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Dentons
1 PLACE VILLE-MARIE
39TH FLOOR
MONTREAL, QUEBEC H3B 4M7
Canada

Canada > Cannabis Tier 1

The global presence of Dentons allows the team to offer seamless and full-service cannabis-related advisory. Its expertise includes representation of producers and distributors, regulatory compliance, labelling and packaging, marketing and franchising. The practice is led by Eric Foster who, in addition to working on commercial agreements for cannabis industry participants, is also a go-to for media outlets such as The Globe & Mail, The Financial Post, CTV News and Leafly. Mention is also given to Kimberly Burns for her varying client list, including large public cannabis companies, industry players, regulated licensed producers and non-plant touching IP aggregators. Benjamin Iscoe  was promoted to partner in February 2022.

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Key clients

Entourage Health Corp.

Verano Holdings

Fire & Flower Holdings Corp.

Canopy Growth Corporation

Clever Leaves Holdings Inc.

SLANG Worldwide Inc.

Halo Collective Inc.

Gage Growth Corp.

PharmaCann Inc.

The Dutch Oven Corporation

Fiore Cannabis Ltd.

Green Thumb Industries

Entourage Health Corp.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Gage Growth Corp. in regard to its proposed business combination with TerrAscend Corp. for an aggregate consideration of $545m.
  • Advised Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. on its licensing arrangement and option to purchase Fire & Flower US Holdings Inc..
  • Advised Entourage Health Corp., in connection to its partnership with The Boston Beer Company, to develop and commercialize a portfolio of cannabis-infused beverages.

Canada > Media and entertainment Tier 1

The dedicated practice at Dentons advises clients on all media and entertainment matters. The team not only advises on the start-up of business ventures, but also guides them through the media industry, negotiating production deals with streamers, studios and independent content producers. The group’s global reach allows them to oversee all domestic and international matters, including film and television production, distribution, financing, government incentives and advertising. Juliet Smith is well -regarded for her representation of US networks, Hollywood Studios, streamers and Canadian independent production companies. Practising from Vancouver, her expertise includes the financing of productions and related tax incentives. Based in Toronto are the team’s leaders, Ken Dhaliwal and Jim Russell . Dhaliwal utilizes his commercial and corporate law expertise to advise on the establishment of new companies and businesses in the media sector. Russell’s practice focus lies within the production project financing, international and interprovincial productions and co-ventures and copyright. They head up the practice. Jayme Alter is noted for leading cross-border production matters and licensing issues.

Key clients

Banger Films

Lionsgate Films

Shopify Inc. – Shopify Studios

Sinking Ship Entertainment

WOW Unlimited Media

New Metric Media N

Workin’ Moms

Work highlights

  • Advised WOW Unlimited Media, a leading animation-focused entertainment company producing top-end content for all media platforms, on its sale to Genius Brands.
  • Acted as counsel to Shopify Inc., a multibillion-dollar Canadian e-commerce company, for the launch of a television and film content and production studio called “Shopify Studios” in 2019.
  • Advised New Metric Media on various matters in connection with a number of productions produced in 2021 including: (i) the most recent season of “Letterkenny”, the first season of the Letterkenny spin-off television series “Shoresy” and the first season of the television series “Children Ruin Everything”.

Canada > Business immigration Tier 2

At Dentons, key fields of expertise include work permits, intra-company cross-border transfers, business visitor entry preparation and applications to address criminal and medical inadmissibility. The practice is led by both Henry Chang and Helen Park. Chang practices in both Canadian and US business immigration law and also has expertise in international business law, whereas Park’s expertise lies within immigration related matters concerning productions in the entertainment and media industry; her extensive experience in work permit applications assists foreign clients seeking to work on Canadian film productions. Jonathan Mor is another key contact.

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Jonathan Mor; Denise Alba; Jonathan Mor; Leticia Siu

Key clients

Barnstorm VFX

Stellar Creative Lab Inc.

Cermaq Canada Ltd.

Kickstart Productions Canada Inc.

BRON Studios

ProSlide Technology Inc.

Aldea Services Inc.

Fix Network

Capital Power Corporation

Champion Petfoods LP

Work highlights

  • Represented ICICI Bank Canada in all Canadian immigration matters including overseeing the bank’s senior managers in their Canadian work permit applications.
  • Represented Champion Petfoods LP in all of their Canadian and U.S. immigration matters such as overseeing Canadian employees in their U.S. work permit applications and U.S. employees in their Canadian work permit applications.
  • Advised Stellar Creative on the application of work permits for specialised visual effects and animation artists for film and television productions.

Energy and natural resources > Oil and gas Tier 2

Dentons has enjoyed a strong year, which saw the team act on a well-balanced mix of regulatory, commercial and corporate work. Leveraging strong relationships with both domestic and global energy companies, the group’s representation of long-standing client Enbridge stands out, and it also provides ongoing advice to the Canadian energy giant on commercial and regulatory matters connected to the Enbridge Mainline system. Notably, all three department heads lead the Enbridge work, with sector specialist Bernard Roth providing regulatory support, while George Antonopoulos and counsel Michael Hurst handle commercial matters. Regulatory partner Laura Estep is also recommended. The Calgary-based group was recently boosted with the hire of natural resources-focused corporate partner Chris Wolfenberg from Fasken.

Key clients

Enbridge Inc.

Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Kingston Midstream (formerly Tundra Energy Marketing Limited)

Cenovus Energy Inc. (combined with Husky Energy Inc. in 2020)

Enhance Energy

BP Canada Energy Group ULC

Suncor Energy Inc.

PETRONAS Canada

ERCe

Saturn Oil and Gas

Work highlights

  • Advising Enbridge on all commercial legal work and providing significant regulatory support in connection with the Enbridge Mainline system; from common carriage to contract carriage.
  • Representing Kingston Midstream Westspur Limited on an application for leave to appeal a decision of the Canada Energy Regulator to the Federal Court of Appeal.
  • Advising the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Inter Pipeline on its response to an unsolicited takeover bid by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP, involving an auction process that concluded with Brookfield increasing its offer at a valuation of approximately C$15bn.

Canada > Indigenous law Tier 2

The practice at Dentons integrates its Aboriginal law expertise with its environmental and regulatory law experience to provide clients with seamless project planning advice in matters of natural resource development and transportation. Key strengths include the provision of land claims and treaty rights advice, the negotiation of impact and benefits agreements and the evaluation of Aboriginal risks arising from project financings. The team is led by Bernard Roth who practices from Calgary. Roth’s focus lies within energy regulation and administrative processes, while Laura K. Estep is best known for advising energy clients on project approval phases.

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Key clients

Enbridge Inc.

Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

PETRONAS Canada (formerly Progress Energy Canada Ltd.)

Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Hydro-Québec

Work highlights

  • Drafted written submissions to the British Columbia Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal to oppose the standing of a trapper to appeal a pipeline permit issued to PETRONAS.
  • Represented and advised Hydro-Québec in five litigation matters brought by the Innu of Pessamit in relation to their assertion of Aboriginal title and rights on lands affected by hydroelectric projects of Hydro-Québec, and which involve claims in damages of approximately $500m against the hydroelectric company.
  • Represented Hydro-Québec in four litigation matters brought by the Innu of Uashat and of Mani-Utenam in relation to their assertion of Aboriginal title and rights on lands affected by hydroelectric projects of Hydro-Québec, and which also involve claims in damages of approximately $2bn dollars against the hydroelectric company.

Canada > Pensions Tier 2

Canada > Telecoms Tier 2

The practice at Dentons focuses on emerging telecommunications matters including earth observation satellite systems, online streaming services, connected and interconnected wireless devices and user generated content platforms. Its multidisciplinary and integrated approach enables clients to receive end-to-end advice on entering the Canadian market. The practice is led by Ottawa-based Monica Song whose practice focus lies primarily in administrative and public policy work, with clients often relying on her expertise to assist digital growth. Gregory Kane is another key contact.

