Dentons launches in Scotland

World’s largest law firm now able to offer clients a combination of size, quality and smarter resourcing in the key UK market

31 OCTOBER – Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, today formalized its combination with leading Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens. Clients of the Firm now benefit from the experience of 8,800 lawyers and professionals in 158 locations across 66 countries, with a significantly enhanced presence in the UK where some 800 fee earners, including 200 partners, operate from offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Milton Keynes and Watford.

“Our UK and Middle East region continues to make strong progress capitalizing on the opportunities presented by the Firm’s global platform,” said Dentons’ Global Chairman Joe Andrew. “By joining forces with such a high-quality firm in one of the world’s most competitive legal markets, we are significantly enhancing our ability to serve clients of all sizes, across all sectors, as they increasingly instruct firms that can offer a deeper level of relationship commitment in all of the places they do business.”

“Our UK strategy is built around the three pillars of creating stronger ties with key clients, investing to further develop a high-quality lower-cost platform, and growing UK market share,” said Dentons CEO for the UK and Middle East Jeremy Cohen. “Maclay Murray & Spens is one of Scotland’s leading law firms, and combining with them enables us to offer clients a combination of size, quality and smarter resourcing that few of our competitors in the UK can match.”

“Our Scottish clients will benefit greatly from the fact that we have now become the only truly global law firm with a significant presence in the Scottish legal market,” said Kenneth Shand, UK Board member and Senior Partner, Scotland. “We are particularly excited by the fact that this combination offers our lawyers, as well as the next generation of Scottish lawyers, the opportunity to work at one of the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking law firms.”

“We are delighted to welcome our new Scottish colleagues to the Firm,” said Dentons’ Global CEO Elliott Portnoy. “Following recent combinations with equally high-quality firms in Latin America and Africa, launching in Scotland demonstrates that our journey ‘from largest to leading’ means pursuing growth opportunities in both established and developing markets as we continue to meet the needs of sophisticated global clients.”

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For further information, please contact:

Mark G. Walters

Global Director of Communications

mark.walters@dentons.com

+1 202 496 7119

Amanda Lowe

PR & Communication Manager Europe

amanda.lowe@dentons.com

+ 420 236 082 111

Dentons to combine with Uganda’s Largest Law Firm Kampala Associated Advocates

Proposed combination follows appointment of Africa Region CEO, uniquely positions firms to meet client needs in one of Africa’s most robust economies

Washington, D.C., September 27, 2017  – Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, today announced it will form a combination with Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA), an elite international law firm in Uganda with 26 lawyers, including 12 partners, which is also the largest law firm in the country.

The proposed combination would enable both firms to connect their respective talents to opportunities in Uganda, East Africa and around the world. Dentons has more than 8,500 lawyers in 158 locations in 66 countries.

If approved by the partners of both firms, the combination would further allow Dentons to pursue its Africa strategy and become a pan-African law firm that reaches more of Africa than its competitors.

“With this combination we are truly poised to become one of the leading and fastest-growing firms in Africa, it’s our goal to be the first truly pan African law firm, through a blend of full firm combinations and our well known network” said Joe Andrew, Global Chairman of Dentons.

Dentons traces its presence in Africa to the establishment of a Cairo office in 1964. It also has offices in Casablanca, and South Africa.

The combination of Dentons and KAA would allow both firms to enhance their capabilities in key business sectors and practices, including Banking and Finance, Communications, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Energy, and Infrastructure.

“This combination with yet another high-quality law firm would help confirm our reputation as not just the largest law firm in the world, but the leading law firm. We’re proactively pursuing growth in developed and developing markets where our clients have needs” said Elliott Portnoy, Global CEO of Dentons.

“The proposed combination with Dentons, with its polycentric philosophy, will enable us to maintain our deep connections in the local community while embracing and building upon the attributes of the firm that helped us become one of the elite in East Africa,” said KAA Managing Partner David Mpanga.

Following approval by both firms, who are expected to vote on it in the next several weeks, the proposed combination will launch later in 2017.

About Dentons

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 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 we live and work. www.dentons.com

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For further information, please contact:

Mark G. Walters

Global Director of Communications

mark.walters@dentons.com

+1 202 496 7119

 

Amanda Lowe

PR & Communication Manager Europe

amanda.lowe@dentons.com

+ 420 236 082 111

 

Dentons combines with Peru’s Gallo Barrios Pickmann

Launch uniquely positions firms to meet client needs in one of Latin America’s strongest and fastest-growing economies

Washington, D.C., October 2, 2017 – Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, today announced it has combined with Gallo Barrios Pickmann in Peru, one of the strongest and fastest-growing economies in Latin America.

This launch uniquely positions Dentons and Gallo Barrios Pickmann to provide high-quality legal services to clients within Peru and around the world.

