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Dentons Brisbane Grows Team with Another New Partner

Dentons Brisbane continues its growth trajectory with the addition of another new partner Caroline Snow. Caroline joins as a corporate partner specialising in equity capital market transactions, complex governance, regulatory and compliance matters.

Caroline also brings extensive experience as a corporate advisor to property and mortgage fund managers, listed and unlisted managed investment schemes, financial services clients, and activist security holders.

Caroline’s appointment continues the growth of Dentons Brisbane, with Caroline joining recent partner appointments of Recovery and Restructuring Partner, Claire Petersen; Banking and Finance Partner and Head of Office, Craig Chapman; and Real Estate Partner, Cara Richardson.

Dentons’ Australia Region Chair and Australasia Chief Executive Officer, Doug Stipanicev said that in just six months, four new partners had been added to Dentons Brisbane, and that Dentons was well on the way to achieving a short term Brisbane partner target of ten.

In line with this economic development, the Brisbane office serves major banks and businesses, regional offices of multinationals, overseas investors and start-up visionaries. Regional and national government and its agencies rely on our advice in helping facilitate growth.

They benefit from a team providing comprehensive advice to both established and new market participants, from the energy and resources industry, to construction and infrastructure, property development and financial services through to new technology.

About Dentons Law Firm

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, connecting top-tier talent to the world’s challenges and opportunities with 20000 professionals including 12000 lawyers, in more than 200 locations, in more than 80 countries.

Dentons’ polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and award-winning client service challenge the status quo to advance client interests.

Dentons Advises on largest Real Estate Loan in Slovakia

Real Estate Loan means any debt obligation that is directly or indirectly secured by a mortgage, deed of trust or similar Lien on commercial real estate, residential real estate, office, retail or industrial property or undeveloped land.

Dentons’ Banking and Finance team in Bratislava has advised a club of banks led by Tatra banka, which teamed up with Slovenská sporiteľňa and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia on one of the largest real estate loans in Slovakia in recent years.

The €116 million loan was provided to Eurovea 2, s.r.o. and will be used to construct the extension of the Eurovea shopping centre and Pribinova X office building in Bratislava.

The developer JTRE began construction work on the extension in December 2019, with phased completion expected in 2022 and 2023.

Partner Stanislava Valientová led the team, supported by Managing Counsel Jozef Buday, and associates Richard Marcinčin and Peter Panek.

“Our amazing team again successfully and smoothly carried out the whole transaction to the great satisfaction of our clients. For several years now, we’ve had the honour to be the legal advisers of the financing banks on the landmark EUROVEA project in Bratislava.

We look forward to our future cooperation,” commented Stanislava Valientová, Co-Head of Dentons’ Banking and Finance practice in Bratislava.

“I was glad to support this project to build exclusive residences and retail spaces, which will contribute to the further development of our city.” commented Jozef Buday, Co-Head of the Real estate Practice Group in Dentons Bratislava.

Dentons Law Firm

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, connecting top-tier talent to the world’s challenges and opportunities with 20000 professionals including 12000 lawyers, in more than 200 locations, in more than 80 countries.

Dentons’ polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and award-winning client service challenge the status quo to advance client interests.

Dentons Recognised As One of The Greenest Employers

Dentons is proud to be recognised as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for five consecutive years. The firm continues to work with our environmental champions across our Canada platform to build a culture of environmental awareness, enhancing how we affect change.

Dentons is a multinational law firm. Dentons was the world’s 5th-largest law firm by revenue, with $2.9B gross revenue in fiscal year 2019. The firm is called Dentons in all languages other than Chinese, in which it is called 大成.

Canada’s Greenest Employers is an editorial competition organised by the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, designed to celebrate organisations who have developed exceptional sustainability initiatives.

Dentons continues to identify innovative opportunities and promote wellness through eco-conscious programs to support the law firms shared value of minimising our environmental impact across our offices and within our communities.

Recently, the firm moved to fully digital pay statement distribution system, removing the need to print pay statements for all 1300+ team members across Dentons Canada, reducing our carbon footprint.

This special designation recognises the employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organisations.