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Key clients

Banger Films

Ligado Networks LLC

Lionsgate Films

Shopify Inc. – Shopify Studios

Sinking Ship Entertainment

Spire Global

Work highlights

  • Advised Investissment Quebec in its $600m investment into Telesat Canada’s proposed $6.5bn Low Earth Orbit satellite constellation, that will be used to provide universal broadband connectivity across the globe.
  • Advised Spire Global Inc. on its $161.2m acquisition of exactEarth Ltd., a leading provider of automatic identification system data for the global maritime vessel and ship tracking and maritime situational awareness solutions.

Transport > Aviation Tier 2

The team at Dentons utilizes its global outreach to advise clients on all aviation matters, from leasing and financing issues to complex compliance matters. Its broad array of clients includes international aviation financiers, governmental agencies, private operators, aircraft-chartered companies and airports. Airlines with operations in Canada, as well as those investing into the Canadian market, benefit from the team’s global aviation law expertise across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The team is led by Vancouver-based Robert Quon, a lawyer noted for his business investment expertise.

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Kathryn McCulloch

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    Canada > Construction Tier 2

    Dentons is active across the entirety of Canada on both front-end and back-end matters, providing in-depth expertise on procurement, contractual, dispute avoidance, design issue, professional liability, insurance and tendering mandates. The practice is co-headed from Vancouver by Jana Mansour, whose qualification in the US and UK renders him a go-to for cross-border projects, alongside Karen Martin KC, a leading expert in RFP, contract, engineering issue, negligence and builders’ liens-related litigation.

    Practice head(s):

    Jana Mansour; Karen Martin KC

    Other key lawyers:

    John Haythorne; Dennis Picco KC; Pierre Grenier; Karen Groulx; Lampros Stougiannos; Alexis Barr-Gusa; Alim Khamis

    Key clients

    Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

    Livent

    JGC Fluor

    Acciona

    Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (“CBHSSJB”)

    Montreal Port Authority

    Régie Régionale de la Santé et des Services Sociaux du Nunavik (RRSSSN)

    Enbridge

    Knight Piésold Ltd.

    City of Richmond

    Work highlights

    • Representing Infrastructure Canada and Public Works in connection with a claim by the Private Partner before the Montréal Superior Court (500-17-118527-210) for an amount of $378M in damages for alleged constructive acceleration measures implemented following the 2018 crane operators’ illegal strike in the Province of Quebec.
    • Advising VFPA with respect to the procurement of multiple transportation infrastructure projects across Metro Vancouver, involving construction, traditional design-build and progressive design-build delivery approaches, in collaboration with industry and other local, provincial, and federal agencies.
    • Acted for Acciona in a matter concerning the termination of a public private partnership contract for a major wastewater treatment plant in British Columbia. The project is complex and is one of the most significant pieces of infrastructure in the province of BC and the client is one of the leading wastewater treatment plant and infrastructure contractors in the world.

    Canada > Dispute resolution: Alberta Tier 2

    Dentons, one of the largest firms globally, enjoys an active presence across Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, operating across a varied spectrum of corporate, white-collar, financial services, banking, insurance and healthcare disputes, among many others. Gordon Tarnowsky is one of the market’s most seasoned energy and oil and gas specialists and works from the Calgary office alongside co-head of the national practice, Rachel Howie, who is principally active within the mining, natural resources and energy sectors. In Toronto, Matthew Fleming has forged a prominent reputation for class action, professional and product liability, regulatory and securities-related disputes meanwhile Vancouver-based Emma Irving, an up-and-coming partner, is acclaimed for her work on contract and transactional litigation, class actions and personal injury defence. At the Montreal office, local practice head Margaret Weltrowska holds distinct expertise in franchising litigation and is supported by Erica Shadeed, a senior associate with notable experience in insurance, general commercial, consumer protection and regulatory disputes.

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    Kelly Osaka; John Cusano; Mercedes Hitesman Edmonton; Wendy Moody

    Other key lawyers:

    Dennis Picco KC; Thomas O’Leary; Rachel Howie; Michael Sestito; Simon Elzen-Hoskyn

    Canada > Capital markets Tier 3

    In addition to its far-reaching international platform, Dentons stands out for its broad national coverage, which takes in six offices across Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. Cannabis remains a core industry for the group, with Toronto-based sector specialist Eric Foster noted for his expertise in this area. Other key contacts include capital markets and private equity-focused Dan Shea; Toronto-based Ora Wexler, who specializes in cross-border offerings; and Calgary-based Bennett Wong, who spearheads the securities and corporate finance group nationally.

    Key clients

    Scotiabank

    BMO Capital Markets

    TD Securities

    National Bank Financial Markets

    RBC Capital Markets

    Seaport Global Securities

    Canaccord Genuity

    CIBC Capital Markets

    Citigroup Global Markets

    J.P. Morgan

    Corus Entertainment

    Capital Power Corporation

    Calian Group

    Aya Gold & Silver Inc.

    Stifel GMP

    Tenet Fintech Group Inc.

    Cormark Securities

    Rivalry Corp.

    VIQ Solutions Inc.

    Halo Collective Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Advised the agents, led by Scotiabank, BMO Capital Markets and TD Securities, on Enbridge Inc’s C$1.5bn dual-tranche public offering of sustainability-linked notes and medium-term notes.
    • Advised the underwriters, led by National Bank Financial Markets and RBC Capital Markets, on Tamarack Valley Energy’s C$200m private placement of sustainability-linked notes.
    • Advised the agents, led by Seaport Global Securities and Canaccord Genuity on Curaleaf Holdings’ $475m private placement of senior secured notes, including a $50m reopening of the initial offering.

    Canada > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

    One of the largest international firms, Dentons is naturally extremely active on the cross-border front, demonstrating particular accomplishment in matters intersecting Europe, Latin America, China and Australia; its team is geared to handle both corporate M&A and private equity transactions and is well-versed in a number of sectors including energy, technology, cannabis, mining, infrastructure, telecoms and entertainment. Alex Farcas serves as M&A lead, boasting distinct know-how in go-private transactions and public company governance, while simultaneously supporting on a wealth of share and asset, take-over bid and restructuring transactions; he is based in Toronto alongside Ora Wexler, a partner who is forging a prominent reputation for her work on multi-jurisdictional capital market deals.

    Practice head(s):

    Alex Farcas; David Little; Mike Hollinger; Andrea Johnson

    Other key lawyers:

    Kimberly Burns; Ora Wexler

    Key clients

    Verano Holdings Corp.

    Dye & Durham

    The Baupost Group, LLC

    Canadian Natural Resources Limited

    Gage Growth Corp

    Millennial Lithium Corp.

    Ely Gold Royalties Inc.

    Tenet Fintech Group inc.

    5N Plus Inc.

    Dapasoft Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Acted for Dye & Durham as it agreed to acquire Link Group in a transformative CDN$3.2 billion transaction.
    • Advising Verano in its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Goodness Growth Holdings, Inc.
    • Acted as Canadian counsel to The Baupost Group, LLC, in its involvement in the acquisition of Western Union Business Solutions (now known as Convera) from the Western Union Company.

    Energy and natural resources > Mining Tier 3

    Dentons continues to invest in its Canadian mining practice, recently adding Chris Wolfenberg from Fasken and Jennifer Poirier from Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; the pair join in Calgary and Vancouver respectively. The team’s emphasis on M&A, capital markets and finance work is supplemented by significant activity in commercial and operational mining matters. Edmonton-based Leanne Krawchuk handles a mix of commercial, M&A and construction law and co-heads the team alongside Vancouver-based mining and forestry specialist Robin Longe. High-profile mining expert Brian Abraham KC is also recommended in Vancouver.

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    Key clients

    Cerrado Gold Inc.

    Ely Gold Royalties Inc.

    BlackRock Metals Inc.

    Aya Gold & Silver Inc.

    Cormark Securities Inc.

    Alamos Gold

    EV Nickel Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Advising Cerrado Gold on a $20m secured note and stream agreement with Sprott Resource Streaming and Royalty Corp to finance its Monte do Carmo gold project in the State of Tocantins, Brazil.
    • Acting for Ely Gold Royalties on its C$300m acquisition by Gold Royalty Corp.
    • Representing BlackRock Metals (BRM) in connection with its CCAA Proceedings.

