November 17, 2015
Global law firm Dentons, Singapore's Rodyk and Australian firm Gadens have agreed to come together to create the dominant global law firm in the Pacific Rim.
Expected to launch in 2016, the combination brings Gadens and Rodyk the ability to follow their clients across the world, and enhances each firm's ability to service their clients from the Asia Pacific region with more than 7,300 lawyers, more than 9,000 timekeepers and nearly 13,000 people, working from more than 130 locations.
Name and Brand
Globally the firm will operate under the name "Dentons" in English and all other languages except for Chinese. In Chinese the firm will be known as "大成"
Dentons and its combination partners have always sought to capitalize on strong legacy brands through a conscientious, innovative brand migration strategy that captures the goodwill lawyers and professionals of each foundational firm have built with existing clients in the regions they serve, while simultaneously developing and supporting the Dentons brand around the world. Dentons will continue to pursue this strategy in Australia and in Singapore, with branding that incorporates the names of each firm into its tagline and, where appropriate, local market logos that incorporate the logos of each firm into the Dentons branding.
For more information about the combination, please see www.dentonscombination.com.
Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries. www.dentons.com.
Gadens is a leading Australian law firm with a significant footprint in the Asia Pacific region. Gadens has more than 500 lawyers and 550 professional staff across its offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Singapore and Port Moresby.
Gadens defines its service offering around its clients' business needs, as opposed to areas of legal expertise. This mindset has produced a firm that is commercially astute, relationship oriented and highly innovative. For more information, please visit www.gadens.com.
Trusted since 1861, Rodyk is Singapore's first law firm and one of the largest full service law firms with a strong regional practice delivering international client service standards. Rodyk's team of over 200 lawyers serves clients in five core practice groups: Corporate, Finance, Intellectual Property & Technology, Litigation & Arbitration and Real Estate.
Rodyk was transformed to the present day firm after the merger in 2002 with HelenYeo & Partners. Its proud record of acting in all the significant moments of Singapore's history continues today. In the past decade, Rodyk has acted in the largest Chinese Initial Public Offering on the Singapore Stock Exchange, for Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, which raised S$1 billion; for the main contractor in the government inquiry, on contractual and insurance claims that followed the Mass Rapid Transit tunnel collapse at Nicoll Highway; for Singapore's world-renowned research agency, A*Star, in the internationally high profile public inquiry following the suicide of an American researcher; in the largest en-bloc real estate transaction to-date, priced at S$1.39 billion; and in Singapore Airlines' two major aviation disasters.
For more information, please visit www.rodyk.com.
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.
Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in Singapore with Registration No. T07LL0439G, and a member of Dentons' global legal practice.