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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.

Episode 37: Giving voice through education and storytelling

letztes Update vor 20 Stunden 7 Minuten

Canada: Join Heather Barnhouse, Partner in our Edmonton office, as she explores women in leadership and entrepreneurship, and the ecosystem that supports them. In episode 37, Heather is joined by Johnna Lowther, director with the Dementia Association for Awareness and Support (DAAS), an organization that uses technology to support caregivers of people living with dementia.

Dentons Jiménez de Aréchaga advised Autovías Cinco S.A. in the contract of a significant PPP

letztes Update vor 20 Stunden 7 Minuten

Uruguay: On January 18th, a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement was signed between the Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MTOP) and the Autovías Cinco S.A. consortium.

The new "Patent Box" regime - update in light of the entry into force of Law no. 234 of 2021 (in Italian)

letztes Update vor 20 Stunden 7 Minuten

Italy: The "Tax Decree" related to 2022 Budget Law has profoundly changed the discipline of the so-called "Patent Box", originally introduced into our legal system with Law no. 190 of 2014 ("Stability Law 2015") and now completely replaced.

Supply chain disruption: are contractual disputes just an "ever given"?

letztes Update vor 20 Stunden 7 Minuten

Whether it is queuing for hours to fill up cars with petrol, consumer fears over potential Christmas turkey shortages, or watching the Egyptian authorities attempt to free the Ever Given container ship blocking the Suez Canal, recent events have brought the fragile nature of local and global supply chains to the forefront of the public's mind. Staff shortages, shipping delays and problems procuring components and materials are all playing their part in preventing businesses from fulfilling their contractual obligations and causing knock-on impacts further down the supply chain.

What you need to know about the Payment Times Reporting Act 2020 (Cth)

letztes Update vor 20 Stunden 7 Minuten

Australia: The purpose of the Payment Times Reporting Act 2020 (Cth) (Act), which came into effect on 1 January 2021, is to help small business understand payment terms being offered by large businesses and government.

Tax substance: uncertainty is over with EU Commission providing objective criteria. Immediate action needed to secure intragroup upstream flows

letztes Update vor 20 Stunden 7 Minuten

EU: The European Commission released last month a proposal for a directive to prevent the use of tax shells.

Dentons Flashpoint - January 19, 2022

Mi, 19.01.2022 - 02:00

US and Russian diplomats will meet again in Geneva for talks later this week to avert a threaten Russian invasion of Ukraine. Free speech is under the spotlight for the Beijing winter Olympics. Facing an acute labor shortage, the Australian government is encouraging backpackers and students to come and seek temporary employment. Analysis: Russia, Ukraine and Europe’s Energy Security Crisis.

High Court decides tax issue of characterisation of software payments in favour of taxpayer

Mi, 19.01.2022 - 02:00

Kenya: The High Court has given its decision in Income Tax Appeal No 8 of 2017: Seven Seas Technologies Limited v. Commissioner of Domestic Taxes, upholding the taxpayer’s position that there is a distinction between payments made to purchase copyrighted material (such as copyrighted software) and payments made to acquire the right to use copyright in a material (such as a payment that results in a taxpayer obtaining rights to the source code in the software). Only the latter payments fall within the ambit of a "royalty" and are subject to Withholding Tax (WHT). 

Top Contract Law Cases of 2021 for Scots lawyers

Mi, 19.01.2022 - 02:00

United Kingdom: Welcome to our annual summary of 2021's top contract law cases from north and south of the border for Scots lawyers. 

Reducing the burden of out of pocket legal costs - Legal costs in civil litigation

Mi, 19.01.2022 - 02:00

Australia: In 1999 the Western Australian Law Reform Commission referred to: “an uncomfortable tension between legal costs and justice”; WALRC 92, Vol 1, p466.

Back to Basics, Continued—What Does “Buy Now, Pay Later” Mean for Consumer Finance?

Mi, 19.01.2022 - 02:00

United States: Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) is the most recent development in the purchase of consumer goods and services and the deferment of payment. In a sense, it is the reincarnation of a very old concept—the layaway.

Dentons Flashpoint - January 18, 2022

Di, 18.01.2022 - 02:00

The CEOs of major US air carriers warn of an impending "catastrophic" aviation crisis with the deployment new 5G service. Public trust in governments running the world's democracies has fallen to new lows over their handling of the pandemic. Britain is supplying anti-tank weapons and Canada sent a contingent of special forces to help Ukraine defend itself from a potential invasion by Russia. Analysis: CES Round-Up: Innovations in the Metaverse, Smart Cars and More.

Gratuitous Transfers and Presumptions: <em>The Journey from Pecore to Mak (Estate) and Beyond</em>

Di, 18.01.2022 - 02:00

Blair Botsford, Partner in our Trusts, Estates and Wealth Preservation group in Toronto, recently co-authored an article on Federated Press titled Gratuitous Transfers and Presumptions: The Journey from Pecore to Mak (Estate) and Beyond.

Czech Competition Authority (UOHS) imposed a record fine for RPM and is ready for new dawn raids in 2022

Di, 18.01.2022 - 02:00

Czech Republic: In this issue of the Newsletter we discuss two recent cases which should not escape your attention. The first confirms the Authority’s increasing interest in vertical relations, primarily in distribution agreements. The second points to the current development of decision-making practice of administrative courts examining the legality of dawn raids conducted by the Authority.

Czech Competition Authority (UOHS) imposed a record fine for RPM and is ready for new dawn raids in 2022 (Czech)

Di, 18.01.2022 - 02:00

Czech Republic: In this issue of the Newsletter we discuss two recent cases which should not escape your attention. The first confirms the Authority’s increasing interest in vertical relations, primarily in distribution agreements. The second points to the current development of decision-making practice of administrative courts examining the legality of dawn raids conducted by the Authority.

This is how we do it – the Pensions Regulator publishes its criminal offences policy

Di, 18.01.2022 - 02:00

United Kingdom: On 29 September 2021, the Pensions Regulator (tPR) published its long-awaited policy (Policy) on how it intends to exercise its criminal offences powers under the Pension Schemes Act 2021 (the Act). 

New year, new ideas – 2022 and the potential "Great Transition" in the UK

Mo, 17.01.2022 - 02:00

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the way many of us work has changed dramatically and, with that, expectations of how we will work going forward. We discuss some new ideas and practices which may both encourage employees to apply for or stay in roles and result in greater productivity.

Dentons Global Mining Guide 2022

Mo, 17.01.2022 - 02:00

The resilience and strategic importance of the global mining industry continues, as the industry balances climate change, community and environmental concerns with an ever growing demand for strategic minerals.

Corporate Liability enforcement trends

Mo, 17.01.2022 - 02:00

Global: Hear from our team across the globe as they share their insights on enforcement trends, tips to avoid risk, and what actions are currently under the spotlight.