    Energy and natural resources > Power Tier 3

    Dentons‘ national power group forms a significant part of the firm’s overarching Canadian energy offering, with many key lawyers handling both power and oil and gas matters. Transactional partner Vivek Bakshi, who splits his time between Toronto and Calgary, co-heads the department alongside energy regulation specialist, Bernard Roth, in Calgary. Montreal-based litigator Pierre Grenier also has a significant power dimension to his practice.

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    Key clients

    Capital Power Corporation

    Rio Tinto Alcan Inc.

    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.

    Ontario Power Generation Inc.

    Syncrude Canada Ltd.

    Canadian Solar Inc.

    Enbridge Inc.

    Investment Management Company of Ontario

    Alberta Electric System Operator

    Work highlights

    • Advised Capital Power Corporation on its inaugural C$1bn sustainability-linked credit facilities.
    • Acted for a syndicate of banks, led by Scotiabank, on a C$1.1bn issuance by Enbridge of sustainability-linked bonds.
    • Advised Enbridge on the sale to CPPIB of a 49% interest in a portfolio of offshore French windfarms.

    Canada > Environment Tier 3

    The team at Dentons is recognized for having extensive knowledge on climate change and sustainability. As part of the firm’s global environment and natural resources group, the practices utilizes its multidisciplinary abilities to advise on environmental assessments, ESG compliance, renewable energy projects, site remediation and environmental transportation issues. The team has a particular focus on developing areas such as renewables, clean fuel standards and extended producer responsibility for manufactured products. The practice is led by Alex G MacWilliam who is based in Calgary.

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    Key clients

    Alberta Conservation Association

    Ducks Unlimited Canada

    Enbridge Inc.

    Great West Life Realty Advisors

    Orkin Canada

    PETRONAS Canada

    Syncrude Canada Inc.

    World Fuel Services

    Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

    Rocky Mountain Equipment

    Work highlights

    • Advised Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo on environmental and health and safety matters relating to all aspects of the Municipality’s operations, including potable water system, wastewater treatment system, solid waste landfills and engineering operations.
    • Advised Capital Power Corporation on its inaugural $1bn Sustainability-Linked Credit Facilities.
    • Advised Air Products Canada Ltd. on existing contamination issues concerning the investigation and acquisition of a property, for the purposes of construction and operation of a multi-billion dollar hydrogen plant just outside of Edmonton, Alberta.

    Canada > Insurance Tier 3

    Dentons continues to raise its profile in the insurance law sphere following the hire of a nine-lawyer team from Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP in February 2022. Laurie LaPalme, one of the five partners who made the switch to the new firm, spearheads the national corporate and regulatory insurance practice; she recently acted alongside Derek Levinsky to advise insurance broker and consultant NFP Canada Corp on its acquisition of Foster Park Brokers. Douglas Stewart co-heads the insurance practice and specializes in contentious work. Named lawyers are based in Toronto.

    Key clients

    Westland Insurance Group Ltd.

    NFP Canada Corp.

    CUNA Mutual Financial Group

    Arch Insurance Canada Ltd.

    Wawanesa Life Insurance Company

    AXA XL Insurance

    Fenchurch General Insurance Company

    Lockton Re, LLC

    AIG

    PartnerRe Ltd

    Work highlights

    • Represented CUNA Mutual Financial Group on its acquisition of Assurant’s prearranged funeral insurance and final expense business.
    • Acted for NFP Canada Corp on the acquisition all of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of Foster Park Brokers.
    • Represented Arch Insurance Company in several litigation cases arising from the cancellation of hundreds of educational tours due to Covid-19 and the subsequent closing of international borders.

    Canada > International trade Tier 3

    Dentons‘ Canadian trade practice is particularly well-equipped to advise on sanctions, where it can draw on its global network to provide clients with coordinated advice across multiple jurisdictions, and trade remedies cases. The group also pairs up with the firm’s government and public policy unit for guidance on trade law policy. Toronto-based Paul Lalonde steers the group and brings to bear specialist expertise in government procurement and international trade law.

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    United Kingdom Department of International Trade

    Tosyali Algeria

    Saje Natural Wellness

    Atakas Celik

    Kik Custom Products

    World Vision Canada

    Suncor Energy Canada

    Scierie Alexandre Lemay et fils Inc.

    Trimark Tubulars Ltd.

    West-Can Seal Coating Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Represented Trimark Tubulars in the CITT’s antidumping investigation into certain oil country tubular goods 3 (OCTG III) from Mexico.
    • Acted for West-Can Seal Coating in an arbitration under the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) Bid Protest Mechanism and the Canada Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) against the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure.
    • Represented Zhuhai Ido Furniture in the CITT’s investigation into upholstered domestic seating.

    Canada > Labour and employment Tier 3

    Dentons impresses clients for ‘matching the right lawyer to the project at hand‘. Well-versed in all elements of labour and employment law, the group has an emphasis on health and safety law, labour relations, restrictive covenants disputes and wrongful dismissals. With platforms in each of the four largest Canadian provinces, Toronto is the seat of national lead Andy Pushalik, who handles a mix of advisory and contentious matters. In Vancouver, clients highlight Eleni Kassaris for her ‘exceptional advice‘. Montreal managing partner Christian Létourneau and Calgary-based April Kosten are also recommended.

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    Testimonials

    ‘As a non-profit, we rely on Dentons for support for labour/HR guidance and advice. The support we receive ensures that we are able to support and manage our people in a way that balances the organization’s needs while being a great employer.’

    ‘Andy Pushalik stands head-and-shoulders above his peers in terms of quality of advice and service. He takes great care to first understand the intricacies of a company and the industry in which it operates in order to best tailor his advice to match that client’s particular needs.’ 

    ‘Eleni Kassaris is timely, efficient, clear, and brings a broad range of experience and perspective. Her advice has both helped us sharpen our HR practices, tools, and approaches, AND guided us through some very complex HR matters to positive resolution.’

    The team is outstanding: knowledgeable, extremely responsive, efficient, and it provides targeted advice with both legal and business considerations in mind. A highly collaborative practice that takes advantage of specialists throughout the firm, matching the right lawyer to the project at hand.

    ‘We deal with Eleni Kassaris in the Vancouver office and I am constantly amazed by Eleni’s level of care, professionalism and compassion. Eleni is never too busy to jump on a call and consistently gives exceptional advice.’

    Meaghen Russell is our primary relationship partner at the firm. She is one of the best employment lawyers with whom we have worked. We rely on her to handle every type of issue, from the most complex to the mundane.

    ‘The Dentons team is very practical and responsive. They’ve built up tremendous corporate knowledge about us and they tailor their advice accordingly. In addition, they very much view us holistically and as a member of the Edmonton/Alberta community.’

    ‘Dentons Canada LLP is exceptional in its handling of all our inquiries. The level of professionalism far exceeds other firms that we have dealt with. We get solid no-nonsense advice covering all aspects of law and the current outcomes in labour law.’

    Key clients

    Canopy Growth Corporation

    BDO

    InnVest REIT (Hilton Quebec)

    CBI Health

    Imperial Oil Limited

    Avis Budget Group

    Alamos Gold Inc.

    Canadian National Railway Company

    LifeLabs LP

    Postmedia Network Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Retained by Hilton Quebec as spokespersons to lead the collective agreement renewal negotiations, as part of a sector-wide negotiations process.
    • Represented LifeLabs LP in a two-week strike involving its courier drivers, including successfully representing it in proceedings before the Ontario Labour Relations Board and in injunction proceedings before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
    • Represented Imperial Oil in labour relations matters discussing what aspects of the union’s alcohol and drug policy grievance can or should be heard on their merits, including whether random alcohol testing should be considered.

    Canada > Public procurement Tier 3

    The team's expertise at Dentons encompasses public procurement across all government levels including provincial, federal and crown corporations. Matters handled relate to a variety of key industries such as construction, defence, energy and technology. Dedicated procurement expert Paul Lalonde heads the practice from Toronto. His focus lies within international trade and arbitration. Sean Stephenson is a key contact for government contracting law.

