Dentons to merge with McKenna Long & Aldridge
Dentons and Dacheng, creating the largest firm worldwide and about 18 months after initial merger talks broke down, Dentons has reached an agreement to merge with McKenna Long & Aldridge in the United States.
Through the merger, Dentons will end up with 6,600 lawyers worldwide, with about 1100 based in the United States. Partners from both firms approved the merger, which will see McKenna Long & Aldridge absorbed into Dentons US LLP.
Current chairman of McKenna Long, Jeff Haidet, will become co-CEO alongside current Dentons US CEO Peter Wolfson. Mike McNamara, current managing partner of Dentons US, will remain in his role over the merged firm.