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Dentons - London
  • 5 boulevard Malesherbes
  • Paris
  • Paris
  • France
  • 75008
  • Global Chief Executive Officer: Elliott Portnoy
  • Global Chair: Joe Andrew Asia Pacific
  • Partner in Charge: Mitch Dudek
  • Canada Chief Executive Officer: Chris Pinnington
  • Europe Chief Executive Officer: Tomasz Dąbrowski
  • Latin America and the Caribbean Chief Executive Officer: Jorge Alers
  • UKMEA Chief Executive Officer: Matthew Jones
  • US Chief Executive Officer: Peter Wolfson
  • Number of global partners: 944
  • Number of global lawyers/professionals: approximately 2600
  • Offices  
  • Clients benefit from approximately 2,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 75 locations spanning 50-plus countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, the UK and the US who are committed to challenging the status quo to offer creative business and legal solutions.

Firm Overview:
Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide clients a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2014 Global Elite Brand Index, Dentons is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality in new and inventive ways. Dentons was formed by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons’ clients now benefit from approximately 2,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 75 locations spanning 50-plus countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, the UK and the US. The firm serves the local, regional and global needs of a broad spectrum of clients, including private and public corporations; governments and government agencies; small businesses and startups; entrepreneurs; and individuals.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Dentons delivers client service through lawyers and professionals grounded in the following practice disciplines:
• Aboriginal (Canada)
• Arbitration
• Banking and Finance
• Capital Markets
• Competition and Antitrust
• Corporate
• Corporate Governance
• Employment and Labour
• Energy
• Environmental and Natural Resources
• Franchising and Distribution
• Health Care
• Immigration
• Insurance
• Intellectual Property and Technology
• Life Sciences
• Litigation and Dispute Resolution
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Mining
• Native American Law and Policy (United States)
• Notary Services (Germany)
• Pensions, Benefits and Executive Compensation
• Privacy and Security
• Private Equity
• Project Development
• Public International Law
• Public Law
• Public Policy and Regulation
• Real Estate
• Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy
• Securities and Corporate Finance
• Tax
• Trade, WTO and Customs
• Transportation
• Trusts, Estates and Wealth Preservation
• Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies Dentons’ leading practices include:

Dentons has one of the world’s leading energy practices covering North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. This is the team clients call to guide them on strategy, market entry, transactions, political and regulatory issues and dispute resolution—oil majors, independents, distributors, power generators and utilities, financial institutions, public entities and large customers, new energy and old.

Real Estate:
The Real Estate practice at Dentons is the largest in the world. With teams located across North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Dentons guides real estate owners, investors and lenders in both developed and emerging markets. The firm advises clients on some of the most complex development, acquisition, disposition, debt and equity transactions undertaken in today’s market. Dentons is also home to a Hotels and Leisure practice consistently ranked among the best in the world.

Insurance is another of Dentons’ signature practice areas. Dentons’ lawyers represent global insurers on their most significant coverage claims, financial litigation and regulatory investigations. Dentons’ litigators are renowned for handling class actions challenging insurer business practices and disputes over the consequences of natural and man-made catastrophes, such as Hurricane Katrina and the World Trade Center.

Financial Services:
Dentons covers every aspect of banking and capital markets transactions and regulation in the world’s leading financial centres—London, New York, Paris, Toronto, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Moscow, Dubai, Chicago, Shanghai and Singapore. Dentons helps clients access and invest new sources of capital, develop and use financial products, structure financing transactions, comply with regulations, respond to investigations and resolve disputes.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
Leveraging core practices at each of Dentons’ legacy firms, Dentons has one of the preeminent disputes groups in the world. Dentons’ lawyers have litigated bet-the-company cases and arbitrations ranging from infrastructure arbitrations in the Middle East, investment treaty arbitrations in Africa, financial litigation in London and commercial claims in Poland, to class actions and securities litigation in the US and Canada.

With a corporate practice that encompasses multibillion- dollar purchases of public companies, corporate governance and formation, venture and private equity investing, compliance and operations, and alliances and breakups in virtually every corner of the world, Dentons’ scope and reach is as broad as the universe of corporate interests.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
Dentons’ teams formulate the strategies that will result in the optimal solution for trustees, bondholders, investors, traders, debtors, creditors and creditor committees around the world as they pursue claims for their clients through negotiation and litigation.

Intellectual Property:
Dentons’ lawyers identify, protect and help commercialise IP in the most highly developed markets—and in jurisdictions where IP laws and enforcement are still evolving. Dentons’ lawyers and technical/scientific advisors represent global corporations, academic and research institutions, inventors and artists, venture capital firms and others invested in patents, trademarks, copyrights and proprietary property.


  • One Fleet Place,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4M 7WS
  • Tel 0207 242 1212
  • Fax (020) 7246 7777
  • DX 242
  • Website : www.dentons.com