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    Key clients

    Amazon Web Services

    Waterfront Toronto

    Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

    Montréal’s University Health Services Centres CHUM, MUHC, Sainte-Justine UHC

    TeamDynamix

    VF Worldwide Holdings

    West-Can Seal Coating Inc.

    FTI Professional Grade Inc.

    Tiree Facility Solutions

    IBI Group Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Represented Amazon Web Services in challenging the implementation of a federal Request for a Supply Arrangement for a Government Contract Centre Services valued at $150m at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.
    • Represented Tiree Facility Solutions as the successful bidder in the procurement challenge at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal brought by Tiree’s competitor in relation to a project management project for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

    Canada > Real estate Tier 3

    Dentons, one of the globe’s largest firms, is particularly reputed for its planning and development work, though also handles transactional, leasing and financing affairs. The practice, which caters to investors, developers, pension funds and REITs, among others, is headed nationally from Calgary by Clark Kassian, a specialist in asset management, joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions. Asset knowledge encompasses retail, office, condominiums, industrial, hotels, shopping centres and industrial sites.

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    Other key lawyers:

    Lyle Zulak; Colin Lipsett; Sheldon Disenhouse; Sonja Homenuck; Philip Rimer; Scott Wilson; Chantal Sylvestre; Jules Mikelberg; Jillian Shortt; Katarzyna Sliwa

    Key clients

    Hangang Asset Management Co., Ltd.

    Ovintiv Inc.

    Avenue 31 Capital Inc.

    Menkes Developments Ltd.

    Investment Group Mackenzie Real Property Fund

    Rosefellow Holdings inc.

    Hopewell Developments

    Central Walk

    LaSalle Investment Management

    ClubLink Corporation

    Air Products Canada Ltd.

    Regional Municipality of Niagara

    Work highlights

    • The team was responsible for assisting with structuring Hangang’s investment into Canada. With offices in South Korea, the Cayman Islands and Canada, the firm was distinctly positioned to advise Hangang all aspects of this significant investment into the Canadian market and provide a true ‘end-to-end’ solution.
    • Handled the negotiation and settlement of the wide range of lease, acquisition and financing documents involving Encana Leasehold Limited Partnership and the Ovintiv guarantors to ensure that the sale, concurrent lease, partial concurrent sublease and financing arrangements of the various landlord entities.
    • Advising Avenue 31 in connection with its proposed multi-phase industrial development of the National Capital Business Park in Ottawa, including, Planning Act compliance, and infrastructure and site-specific development / construction, leasing, and financing matters.

    Canada > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

    Dentons deploys its restructuring expertise across all industries, including cannabis, energy, mining, natural resources, and real estate, to advise clients on restructuring and insolvency matters arising from all circumstances. In addition to non-contentious work, the team also represents clients before various courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. David W Mann  heads the team from Calgary, while John Sandrelli oversees a strong restructurings team in British Columbia. Clients include both secured and unsecured creditors, trustees and accountancy firms, and distress lenders and acquisitors.

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    Key clients

    Alberta Public Inquiry

    Alvarez & Marsal

    BP Energy

    Cortland Lending Corporation

    National Bank of Canada

    Wilmington Trust, National Association – Calfrac

    Farber

    Wilmington Trust, National Association – Dominion Diamond

    Clover Condo

    ATB – JMB Crushing

    SunTrust

    PwC – Clover Calgary

    Spartan Bioscience

    Deloitte – express gold

    Work highlights

    • Counsel for Alvarez and Marsal Canada Inc., in its capacity as the Receiver of 55 large real estate properties formerly owned by Strategic Group, pursuant to the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.
    • Acted for BP Energy to negotiate an on-going post-filing supply agreement where BP was owed approximately $230m from the Insolvency of Just Energy.
    • Counsel to the Commissioner of The Public Inquiry a two-year investigation into the use of foreign funding of anti-Alberta energy campaigns.

    Canada > Tax Tier 3

    Distinguished by its broad national footprint, Dentons‘ Canadian tax team is split between five offices across the country; its ability to plug into the wider firm’s global group is also a significant differentiator. In Toronto, department head Mark Jadd has a focus on the tax aspects of M&A transactions and internal reorganizations. Also in Toronto, impressive up-and-coming partner Larry Nevsky is recommended for his adept handling of a range of transactional, advisory and contentious tax matters. Vancouver-based tax litigator Joel Nitikman is another key contact.

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    Key clients

    Alberta Investment Management Corporation, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan and Investment Management Corporation of Ontario

    Millennial Lithium

    EACOM Timber Corporation/Kelso Partners LP

    Natural Partners Inc. (DBA Fullscript)

    The Baupost Group and Goldfinch Partners

    TimberRock Energy Corp. (TREC)

    Guidepost Growth Equity and Traction on Demand

    SecureKey Technologies Inc.

    Collins Family Trust

    Damis Properties Inc

    Belmont Nominee Ltd.

    EBOX Inc. and its shareholders

    Cubeler Inc. and Peak Financial

    RoseFellow

    Citigroup Global Markets, Goldman Sachs and TD Securities (USA)

    Work highlights

    • Advised Gage Growth Corp on the proposed acquisition of the company by TerrAscend Corp through a plan of arrangement.
    • Advised Tocan Holdings, a shareholder of Terrapure, on the sale of the business to GFL Environmental.
    • Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Inter Pipeline on its response to an unsolicited takeover bid by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP.

    Transport > Other transport Tier 3

    The transportation team at Dentons handles work from various industries such as rail, road and public transit. Its knowledge of the rail sector includes the shipment of dangerous goods, while road expertise encompasses the handling of cargo claims. Public transit experience is focused on advising developers and lenders on public transit projects. Both Michael Ledgett and Ilan Dunsky head the team, operating from Toronto and Montreal respectively.

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    Key clients

    Canadian National Railway Company (“CN”)

    Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)

    The Dow Chemical Company

    Ontario Public Transit Association

    Work highlights

    • Advised CN and successfully obtained multiple injunctions in Ontario and across multiple provinces where unlawful blockades of CN’s railways crippled the country’s rail infrastructure and economy for several weeks.
    • Advised CN on an agreement for the acquisition of the Massena rail line from CSX, which represents more than 220 miles of track between Valleyfield (Quebec), in Canada, and Woodard (New York), in the U.S.
    • Advised The Dow Chemical Company concerning Canadian rail regulatory matters in the sale of North American Railroad operations and assets.

    Canada > Dispute resolution: British Columbia Tier 3

    Dentons, one of the largest firms globally, enjoys an active presence across Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, operating across a varied spectrum of corporate, white-collar, financial services, banking, insurance and healthcare disputes, among many others. Gordon Tarnowsky is one of the market’s most seasoned energy and oil and gas specialists and works from the Calgary office alongside co-head of the national practice, Rachel Howie, who is principally active within the mining, natural resources and energy sectors. In Toronto, Matthew Fleming has forged a prominent reputation for class action, professional and product liability, regulatory and securities-related disputes meanwhile Vancouver-based Emma Irving, an up-and-coming partner, is acclaimed for her work on contract and transactional litigation, class actions and personal injury defence. At the Montreal office, local practice head Margaret Weltrowska holds distinct expertise in franchising litigation and is supported by Erica Shadeed, a senior associate with notable experience in insurance, general commercial, consumer protection and regulatory disputes.

    Practice head(s):

    Morgan Camley

    Other key lawyers:

    Emma Irving; Mélanie Power

    Key clients

    Amazon

    National Dental Examining Board

    Primary Poultry Processors Association of British Columbia

    HSBC

    Microsoft

    Well Health Technologies

    Dell Technologies Inc.

