Firm profile submitted by Dentons
Global CEO: Elliott Portnoy
Global Chairman: Joe Andrew
Africa CEO: Noor Kapdi
Australia CEO: Ian Dardis
Canada CEO: Beth Wilson
China CEO: Jinquan Xiao
Europe CEO: Tomasz Dabrowski
Hong Kong Office Managing Partner: Keith Brandt
Latin America and the Caribbean CEO: Jorge Alers
Singapore CEO: Philip Jeyaretnam, SC
UK&ME CEO: Jeremy Cohen
US CEO: Mike McNamara
Number of lawyers: more than 8,600 in over 60 countries
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 recognised by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which it lives and works.
Almaty, Baku, Barcelona, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Kyiv, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Milton Keynes, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Prague, St. Petersburg and Warsaw.
Dentons’ lawyers and professionals provide services in the following practice disciplines and industry sectors:
Corporate and M&A:
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.
The real estate practice at Dentons is the largest in the world, and advises real estate owners, investors and lenders on some of the most complex development, acquisition, disposition, debt and equity transactions undertaken in today’s market. Dentons’ hotels and leisure practice is consistently ranked among the best in the world.
Banking & Finance:
Dentons covers every aspect of banking and capital markets transactions and regulation in the world’s leading financial centres. 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.
Dentons has one of the world’s leading energy practices, covering North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Dentons guides clients on strategy, market entry, transactions, political and regulatory issues and dispute resolution. Its clients include oil majors, independents, distributors, power generators and utilities, financial institutions, public entities and large customers, new energy and old.
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.
Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration:
Dentons’ highly reputable litigation and dispute resolution lawyers are particularly well known for helping clients resolve disputes in energy, construction and engineering, banking, restructuring and insolvency, life sciences and retail. The team is also highly experienced in EU trade disputes, investigations and international arbitration.
Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy:
Dentons’ teams formulate strategies that result in the optimal solution for trustees, bondholders, investors, traders, debtors, creditors and creditor committees around the world as it pursues claims for clients through negotiation and litigation.
Intellectual Property & Technology:
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.
With experience in worldwide jurisdictions, Dentons provides comprehensive tax advice to individuals, private companies, multinationals and other entities on tax planning, compliance, M&A structuring tax-advantaged investing, transfer pricing, disputes with tax authorities and more.
Competition & Antitrust:
Dentons provides legal advice and judicial assistance in all aspects of national and EU competition law, consumer law, state aid, tender procedures and regulatory issues. Clients receive tailored, industry-focused advice on complex litigation, investigations by competition authorities, merger control, competition compliance, or commercial arrangements.
Practices & Sectors:
Aboriginal law (Canada); arbitration; automotive; aviation and aerospace; banking and finance; capital markets; communications; competition and antitrust; construction; corporate; corporate governance; defense and space; employment and labour; energy; environment and natural resources; financial institutions; forest products and agribusiness; franchising and distribution; gaming; government; government contracts; health care; hotels and leisure; immigration; infrastructure and PPP; insurance; intellectual property and technology; life sciences; life sciences and health care; litigation and dispute resolution; luxury, fashion and beauty; manufacturing; media, entertainment and sports; mergers and acquisitions; mining; Native American law and policy (US); notary services; pensions, benefits and executive compensation; privacy and cybersecurity; private equity; professional services; project development; public international law; public law; public policy and regulation; public procurement; real estate; restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy; retail; securities and corporate finance; tax; technology; trade, WTO and customs; transportation; trusts, estates and wealth preservation; venture technology and emerging growth companies; white collar and government investigations.
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