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Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Albany, Almaty, Amman, Amsterdam and 106 more

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Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide clients a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.  A leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index and a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner, Dentons is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality in new and inventive ways.  With a legacy of legal expertise that dates back to 1742, the firm serves the local, regional and global needs of private and public clients.

In October 2017 Dentons merged with leading Scottish law firm Maclay Murray & Spens, significantly enhancing the firm's scale and capabilities across the UK.  Dentons now operates from offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Milton Keynes and Watford.

In 2015 Dentons launched Nexlaw Labs, a global innovation platform focused on developing, deploying and investing in new technologies to transform the practice of law (www.nextlawlabs.com).  In 2016 it launched a free, quality-based legal referral network known as Nextlaw Referral Network, which covers all of the world's major legal jurisdictions and enables member firms to refer clients to the law firm most appropriate for their needs (www.nextlawnetwork.com).  In 2017 Dentons launched Nextlaw In-House Solutions, a strategic consulting service, with more than 50 former general counsel across the globe ready to provide integrated, multi-disciplinary solutions to in-house counsel (www.nextlawinhouse.com).

Types of work undertaken:

Banking & Finance: Dentons has one of the largest banking practices in the UK and is privileged to be seen as a trusted legal adviser to the majority of banks and financial institutions.  The firm's practice spans all service lines, from general corporate lending to more specialist areas such as lending funds.

Corporate: Dentons'€™ corporate practice represents and works with clients on the full range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities, corporate finance and corporate governance.  The firm'€™s strengths are most evident in cross-border transactional work, including transactions spanning the entire firm, from North America to Europe and the rest of the world, China to the Middle East, Africa to Latin America, Russia to the UK, and many more.

Dispute Resolution: Leveraging core practices at each of Dentons' legacy firms, Dentons has one of the pre-eminent disputes groups in the world.  In the UK, Dentons'€™ commercial litigation team is particularly well known for its work in energy, construction and engineering, banking, financial services, restructuring and insolvency, and international arbitration.

Energy: This globa award-winning team has expertise in transactional, regulatory and litigation matters including electricity, oil and gas, environment and natural resources, project development and finance, and energy trading.  The firm'€™s lawyers handle a wide variety of power generation matters, including those related to renewables, nuclear, natural gas and coal.

Real Estate: Dentons'€™ lawyers have a deep and wide-ranging understanding of the fundamentals of real estate.  The firm plays a significant part in advancing ideas and practice across the industry and is best known for its expertise in development and regeneration, real estate finance/restructuring and insolvency, real estate funds, utilities, hotels and leisure, retail and rail.

Technology, Media & Telecommunications: With a multidisciplinary team around the globe of several hundred lawyers and professionals operating at the convergence of innovation, strategy, finance and law, Dentons represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 and emerging growth companies to venture capital firms, private equity firms and investment banks.  Additional sector expertise includes: automotive; aviation and aerospace; construction; defence; forest products and agribusiness; gaming; luxury, fashion and beauty; and professional services.

  • Number of UK partners: 182
  • Number of other UK fee earners: 578

EMEA

The firm: 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 they live and work. www.dentons.com.

Dentons’ global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size.

In Kazakhstan, Dentons has been active for more than 20 years. With offices in Almaty and Astana, the firm is the largest, and the leading, international full service legal practice in the country with fully qualified legal and professional staff numbering well over 50. Dentons is consistently ranked #1 among law firms in Kazakhstan, with a leading position in oil and gas, mining, PPP/infrastructure, banking and finance, corporate, M&A, dispute resolution and intellectual property.

Areas of practice: Dentons’ lawyers and professionals provide services in the following practice disciplines and industry sectors::

Banking and finance: Dentons covers every aspect of banking and capital markets transactions 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.

Competition and 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.

Corporate and M&A: Dentons provides clients with comprehensive legal advice on public and private M&A, joint ventures, corporate finance, private equity, disposals, corporate restructurings, and general commercial, antitrust and corporate governance issues.

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. They represent global corporations, academic and research institutions, inventors and artists, venture capital firms and others invested in patents, trademarks, copyrights and proprietary property.

Litigation, dispute resolution and 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.

Energy: with one of the world’s leading energy practices, 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.

Real estate: Dentons’ real estate practice is the largest in the world. The firm advises real estate owners, investors and lenders on some of the most complex development, acquisition, disposition, debt and equity transactions in today’s market.

Restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy: Dentons’ teams formulate strategies for trustees, bondholders, investors, traders, debtors, creditors and creditor committees around the world as they pursue claims for clients through negotiation and litigation.

Tax: 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.

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  • at this office: 30
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