, members of Dentons’ Tax group, together with a team at Wolters Kluwer, have prepared a Special Report which provides a detailed analysis and concise summary of the changes featured in the Budget.
Global tax guide to doing business in... 2019
Our Global tax guide to doing business in… highlights the complexities of corporate tax systems in 28 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia and Europe.
US Policy Scan 2019
In Policy Scan 2019, Dentons' US Public Policy team's annual analysis of the legislative and political landscape, we take a close look at the issues, questions and conflicts that will dominate the dialogue on Capitol Hill and in the White House over the coming year.
Starting your career as a student at Dentons exposes you to a world of experience and opportunities
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.
The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 recognizes over 130 Dentons lawyers
The 2019 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has recognized 133 Dentons lawyers, of which 89 have been included in the elite “Leading Lawyers” list, while 44 are listed as “Next Generation Lawyers”.
Dentons launches Market Insights publication: “Digital Transformation and the Digital Consumer”
Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has launched a new Market Insights publication entitled “Digital Transformation and the Digital Consumer”, which examines the legal implications of the online economy.
Dentons ranks across 68 tables securing 109 individual and 43 practice rankings in Chambers USA
Global law firm Dentons earned 109 individual and 43 practice rankings - a 20% increase over last year - in the most recent edition of Chamber USA.
Human rights, modern slavery and human trafficking are increasing areas of focus for governments and businesses globally. The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights impose duties on both states and businesses to ensure corporate action respects human rights. Judgments of national courts and international tribunals hold corporations to ever stricter account for their responsibilities in this area and UN negotiations continue for a global treaty imposing binding international law obligations on businesses.
Legislation is requiring businesses to become more transparent, and to think about the impact of their own business and their supply chains. In California, the Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires companies in certain sectors with US$100 million in worldwide sales and some connection to California to make full disclosure of their supply chains and whether they regularly check them for possible slavery or trafficking conditions. Businesses are expected to explain what they do about the risk.
In the UK, the Modern Slavery Act came into force in October 2015. It requires businesses to report annually what they are doing to combat slavery and human trafficking. For companies with complex supply chains and international operations, this is a challenging task, but one in respect of which they are subject to increasing public and regulatory scrutiny. This supplements existing requirements under the Companies Act 2006 for all UK listed companies to publish a strategic report, including information on the company's policies and actions in relation to social, community and human rights issues. Further, a wave of recent Court of Appeal decisions has reinforced the possibility of jurisdiction over claims against UK-domiciled parent companies regarding human rights impacts of their subsidiaries abroad.
Other countries are fast following suit. Australia's parliament is currently considering a Modern Slavery Bill. France has introduced the Due Diligence Law, requiring large companies to develop, implement and publish their plans to demonstrate what they do to avoid risks to human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The key focus is on transparency, but the legislative trend is towards tougher regulation, and businesses know they need to take compliance seriously now.
Dentons' Human Rights and Modern Slavery team includes lawyers from across the Firm who regularly advise in connection with all aspects of human rights. With our global presence, we are one of few firms that can provide multinational businesses with a global viewpoint on this international issue. We have experience in helping companies comply with reporting requirements on human rights and modern slavery across jurisdictions. We advise on contractual protection and promotion of human rights, and on due diligence and audit processes. Frequently our clients have complicated corporate structures and we work with them to ensure appropriate reporting is done by and for the correct entities.
No one in the UK construction industry can afford to ignore the issue of modern slavery. The industry's complex and wide-ranging supply chains and high labour demands unfortunately create conditions in which criminals in the "slave trade" can operate. We take a look at some of the work under way to eliminate modern slavery.
In an effort to reduce modern slavery in the supply chain practices of Australian businesses, organisations must now take steps to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW), which was passed on 21 June. Organisations will also need to consider what additional actions they need to take should the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 pass Federal parliament.
Commercial analysis: Liz Tout and Catherine Gilfedder analyse the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Okpabi and others v. Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd, which confirmed the English courts do not have jurisdiction over claims against a UK parent company and its Nigerian subsidiary for environmental damage in Nigeria.
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