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Get your inbox under control before it leads to a malpractice claim

Di, 19.01.2038 - 05:14

The practice of law has gone digital. It is difficult to even compare today's law practice with that of just a few years ago when written communications could take days to reach the intended recipient. Correspondingly, the risks associated with the practice of law have changed too. The new risks in the modern day-to-day practice of law are many, but effective use of these tools can decrease the risks.

House passes comprehensive energy bill

Fr, 25.09.2020 - 02:00

United States: On September 24th, the House passed H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, on a 220-185 vote.

Costa Rica: Extension of the temporary measures for the provision of services provided by Immigration

Fr, 25.09.2020 - 02:00

Costa Rica: On September 21, 2020, Immigration informed about the extension of the measures for the services provided by its offices.

Scotland: Proof that proofs are possible in a pandemic

Fr, 25.09.2020 - 02:00

Scotland: Our Dispute Resolution team in Scotland has today completed the last day of evidence in the first proof to physically take place in the Court of Session since lockdown took hold in March this year.

Costa Rica: Construction sector – Implementation of the new changes on Value Added Tax (VAT)

Fr, 25.09.2020 - 02:00

Costa Rica: On September 16, 2020, on the Official Gazette published that all engineering, architecture, topography, and civil works construction services provided to projects registered or endorsed by the Costa Rica Federated Bar of Engineers and Architects, regardless of the date of registration and visa, will be subject to the following tax benefits on value-added tax.

Dentons Flashpoint - September 25, 2020

Fr, 25.09.2020 - 02:00

The UK unveils a new jobs support scheme.  Europe surpassed 5.5 million COVID-19 infections.  “The Safer” tanker off the coast of Yemen has begun leaking oil into the Red Sea. 

Can a government decree under the COVID-19 pandemic be a breach of quiet enjoyment?

Fr, 25.09.2020 - 02:00

Canada: The covenant for quiet enjoyment has long been a staple of landlord and tenant relationships, either as an implicit covenant incorporated by common law, by statutory authority, or as an explicitly drafted term of a lease.

Taxation of crypto-currencies and blockchain transactions

Fr, 25.09.2020 - 02:00

Germany: In 2008, a developer - known only under the pseudonym "Satoshi Nakamoto"- published the first whitepaper for the crypto-currency "Bitcoin", which has proven to be a highly volatile investment for currency speculators. The first currency-token is based on the blockchain - a distributed ledger technology. On September 18th, 2019, the German Government presented its blockchain-strategy. Whether the underlying technology might be "The next big thing" or the marketability is overestimated due to "empty promises of 'techies' for unsolved problems" can be hardly answered. It is certain that the research and development potential is still immense.

Registration in Dutch UBO register becomes mandatory (Dutch)

Fr, 25.09.2020 - 02:00

The Dutch UBO register will come into effect on September 27. A UBO is the ultimate beneficial owner of an organization. The UBO register at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (CoC) is public. The introduction of the Dutch UBO register is one of the measures against money laundering and terrorist financing included in the Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive.

Registration in Dutch UBO register becomes mandatory

Fr, 25.09.2020 - 02:00

Netherlands: The Dutch UBO register will come into effect on September 27. A UBO is the ultimate beneficial owner of an organization. The UBO register at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (CoC) is public. The introduction of the Dutch UBO register is one of the measures against money laundering and terrorist financing included in the Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive.

Cannabis Client Alert - Week of September 21, 2020

Fr, 25.09.2020 - 02:00

A voice vote in the House of Representatives on the MORE Act that was planned for September has been postponed until “later this autumn,” according to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD).

Retail: country-by-country summary of the impact of COVID-19

Fr, 25.09.2020 - 02:00

Global: The retail sector has been suffering greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation is changing almost on an everyday basis and Dentons is here to help you stay in the loop about these changes.

Dentons Flashpoint - September 24, 2020

Do, 24.09.2020 - 02:00

The EU unveils migration system overhaul plans. The UK will host the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine “challenge trials.” The US Fed highlighted the need for more economic support from Congress.

Speech from The Throne

Do, 24.09.2020 - 02:00

Canada: On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020, the Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette, addressed Canadians with her Speech from the Throne to open the Second Session of the Forty-Third Parliament of Canada.

DOL releases new proposed independent contractor rule

Do, 24.09.2020 - 02:00

United States: On September 22, 2020, the US Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled a new proposed rule that would, if finalized, codify and clarify the appropriate test for determining whether a worker should be classified as an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

New UK Job Support Scheme announced by the Chancellor

Do, 24.09.2020 - 02:00

United Kingdom: The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has outlined new measures proposed to protect jobs and the economy over the winter period, including a new Job Support Scheme (JSS).

High Court allows adjournment of liquidation petition to facilitate restructuring plan

Do, 24.09.2020 - 02:00

Kenya: In a precedent-setting decision, the High Court of Kenya in Insolvency Petition No. 010 of 2020, Synergy Industrial Credit v. Multiple Hauliers (EA) Ltd., has ordered that the hearing of a petition seeking to liquidate the company be adjourned for a period of 12 months to enable the company to complete its restructuring plan.

Further changes to the Australian Securities Exchange temporary emergency capital raising relief

Do, 24.09.2020 - 02:00

Australia: From 16 September 2020, any entity that wishes to utilise the additional placement capacity under two class order waivers “Temporary Extra Placement Capacity Class Waiver” and “Non-renounceable Offers Class Waiver” (class waivers) must satisfy ASX that it is raising capital “… predominately for the purposes of addressing the existing or potential future financial effect on the entity resulting from the COVID-19 health crisis, and / or its economic impact… ” on the listed entity (along with satisfying the other conditions set out in the class waivers).

Building and construction update: the Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020

Do, 24.09.2020 - 02:00

Australia: The Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance & Enforcement Powers) Act 2020 (NSW) (RAB Act) came into force on 1 September 2020 and is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to overhaul the building and construction industry in NSW, with a particular focus on building defects in residential apartment buildings. The RAB Act introduces a variety of reforms that will have a significant impact on the building and construction industry. Developers, builders in particular should familiarise themselves with obligations, powers and penalties contained within the RAB Act.

Dentons Flashpoint - September 23, 2020

Mi, 23.09.2020 - 02:00

US deaths surpassed 200,000. China pledges to become carbon neutral by 2060.  At the UNGA, President Trump calls for China to be held accountable for COVID-19.