Dentons vote on McKenna Long tie-up expected within two weeks

Dentons partners have until 14 November to vote on whether to merge with US firm McKenna Long & Aldridge.

Board members at both firms have approved plans for the tie-up and have now asked partners to decide whether to complete the deal.

Dentons could add 575 lawyers to its global presence, six months after the tripartite combination between SNR Denton, Salans and Fraser Milner Casgrain (8 November 2012).

Today the firms said: “The boards of Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge have recommended to their partners that the firms combine, subject to the approval by their respective partnerships.

”The voting procedures will follow the protocols of each firm and will be completed no later than November 14, 2013.”

The new-look Dentons went live on 28 March after being approved in a partner vote last November. Today’s news marks the one year anniversary of its tripartite announcement.

Its new relationship with McKenna Long sees it tie up with McKenna Long’s 15 offices, mainly based in the US and Brussels. The firm also launched its first Asia office in South Korea in March this year (12 March 2013) after winning regulatory approval from Korea’s Ministry of Justice.