    AIG Insurance Company of Canada

    HSBC Securities Canada

    CN Rail

    Work highlights

    • Niantic publishes the video games Pokemon Go and Harry Potter. It has been named in class actions in Quebec and British Columbia, along with the publishers of other of the most popular and recognizable video games such as EA Sports (FIFA and Madden NFL), Activision (Heartherstone and Overwatch) and Take Two Interactive (Grand Theft Auto) alleging that certain elements of their games (loot boxes) constitute games of chance and infringe the Competition Act. Consumer Protection legislation across Canada and the Criminal Code of Canada. These are the first Canadian cases attempting to attack loot boxes (and among the first globally) which are a very significant way in which video game publishers generate revenues across the globe. This issue is starting to attract attention in numerous other jurisdictions, including the US, UK, EU and China among others.
    • SITA stores customer and passenger data for airlines. In or about May 2021, Air India announced a data breach in relation to customer data stored with SITA.  This matter is a proposed class action brought on behalf of affected customers.  This matter will raise issues related to the standard of care imposed on data holders and the assessment of damages where little to no actual damage has occurred.
    • Acting in a class action against Facebook, Microsoft and numerous other device manufacturers commenced in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. It relates to alleged privacy breaches by Facebook and the device manufacturers in respect of Facebook allegedly providing device manufacturers with access to Facebook users personal information without consent.

    Canada > Dispute resolution: Ontario Tier 3

    Dentons, one of the largest firms globally, enjoys an active presence across Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, operating across a varied spectrum of corporate, white-collar, financial services, banking, insurance and healthcare disputes, among many others. Gordon Tarnowsky is one of the market’s most seasoned energy and oil and gas specialists and works from the Calgary office alongside co-head of the national practice, Rachel Howie, who is principally active within the mining, natural resources and energy sectors. In Toronto, Matthew Fleming has forged a prominent reputation for class action, professional and product liability, regulatory and securities-related disputes meanwhile Vancouver-based Emma Irving, an up-and-coming partner, is acclaimed for her work on contract and transactional litigation, class actions and personal injury defence. At the Montreal office, local practice head Margaret Weltrowska holds distinct expertise in franchising litigation and is supported by Erica Shadeed, a senior associate with notable experience in insurance, general commercial, consumer protection and regulatory disputes.

    Practice head(s):

    Marina Sampson

    Other key lawyers:

    Mark Evans; Matthew Fleming; Neil Rabinovitch; Michael Schafler; Chloe Snider

    Key clients

    Bayer

    The Governing Council of The Salvation Army in Canada

    Honda

    Consortium of 32 Airport Authorities

    Niantic

    AIG Insurance Company of Canada

    Amazon and Audible Inc.

    ComputerShare

    UD Trading Group Holding PTE et al.

    FlexITy Solutions Inc.

    Unibail-Rodamco Nederland Winkels B.V.

    Work highlights

    • Acted for Bayer in a national class action certified in Saskatchewan claiming the client breached its duty to warn of bleeding risks associated with its multibillion-dollar revenue anti-coagulant drug Xarelto and that its conduct in obtaining regulatory approval in Canada warrants punitive damages.
    • Acted in a case where the plaintiffs sued the State of Israel and Computershare (the team’s client) for US$10 million, claiming that the defendants wrongfully paid certain bonds proceeds to an imposter.
    • Represented three Amazon companies: Audible Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., and Amazon.com.ca, Inc., in putative class actions in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec regarding an alleged conspiracy with Apple Inc., and Apple Canada Inc. to allocate the market for digital audiobooks on a worldwide basis.

    Canada > Dispute resolution: Quebec Tier 3

    Dentons, one of the largest firms globally, enjoys an active presence across Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, operating across a varied spectrum of corporate, white-collar, financial services, banking, insurance and healthcare disputes, among many others. Gordon Tarnowsky is one of the market’s most seasoned energy and oil and gas specialists and works from the Calgary office alongside co-head of the national practice, Rachel Howie, who is principally active within the mining, natural resources and energy sectors. In Toronto, Matthew Fleming has forged a prominent reputation for class action, professional and product liability, regulatory and securities-related disputes meanwhile Vancouver-based Emma Irving, an up-and-coming partner, is acclaimed for her work on contract and transactional litigation, class actions and personal injury defence. At the Montreal office, local practice head Margaret Weltrowska holds distinct expertise in franchising litigation and is supported by Erica Shadeed, a senior associate with notable experience in insurance, general commercial, consumer protection and regulatory disputes.

    Practice head(s):

    Margaret Weltrowska

    Other key lawyers:

    Erica Shadeed; Claude Morency; Pierre Grenier; Martin Poulin; Emil Vidrascu

    Key clients

    Expedia, Inc., Travelscape LLC and Hotels.com LP

    FCA Canada Inc.

    Audible Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., and Amazon.com.ca, Inc.

    Avis Budget Group

    Wal-Mart Canada Corp.

    Nissan Canada Inc.

    AIG Insurance Company of Canada

    Ernst & Young Inc.

    Niantic

    Unico Inc

    Work highlights

    • Representing three Amazon companies: Amazon.com, Inc., Amazon Services International, Inc., and Amazon.com.ca, Inc., in putative class actions in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec (Leventakis v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al. (Quebec Superior Court: 500-06-000946-182)) regarding an alleged conspiracy with third-party sellers on Amazon platforms to allocate the market for new books in the United States and Canada.
    • Representing and advising Hydro-Québec in four litigation matters brought by the Innu of Uashat and of Mani-Utenam in relation to their assertion of aboriginal title and rights on lands affected by hydroelectric projects of Hydro-Québec, and which also involve claims in damages of approximately CA$2 billion dollars against the hydroelectric company. Advise Hydro-Québec in relation to various discussions and negotiations with the Innu of Uashat and of Mani-Utenam.  
    • Acting for Avis Budget Group in an action for permanent prohibitive injunction and compensatory, moral and punitive damages for age discrimination under sections 10, 12 and 14 of the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. The Class Petitioner alleges that the defendants discriminate against young drivers between the ages of 16 and 24. This alleged discrimination against young drivers is said to take three forms: (i) the imposition of additional charges to them, (ii) the refusal to rent certain models of vehicles to them and (iii) the refusal to rent any model of vehicle to them.  

    Canada > Banking and finance Tier 4

    Dentons draws on its enviable international platform to handle a significant volume of multi-jurisdictional financings. The group also shines in matters relating to emerging legal markets, including the cannabis, fintech, and cryptocurrency and payments spheres. Toronto-based national group head Ryan Middleton is recognized for his representation of major Canadian banks in technology lending, while Toronto-based Dennis Wiebe co-chairs the global group and specializes in lending and restructuring transactions. Michael Henriques, who has an emphasis on sponsor/fund finance work, and financial institutions head Heidi Clark are also recommended in Toronto. Joel Cabelli spearheads the department in Montreal.

    Practice head(s):

    Testimonials

    ‘A professional team, everyone pitches in when we need them.’

    ‘Lawyers are very solution-oriented, and they can explain the situation in a way that clients can understand. I would say this is their main strength.’

    Key clients

    The Bank of Nova Scotia

    The Toronto-Dominion Bank

    National Bank of Canada

    Royal Bank of Canada

    HSBC Bank Canada

    IDEXX Reference Laboratories Ltd.

    JPMorgan Chase

    Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec.

    Credit Suisse Securities

    Citibank

    Work highlights

    • Advising Bank of Montreal — as administrative agent, lead arranger, sole bookrunner and sustainability structuring agent — on a C$1.5bn senior unsecured sustainability-linked revolving credit facility provided to Premium Brands Operating Limited Partnership.
    • Advising Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec, as administrative agent, on a secured financing connected to the acquisition by Turcotte Group and Home Hardware Stores of the 21 branches and distribution centre of Patrick Morin.
    • Advising National Bank of Canada as administrative agent for a syndicate of lenders on a C$310m (with an additional C$60m accordion) syndicated credit facility made available to certain entities of the Metro Supply Chain Group.

    Canada > Competition and antitrust Tier 4

    The team at Dentons takes advantage of the firm’s global network to advise a range of clients on cross-border matters. The team is reputed for its merger control and litigation expertise with clients also seeking its advice on navigating challenges that arise from the Investment Canada Act. The practice is co-led by Sandy Walker and Barry Zalmanowitz KC from Toronto and Edmonton respectively. Walker’s practice focus lies within obtaining government approvals for M&A from the Competition Bureau and other regulatory agencies, meanwhile Zalmanowitz is a thoroughly experienced litigator.