This combination gives Gallo Barrios Pickmann’s clients access to the experience and talents of thousands of lawyers working from more than 60 countries on six continents. Similarly, Dentons’ existing global clients have direct access to the talented lawyers of Gallo Barrios Pickmann in Lima, Peru’s capital.

“With our presence in Peru, and a new strategic alliance in Brazil, we are strengthening our position as one of the leading firms in Latin America,” said Elliott Portnoy, Global CEO of Dentons. “We are growing faster there—and with truly high-quality firms—than anyone has ever done before.”

It also follows the launch earlier this year of Dentons Muñoz in Central America, and the launch last year of Dentons López Velarde in Mexico and Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas in Colombia. These moves are part of our long-planned strategy to build our fast-growing presence in Latin America.

“Latin America and the Caribbean is key to our growth strategy, there is a huge opportunity for us to be the leading global firm serving this important region. With our polycentric approach, combining with leading local firms, we’re able to offer our clients the very best solutions, provided by lawyers who are truly in and off the communities they serve.” said Joe Andrew, Global Chairman of Dentons.

The combination enhances both firms’ depth and reach in key business sectors and practice groups, including Banking and Finance; Corporate; Dispute Resolution and Litigation; Labor, Employment and Migration; Mining and Natural Resources; and Tax.

“We are honored and enthusiastic about joining Dentons,” said Julio Gallo, of Gallo Barrios Pickmann. “Dentons’ polycentric approach provides us with a unique platform, allowing us to offer our clients access to lawyers in all the places they do business, while at the same time providing them with the additional benefits that come from being a client of the worlds’ largest leading law firm.”

 

About Dentons

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 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 we live and work. www.dentons.com

 

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For further information, please contact:

Mark G. Walters

Global Director of Communications

mark.walters@dentons.com

+1 202 496 7119

 

Amanda Lowe

PR & Communication Manager Europe

amanda.lowe@dentons.com

+ 420 236 082 111

 

 

Dentons strengthens Regulatory practice with hire of Balázs Csuday, former Ambassador of Hungary

4 September 2017 – Dentons has strengthened its platform in Hungary with the recruitment of Balázs Csuday, former Ambassador of Hungary, as Senior Counsel. He has joined Dentons’ Regulatory practice in Budapest, and will substantially enhance Dentons’ capabilities in public affairs, statutory compliance, and regulation.

Csuday has considerable experience in representing and advising the most senior levels of the Hungarian Government, Hungarian and multinational corporations, and the European Union, in various international contexts. He was previously Director, Public Sector and Government Relations, at PwC in Budapest. Prior to that, he served in the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary with the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN and Other International Organizations in Vienna. Also, as ambassador, he was responsible for opening the Hungarian Embassy in Quito, Ecuador.

Csuday was educated at the Faculty of Law at Eötvös Loránd University, the Diplomatic Academy of Complutense University in Madrid, and the School of Law at Fordham University, New York.

István Réczicza, Hungary Managing Partner at Dentons, said, “It is a pleasure and an honor to welcome Balázs Csuday to our team. His experience at the highest level of international regulatory development and public affairs adds considerable weight and experience to our capabilities in these areas. His appointment also underlines the contribution of our Budapest office to the legal environment in Hungary and across the entire region.”

Dentons’ Budapest office recently received the IFLR National Law Firm of the Year Award for Hungary – for the second year running – at the IFLR European Awards, shortly after the firm was named ‘Europe Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards.

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Contact:

Gábor Fehér

Marketing and Business Development Specialist

T: +36 1 488 5200

E: gabor.feher@dentons.com

 

About Dentons

 

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 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 we live and work.  www.dentons.com

Dentons to combine with leading Scottish law firm Maclay Murray & Spens

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, announced today that it is to combine with leading Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens. The combination, which is expected to complete later in 2017 following approval by the partnerships of both firms, will offer clients the services of around 800 fee earners in the UK, including 200 partners, operating from offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Milton Keynes and Watford. Dentons will have around 8,700 lawyers and professionals.

“This combination will significantly enhance our scale and capabilities in the UK,” said Dentons’ Global Chief Executive Officer Elliott Portnoy. “Combining with strong, independent and well-established firms is central to Dentons’ ‘in and of the community’ ethos, and with its rich history in the Scottish market Maclay Murray & Spens fits very much into this category. Following soon after our recent combinations with equally high-quality firms in Latin America and the Netherlands, this development accelerates Dentons’ momentum as we continue our journey ‘from largest to leading.'”

