Just three months after the tripartite combination between SNR Denton, Salans and Fraser Milner Casgrain to form Dentons, the firm has its eye on US firm McKenna Long & Aldridge. It’s a bit like squaffling down two quarter pounders with cheese, five medium french fries and 20 chicken McNuggets before going back to look at the menu, if you will.
For the moment, Dentons insists that it is just casting a hungry eye over what’s on offer. The firm confirmed its discussions with McKenna Long this morning, adding that it did not have a “relationship” to announce as yet. If the merger gets a thumbs up then Dentons will further inflate in size – the tie-up would create a beef behemoth, adding 575 lawyers, mainly in the US, to its global presence.
And it might take as long to digest as the Absolutely Ridiculous Burger, the world’s largest, and clearly a role model for Dentons.
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