Reuters|Jan 27, 2015
Multinational law firm Dentons and China’s biggest legal practice Dacheng Law Offices said on Tuesday they had signed off on their merger, a move that will create the world’s biggest law firm.
The new firm, which will be only the second time a Chinese firm and a global firm have combined, will count more than 6,500 lawyers in 50 countries — including 554 lawyers and professionals in six offices in Canada.
The merger, which follows six months of negotiations, uses a Swiss verein structure, which allows for separate regional profit pools and accounting while sharing strategy, branding, and other core functions. Dacheng will also remain a separate entity within the combined firm’s verein.