These employers have developed exceptional sustainability initiatives – and are attracting people to their organisations because of their environmental leadership. This award grew out of two remarkable speeches given by Al Gore and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at our annual conferences in 2006 and 2007, respectively.

Prior to 2009, this award was called “Canada’s Most Earth-Friendly Employers”.

Dentons Advises The European Federation of Energy Traders

Dentons law firm acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Federation of Energy Traders and provided a legal opinion on the enforceability of the EFET General Agreement concerning the delivery and acceptance of natural gas and its collateral arrangements.

The European Federation of Energy Traders is an association of European energy traders in markets for wholesale electricity and gas. EFET was founded in 1999 in response to the liberalisation of electricity and gas markets within the European Union.

EFET promotes competition, transparency and open access in the European energy sector. It currently represents more than 100 energy trading companies, active in over 27 European countries.

Dentons is a multinational law firm. Dentons was the world’s 5th-largest law firm by revenue, with $2.9B gross revenue in fiscal year 2019. The firm is called Dentons in all languages other than Chinese, in which it is called 大成. Kyiv-based partners Natalya Selyakova and Maksym Sysoiev led the Dentons team, with significant support from Counsel Nadiya Shylienkova, Senior Associate Artem Lukyanov, and Associate Artur Savin.

Dentons Overview

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 Law Firm Advises GEM Capital Holdings

Dentons law firm has advised GEM Capital Holdings on its all cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Volga Gas plc, an AIM listed independent oil and gas exploration and production group operating in the Volga Region of Russia, which has now been declared wholly unconditional.

Dentons is a multinational law firm. Dentons was the world’s 5th-largest law firm by revenue, with $2.9B gross revenue in fiscal year 2019. The firm is called Dentons in all languages other than Chinese, in which it is called 大成.

GEM is a private limited liability company incorporated in Cyprus wholly owned by Anatoly Paliy which makes investments directly and through its subsidiaries in, inter alia, specialised chemicals, nanomaterials and technology companies.

In addition, Anatoly Paliy holds interests in several oil and gas assets. The takeover was noteworthy in that it was not recommended by Volga Gas’ Board but was structured such that the offer was not opposed by the Volga Gas Board either.

Thomas Keane, Director of GEM, said: “We are grateful to Dentons for their very helpful and pragmatic advice and hard work on the transaction”.

Neil Nicholson, partner in Dentons’ United Kingdom Corporate team who led on the deal, said, “We were pleased to support the GEM Capital Holdings team to help deliver a successful transaction in less than straightforward circumstances.”

Alongside Neil Nicholson, the Dentons team in London included Corporate senior associate Simon Mitchell, Corporate associates Joe Collingwood and Charlotte Uden and Corporate trainee Andrew Gallagher.

Celebrating Five Years As A Top Employer

Top employers have a commitment to people that is more substantial than the latest fad in employee benefits. Being a top employer requires a holistic approach to building a work environment in which employees are constantly engaged and committed to business success.

With deep Canadian roots reaching as far back as 1839, Dentons’ presence in British Columbia is built on the strengths of their legacy firm Fraser Milner Casgrain and, earlier, Mawhinney & Kellough. Proud to be Vancouver’s local law firm with a global reach, you can rely on their team to keep you ahead of the competition and on the leading edge with the solutions you need.

Dentons is proud to have created an environment where its people can develop new skills, create a unique career path, explore and be supported in leadership opportunities, and collaborate with team members across its global platform, in addition to having a positive impact in local communities.

With more than 75 practising lawyers in our Vancouver office, we offer our clients seamless and efficient service in almost every area of business law and litigation.

Dentons focus on building long-term relationships and act as a trusted adviser, working in collaboration with their clients to develop innovative strategies to their most complex challenges.

British Columbia’s Top Employers is an annual competition organised by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognises British Columbia employers who lead their industries in offering outstanding places to work.

The focus on its people is just one of the ways that Dentons is doing things differently. The diverse and unique strengths of Dentons’ exceptional talent help define its forward-thinking and inclusive culture.

Dentons’ Vancouver office provides ongoing corporate pro bono services to a number of organisations including, Friends and Company Community Enhancement Society, a not-for-profit organisation that organises LGBTA events to support the anti-bullying and teen suicide prevention initiatives of Out in Schools.