Dentons global chief executive Elliott Portnoy and chairman Joe Andrew have announced the firm’s intention to enter into a three-way merger with Australian firm Gadens and Singaporean firm Rodyk & Davidson, subject to a partner vote.

The deal would see Dentons expand its reach in Asia Pacific, enter Australia for the first time, and add over 500 lawyers from Gadens and 200 from Rodyk & Davidson respectively. Partners at the three firms will cast their votes in mid-November with an announcement on the result expected shortly afterwards. [continued]

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