    Practice head(s):

    Sandy Walker; Barry Zalmanowitz KC

    Other key lawyers:

    Adam Goodman; Simon Kupi

    Key clients

    Amazon

    Bayer AG and Bayer Inc.

    Capital Power

    Enbridge Inc.

    Husky Energy

    Lions Gate Entertainment

    Meritage Entities

    Ontario Power Generation

    Transport Canada

    The Herjavec Group Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Represented WOW! in its acquisition by Genius Brands International, Inc., a US based entertainment company with a focus on children’s entertainment.
    • Advised Lactalis Canada Inc. in its acquisition of Canadian yogurt business, Ultima Foods Inc., from Agropur Cooperative.  
    • Advised Hallmark Tubulars LTD, subsidiary of Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars America Inc., on its merger with Triumph Tubular & Supply Ltd., a subsidiary of Russel Metals Inc., in a newly incorporated company, TriMark Tubulars Ltd..

    Canada > Infrastructure projects Tier 4

    The sizeable team at Dentons possesses experience in large-scale projects, particularly in the transport sphere, where it has the ability to handle matters relating to procurement, construction and dispute resolution. Montreal-based Ilan Dunsky specializes in infrastructure development, PPP and project finance, with a focus on the energy, transport and health sectors; he co-heads the practice alongside Vancouver-based Jana Mansour, who handles construction and project finance work.

    Practice head(s):

    Key clients

    Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

    Livent

    JGC Fluor

    Régie Régionale de la Santé et des Services Sociaux du Nunavik (RRSSSN)

    Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (“CBHSSJB”)

    Montreal Port Authority

    Atlantic Gold Corporation

    Enbridge

    Knight Piésold Ltd.

    City of Victoria

    Work highlights

    • Representing Infrastructure Canada and Public Works in a C$378m claim by the private partner before the Montréal Superior Court seeking damages for alleged constructive acceleration measures implemented following the 2018 crane operators’ illegal strike in the Province of Quebec.
    • Advising Vancouver Fraser Port Authority on procurement, design and construction matters, using the progressive design-build model, for the construction of a new four-lane underpass at Harris Road in Pitt Meadows, BC.
    • Advising Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation on its revised RFQ and subsequent RFP for the development of the Quayside project to revitalize a strategic 80-acre parcel of land on Toronto’s Waterfront.

    Canada > Technology Tier 4

    The team at Dentons has particular expertise in cryptocurrency, fintech, blockchain, AI and virtual reality. The sizeable group is led by both David Little and Tom Sides who are based in Ottawa and Edmonton respectively. Little focuses on venture capital financings and buy-outs while Sides is best known for his IP and privacy expertise. Chris Wolfenberg joined the team from Fasken.

    Practice head(s):

    Other key lawyers:

    Key clients

    Lightship Security, Inc.

    eScribe Software Ltd.

    Vistara Technology Growth Fund

    FigBytes Inc.

    Graphite Ventures

    Information Venture Partners Fund III LP & Illuminate Financial Management

    BDC Capital Inc.

    Auvik Networks Inc.

    Healthy Web Inc. dba Fullscript

    BDC Capital Inc.

    Portag3 Ventures II Investments LP, BDC Capital Inc. and Kensington Capital Partners

    Drive Capital Fund III, LP

    Index Ventures X (Jersey) LP

    1245341 B.C. Ltd. (d/b/a CarScanner)

    Cloud DX, Inc.

    Composer Technologies

    White Star Capital

    Clear Risk Inc.

    Dignity Health Global Education

    Teledyne Technologies Incorporated

    Exchange Solutions Inc.

    F12.net Inc

    Work highlights

    • Represented Fullscript in its $300m equity financing from HGGC and Snapdragon Capital Partners.
    • Advised Auvik Networks Inc. and certain equity holders in connection with a $250m investment by Great Hill Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm.
    • Advised BDC Capital Inc. on Series D funding round for KOHO Financial Inc., a fintech company based in Toronto offering innovative banking services with the goal to democratize access to wealth creation in Canada.

    Canada > Intellectual property

    Dentons is building its offering in intellectual property, led by Montréál-based Panagiota Dafniotis, leveraging the firm’s global network to advise on disputes and IP strategy.

    Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs, the Nextlaw Global Referral Network, the Nextlaw Public Affairs Network and Nextlaw In-House Solutions. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

    As part of the renowned global team, Dentons has an established history in six of Canada’s key economic centres – Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. With roots reaching as far back as 1839 in Canada, the firm is truly “in and of the community,” providing clients with legal services in common and civil law.

    Dentons offers an unmatched presence across the globe with experienced lawyers in more than 170 locations serving 70+ countries. With more than 500 lawyers across the Firm’s Canadian offices, Dentons provides clients with on-the-ground legal experience across many industries, private and public business, in key sectors of the Canadian economy.

    Dentons is well-positioned to support the success of the Firm’s clients and the vast array of international players that are investing and developing their presence in the Canadian economy. To complement the Firm’s legal services, Dentons is committed to creating and nurturing an environment of diversity and inclusion, where the diversity of its workforce contributes to the enrichment of the Firm, its professional practice and its community. Dentons strives to provide clients with the highest standard of representation and service, provided by a diverse team of highly experienced people. As a testament to the Firm’s continued dedication in this area, Dentons is proud to be named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2011-2019) and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers (2017-2019).

    Whether clients are conducting business in Canada or looking to expand internationally, Dentons offers local knowledge, global proficiency and exceptional depth of talent.  Explore the legal services that Dentons provides at www.dentons.com.

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    Mr. Phuc Le rejoined Dentons LuatViet to strengthen its offshore legal services

    Dentons LuatViet is delighted to welcome back Mr. Phuc Le to join our firm as a Special Counsel. He will primarily provide legal services to our clients in the US and Moscow.

    Singapore Big Five Law Firm Dentons Rodyk Boosts Corporate Practice with Two Senior Lawyer Hires

    Singapore, 1 July 2022 – Singapore’s Big Five Law Firm Dentons Rodyk are today announcing the arrival of senior corporate lawyers Evelyn Ang and Emily Low. Together with six other lawyers, they join Dentons Rodyk from Big Four accounting firm EY’s Singapore law practice, Atlas Asia Law Corporation (AALC). The news follows Dentons' recently launched combination with leading Vietnamese law firm LuatViet, as the Firm pursues its goal of being the leading pan-ASEAN law firm.

    Dentons launches combination with LuatViet in Vietnam

    Dentons has launched its previously announced combination with leading Vietnamese law firm, LuatViet, which has more than 40 legal professionals serving clients from offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

    Former Deputy Director of Attorney-General’s Chambers Navin Naidu joins Big Five Law Firm Dentons Rodyk

    Big Five Law Firm Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of Attorney-General’s Chambers’ former Deputy Director Navin Naidu to the firm’s White Collar and Government Investigations practice.

    How Singapore’s Big Five law firm Dentons Rodyk is embracing the future of work and ditching its traditional office for good

    Visions for the future of work have never been bolder. The COVID-19 pandemic changed notions on how many felt a work environment should be. The world was rushed into accelerating technology adoption, increasing digital connectivity and embracing virtual collaboration. As we usher in a new and dynamic decade, Dentons Rodyk envisions the future of work by ditching its traditional office for good and introducing a permanent hybrid work model.

    Dentons secures final victory for ICT on European patent infringement case against ESSITY

    Global law firm Dentons is pleased to announce that the Paris Court of Appeal, the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe and the Barcelona Provincial Court have all issued final decisions dismissing Essity’s claims of patent infringement in regards to Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti’s (ICT) three ply toilet paper. With Dentons’ counsel, ICT successfully demonstrated beyond a doubt that its branded and private label products are produced based on its own proprietary process, and patented under European patent 2 353 859. 