“Maclay Murray & Spens is a Scottish leader in some of our strongest practices and sectors including Financial Services, Energy, Transport & Infrastructure, and Real Estate,” said Jeremy Cohen, Chief Executive Officer for Dentons’ UK and Middle East region. “By combining we will also significantly increase our out-of-London capability. Working seamlessly with colleagues in London, our Milton Keynes and Watford offices already enable us to deliver enhanced value to many of our largest clients. This combination will upscale that ability by a very considerable margin.”

“Joining forces with the world’s largest law firm is tremendously exciting for us,” said Kenneth Shand, Chief Executive Officer of Maclay Murray & Spens. “With offices across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific, Dentons will unquestionably be the only significant player in Scotland which is a genuinely global firm. We will have a unique ability to offer Scottish businesses with international ambitions access to the largest array of legal talent in the world, and international firms with an interest in Scotland, the resources of one of the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking law firms.”

“Our vision is to offer clients the ‘law firm of the future’ now,” said Dentons’ Global Chairman Joe Andrew. “By enhancing our ability to serve national and multi-national clients in the UK, the world’s second largest legal market, and continuing to innovate in client service delivery, Dentons continues to set the pace in the global legal market.”

Dentons strengthens market-leading position in Central Asia with the expansion of the Tashkent office

3 July 2017 – Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has announced the expansion of its office in Tashkent, Uzbekistan through a combination with highly ranked Uzbek firm Avent Advokat. Eldor Mannopov, the founder and managing partner of Avent Advokat, has joined the Firm along with a team of nine lawyers. The move, which comes shortly after Dentons’ entry into Georgia, further strengthens the Firm’s market leadership in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Central Asia.

Aigoul Kenjebayeva, Central Asia Regional Managing Partner, commented, “Dentons’ Tashkent office has been operating successfully on the Uzbekistan market for almost 20 years, largely thanks to the professionalism of Counsel Mouborak Kambarova. By joining forces with Avent Advokat, this office will become one of the top legal practices and the undisputed leader in Uzbekistan.  This will allow us to support our clients’ growing needs across the region better.”

“The recently elected Uzbek leaders have implemented a wide and ambitious program to eradicate corruption and create a more favorable environment for businesses and investors.  These reforms are giving impetus to foreign investment, and a number of our multinational clients are now seeking quality legal advice in that emerging market,” said Tomasz Dąbrowski, Chief Executive Officer of Dentons Europe.

Eldor Mannopov has been appointed Uzbekistan Managing Partner. A highly ranked lawyer in business law, he focuses on international trade, arbitration, M&A, tax, litigation and compliance and is especially respected as a market-leader lawyer specializing in construction matters.  He is also well known for his experience working with Chinese and other Asian clients.

Eldor Mannopov commented, “We are excited to join the world’s largest law firm. We look forward to collaborating actively with our colleagues from across Central Asia and around the globe with world-class client service and value.”

The Tashkent office provides full service business law advice in energy, banking and finance, corporate, M&A, infrastructure and PPP, technology and construction.  The team serves clients in English, Russian, Uzbek and Turkish.

“We have been exploring ways to strengthen our current operations in Tashkent, and so we are delighted to welcome one of Uzbekistan’s top legal teams to our Firm. With the addition of the new team, we will be able to offer our clients a wide range of quality services on both local and foreign law in Uzbekistan,” remarked Evan Lazar, Chairman of the Board of Dentons Europe.

Dentons is the only global law firm which, in addition to its vast collaboration of offices worldwide, is able to offer full coverage services in Central Asia and the neighboring countries, particularly in Uzbekistan, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia, and via associated firms in Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

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About Dentons

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 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 we live and work. www.dentons.com

CETA

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will create jobs, strengthen economic relations and boost Canada’s trade with the world’s second-largest market. CETA is a progressive free trade agreement which covers virtually all sectors and aspects of Canada-EU trade in order to eliminate or reduce barriers. For example, prior to CETA’s entry into force, only 25 percent of EU tariff lines on Canadian goods were duty-free. Upon CETA’s entry into force, the EU will remove tariffs on 98 percent of its tariff lines. Once CETA is fully implemented, the EU will have eliminated tariffs on 99 percent of its tariff lines.

 

Centrallia, the networking event in Canada

The 4th edition of Centrallia will be held May 25-27, 2016 in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, and will welcome 700+ business leaders from all over Canada and from more than 30 countries.

A global business to business forum, Centrallia is designed specifically for businesses seeking new opportunities.  World Trade Centres as well as chambers of commerce, and trade and investment agencies will also participate, making this an excellent opportunity to do business and learn about many aspects of trade.

Centrallia is ideal for businesses looking for opportunities in the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Agribusiness
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  • Environmental Industries
  • Energy, Resources, and Mining
  • Construction/Infrastructure
  • Innovation and R&D

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hungary can help your company throughout the registration process and will help you to organize your visit to make the most out of it. If interested please contact us at info@ccch.hu for more details.