    Dentons has been advising Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti S.p.A since 2016. Based in Lucca, ICT is a leader in the category of high quality tissue paper products for domestic use, and has subsidiaries in Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Poland.

    The Paris decision, which is the most recent, ends a long-running patent infringement litigation with Essity and affirms ICT can continue to produce and distribute absorbent paper based on its own proprietary technology. The three courts in France, Germany, and Spain have confirmed ICT’s argument that it is using its own novel technology, also patented. Essity’s claims of infringement were based on a patent originally filed by Georgia Pacific, and subsequently becoming Essity’s.

    Dentons partner David Masson served as lead partner and represented ICT in France. Dentons partner Dr. Constantin Rehaag represented ICT in Germany, and PwC partner Alejandra Matas Brancós represented the client in Spain, with the support of Dentons partner Juan Ignacio Alonso.

    David Masson, lead lawyer on the case, commented: “It has been very interesting to understand ICT’s own technology and work closely with different teams, including ICT’s R&D department, which has been part of all strategic and technical decisions throughout the case”.

    Constantin Rehaag, who represented the client in the German court hearings and coordinated the work with the client’s patent attorneys, said: “This is an outstanding success of a great team formed by the client, who provided us with invaluable technological insight, the team of patent attorneys and, finally, by the Dentons teams in France, Spain and Germany.”

    The patent litigation began in 2016 when Essity sued ICT in France, Germany and Spain for the alleged infringement of its patent related to the technical solution for the bonding of three layers of tissue for paper products such as high quality, soft and bulky, toilet paper.

    In France, Essity claimed that ICT had breached the French part of its European patent 1 081 284 and that the toilet paper marketed as Foxy Soie Plus, and also certain other private labels produced by ICT France, had infringed on their patent. Essity demanded that all production operations be halted. The rolls of toilet paper were carefully analyzed and there were no findings of infringement. The two French courts - in first instance and appeal - rejected the claims and ordered Essity to pay compensation for the legal fees to ICT Italy and ICT France.

    In Germany, the case was first taken to the Mannheim District Court, which is well reputed in patent matters. The lawsuit mainly focused on the complex questions regarding the construing of the claims of Essity’s patent. The court ruled in favour of ICT, and Essity filed an appeal. In August 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe also ruled that the German subsidiary of ICT did not infringe the German part of the patent 1 081 284.

    In Spain, after a first decision in favor of Essity in the lower court, the Barcelona Provincial Court clearly stated in a written appeal that ICT’s products - and in particular, Foxy Seda, Foxy Bouquet, certain three-ply private label products - did not infringe the Spanish part of the patent 1 081 284.

    About ICT

    Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti (ICT) was founded in 1976 in Italy, in the Lucca province, to operate in the tissue sector, producing high quality paper exclusively from virgin fibre. The first production facility was opened in 1978 in Piano della Rocca, Lucca, and over the years new plants and facilities have been set up in Piano della Rocca, Diecimo and Piano di Coreglia. The Foxy brand, one of the leading brands in the European market, was launched in 1982. ICT is an example of excellence in the paper industry, in full harmony with the tradition of the Lucca region, where the most important Italian papermaking hub is located, on a par with those of Green Bay (USA) and Fuji (Japan). In Lucca in particular, great expertise has been nurtured in the field of paper for household use, and the city is in fact known as the world tissue capital. Today, ICT SpA boasts an annual production capacity of about 160,000 tonnes.

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    Dentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic.


    Dentons advises Snam on US$10.1 billion consortium investment in ADNOC Gas Pipelines

    Global law firm Dentons advised Italian-based multinational energy infrastructure operator Snam in relation to its agreement, in consortium with several international investment funds, to purchase a 49 percent share of ADNOC Gas Pipelines from The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). ADNOC Gas Pipelines is valued at approximately US$20.7 billion (US$10.1 billion for 49%).

    The transaction is one of the most important in the global energy infrastructure sector, as well as Snam’s first acquisition outside Europe.  ADNOC Gas Pipelines holds the tariff-based rights for the 38 pipelines that connect ADNOC’s upstream activities to Abu Dhabi’s consumption points and the export and interconnection terminals to neighboring Emirates.

    The transaction was financed by a pool of international banks for approximately $8 billion, plus an equity contribution from each of the consortium members.  In addition to Snam, the other consortium members included Global Infrastructure Partners, Brookfield Asset Management, GIC, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and NH Investment & Securities.

    Dentons acted with a cross-border team from Italy and UAE, coordinated by partner Sara Biglieri in Milan.  Partners Luca Pocobelli (Rome) and Mhairi Main Garcia (Dubai), counsel Claudio Segna (Milan), senior associate Craig Hughson (Abu Dhabi) and associate Stephanie Hawes (Dubai) advised on corporate and M&A aspects. Partners Alessandro Fosco Fagotto (Milan) and Stephen Knight (Abu Dhabi), counsel Franco Gialloreti, senior associate Tommaso Zanirato and junior associate Giulia Caselli Maldonado (all Milan) advised on financing aspects. Partner Michele Carpagnano (Rome) and associate Giulia Giordano (Rome) advised on the competition and antitrust aspects.

    Snam’s internal legal team was led by General Counsel, Marco Reggiani - assisted by Michela Schizzi, Senior Vice President Regulated Assets Legal Affairs - and included senior legal counsels Rosanna Pallotta and Claudia Jolanda Fanelli.  The legal aspects related to the financing were handled, together with Marco Reggiani, by Gloria Bertini, Head of Finance and Capital Market Legal Affairs and Roberta Di Mauro, legal counsel.


    Dentons advises Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) on the establishment of the EU Malaria Fund

    The EU Malaria Fund was initiated by the kENUP Foundation, a not-for-profit organization promoting research-based innovation with public and societal benefit. The fund is managed by the IBB Group. The target volume of the fund amounts to €280 million, with a first closing of €70 million on June 3, 2020.A Dentons team from Berlin, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich provided comprehensive advice to IBB Group on the establishment of the EU Malaria Fund. This included the development of the legal and tax conception of the fund, regulatory advice, corporate law support on the setup of the fund, and the negotiation of the financing agreements with the EIB, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other investors.Berlin-based partner Dirk-Reiner Voss and Frankfurt-based partner Arne Klüwer jointly led the Dentons team, with support from partners Stephan Busch, Matthias Santelmann and senior associates Holger Hölkemeier and Bernd Düsterbeck in Berlin; counsel Verena Etzel and Oda Elmoutaouakil in Frankfurt; partner Axel Schlieter in Dusseldorf, and partner Richard Fagerer in Munich.About DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com

    Dentons advises on ACS Group’s €500 million NEU-CP Program

    Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has advised Spanish-based multinational construction group, Actividades de Construcción y Servicios, S.A. (ACS), on the renewal of its €500 million Negotiable European Commercial Paper (NEU-CP) Program. The NEU-CP program is registered with the Central Bank of France, with the involvement of BNP Paribas, BRED Banque Populaire, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, ING Bank N.V. and Natixis, as dealers for the Notes.Headquartered in Madrid, the ACS Group is a worldwide leader in construction and services. It is currently the only non-financial issuer with a NEU-CP Program registered with the Central Bank of France.Dentons’ Capital Markets group in Madrid advised ACS on all aspects of the transaction. Partner Ignacio Corujo led and coordinated the transaction with the support of junior associate Ana Artola.Ignacio Corujo joined Dentons in January this year to establish and lead the Capital Markets group in Spain. In addition to this most recent deal for ACS, he has closed several high-value debt capital markets deals since his move, including most notably, Grupo Cajamar’s €1 billion issuance of mortgage bonds, as well as Sacyr’s renewal of its €500 million EMTN Program.About DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com 

    Dentons advises UniCredit on a €450 million secured sustainability-linked financing for Gunvor Gro

    Global law firm Dentons has advised UniCredit Bank AG as Mandated Lead Arranger, (Sustainability) Coordinator, Bookrunner, Facility Agent and Security Agent as well as the lenders on a €450 million secured sustainability-linked borrowing base facility agreement with Gunvor Group. Gunvor Group will use the funds to cover the working capital requirements of its Ingolstadt refinery.The innovative financing model is tied to the borrower's achievement of predetermined ESG key performance indicators (Sustainability KPIs) and provides for a sustainability discount or premium in case the company overachieves or underperforms the predefined targets. An independent sustainability auditor will report on the performance of the Sustainability KPIs on an annual basis. The ESG-based scoring of certain key performance indicators provides a unique way for borrowers and lenders to communicate their commitment to sustainability and incentivizes sustainable corporate measures.Participating banks included DZ Bank, KfW IPEX-Bank, Raiffeisen Bank International, Erste Group Bank, Commerzbank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, CA Indosuez (Switzerland), Bank of China and First Abu Dhabi Bank.Gunvor Group is one of the world’s largest independent commodities trading houses by turnover, creating logistics solutions that safely and efficiently move physical energy from where it is sourced and stored to where it is demanded. With strategic investments in industrial infrastructure – refineries, pipelines, storage and terminals – Gunvor Group further generates sustainable value across the global supply chain for its customers. UniCredit is one of the pioneers in sustainable loans in the German market.Düsseldorf finance partner Dr. Axel Schlieter fully advised the bank on the drafting and negotiation of the loan agreement. The Dentons team further comprised Julia Heitmann (senior associate, Banking and Finance, Düsseldorf) and Eike Hinrich Pradt (associate, Banking and Finance, Frankfurt). Axel Schlieter is a core member of Dentons’ Sustainable Finance group in Europe and is regularly involved around the topics of issuance of green bonds and on sustainable financing.Advisors to UniCredit: Dentons (Düsseldorf): Dr. Axel Schlieter, (lead partner), Julia Heitmann (senior associate, both banking and finance, Düsseldorf), Eike Hinrich Pradt (associate, banking and finance, Frankfurt am Main)UniCredit inhouse lawyers: Carina Engelhardt, Alexander Strigin, Christian HentrichAbout DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com

    Dentons advises Qair on refinancing of the acquisition of Rzepin and Linowo wind farms in Poland

    Dentons’ Banking and Finance practice team advised Qair SAS, Qair International and Qair Polska Sp.z o.o. in connection with the refinancing of two wind farms under operation, Rzepin (58 MW) and Linowo (48 MW). The financing institutions are BNP Paribas and EBRD.The two wind farms are part of Qair’s larger portfolio of almost 200 MW of renewable energy sources, which also includes 93 MW of new capacity from three wind farms – Udanin (50 MW), Parzeczew (9 MW) and Września (9 MW) – and 25 MW of solar photovoltaic.The project was supervised by Mateusz Toczyski, Head of the Europe and Co-Head of the Global Banking and Finance practice, and led by Tomasz Zwoliński, counsel, with assistance from lawyers Klaudia Szymańska-Rutkowska, Katarzyna Mazur, Katarzyna Kaptur and Jakub Walawski. Supporting the Warsaw team were counsel Surbhi Malhotra-Trenkel in Munich and partners Jean-Marc Allix and Olivier Genevois, and associates Djésia Meziani, Philippine de Fouchier and Hugo Casasnovas in Paris. Dentons’ London team consisting of partner Matthew Sapte and associate Annreika Ray advised on the hedging documentation.“We are very pleased and honored to have had this opportunity to assist Qair in yet another wind power project the company has undertaken in Poland,” said Mateusz Toczyski.“We would like to congratulate Qair on this financing and to wish every success with further developments and investments in Poland and elsewhere in the world,” added Tomasz Zwoliński.About DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com

    Dentons advises Sev.en Energy on aacquisition of US-based Blackhawk Mining

    Dentons has advised international energy group Sev.en Energy on its strategic acquisition of US-based metallurgical coal producer Blackhawk Mining, LLC. C. The transaction comes on the heels of Sev.en Energy’s acquisition of a 17% ownership interest in Corsa Coal in May 2020, further reinforcing its access to the metallurgical coal mining industry in the US market.Blackhawk Mining is one of the largest metallurgical coal producers in the US. With annual production capacity of seven to eight million tonnes of metallurgical coal among its five underground and open pit mining complexes in West Virginia and Kentucky, Blackhawk Mining is an important supplier of metallurgical coal both locally and internationally. It also owns three thermal coal mine complexes producing three to four million tonnes per annum. In 2019, Blackhawk Mining had $1bn revenues and $120m EBITDA. Commenting on the acquisition, Dentons partner Petr Zákoucký, said: “Having worked for Sev.en Energy for many years, I am inspired by their sustained dynamism, and by this bold strategic move, even during these difficult market conditions. We were delighted to have opportunity to play our role in this success.” Alan Svoboda, Executive Director of Sev.en Energy who leads the Group’s international expansion added: “Once again, the Dentons team exceeded our expectations and delivered the transaction within a tight time frame of less than a month, nailing both the complexity of the deal and challenges created by the current worldwide pandemic. What was really outstanding was the dedication and flexibility that the entire team showed.” Dentons’ cross-border team was composed of partners Petr Zákoucký (Prague, Energy/M&A), Ilan Katz (New York, M&A), Lee Smith (New York, Finance), Christopher Van Bever (Lexington, Mining) and John Rhine (Evansville, Mining) Robert E. Richards (Chicago, Insolvency), Managing Associate Gregory DiBella (New York, M&A) and Associate Barbora Obračajová (Prague, Energy). Alvarez & Marsal advised Sev.en Energy on financial due diligence and Weir on technical due diligence. About Sev.en EnergySev.en Energy owns significant coal and energy production assets in the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Australia and the USA. It is the largest private operator of coalmines and conventional power plants in the Czech Republic, and employs more than 3,500 people. In 2019, Sev.en Energy acquired additional power generation assets from Swiss energy group Alpiq and a 50% stake in the multinational energy company – InterGen N.V., which is one of the leading independent power generators with gas-fired power plants in the UK and coal-fired power plants and coal mines in Australia. When pro-forma aggregated with the financial results of InterGen and Alpiq CZ, Sev.en Energy group combined revenues in 2019 were EUR 1,4 billion and EBITDA of EUR 319 million. About DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com

    Dentons supports German subsidiaries of the Recylex Group in restructuring

    Global law firm Dentons is assisting Weser-Metall GmbH and Harz-Metall GmbH, both subsidiaries of the French-German Recylex Group, with their restructuring through ‘self-administration’ proceedings. In addition, Dentons restructuring lawyers Andreas Ziegenhagen and Dirk Schoene and their team are advising the German management of the Recylex Group within the scope of its self-administration.As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the dramatic decline in metal prices, the German subsidiaries of Recylex have each applied for protective shield proceedings under German insolvency law. The aim of the protective shield is to allow the companies to continue their individual restructuring measures and to return to economic stability after the pandemic - if necessary, in a new shareholder structure.Weser-Metall produces about 100,000 tons of lead per year at its headquarters in Nordenham (Lower Saxony), making it the third largest lead smelter and the second largest lead recycler in Europe. Harz-Metall has its headquarters in Oker in the Harz Mountains and is one of the leading European recycling companies for lead and zinc contaminated waste.The Recylex group has a total of eleven operating units and two administrative sites in France and Germany. In addition to the companies supported by Dentons, two other companies in the group, Norzinco GmbH and PPM Pure Metals GmbH, have also submitted applications for protective shield, whilethree other German subsidiaries requested self-administration under creditor protection. The Group's French companies are not affected.Andreas Ziegenhagen, Head of the Europe and German Restructuring practice, said: "With the filing for protective shield proceedings, we are making use of the most restructuring-friendly court proceedings in the interest of all stakeholders of the companies”.Advisor to Harz Metall / Weser Metall / German management of Recylex:Dentons (Berlin): Andreas Ziegenhagen (Partner, Restructuring, Berlin/Frankfurt), Dirk Schoene (Partner), Dr. Jan Seelinger (Counsel), Dr. Benjamin Kurzberg (Counsel), Judith Schmid (Senior Associate), Dr. Jakob Pickartz (Senior Associate), all Restructuring and InsolvencyAbout DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com