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31 October 2017 at 14:02 BST

Dentons formalises union with Maclay Murray & Spens

The Scottish law firm is now part of Dentons which is seeking to grow its UK market share as well as offer a low-cost base.

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Dentons has today formalised its combination with leading Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens. 'Our UK strategy is built around the three pillars of creating stronger ties with key clients, investing to further develop a high-quality lower-cost platform, and growing UK market share,' Dentons CEO for the UK and Middle East Jeremy Cohen said. 'Maclay Murray & Spens is one of Scotland's leading law firms, and combining with them enables us to offer clients a combination of size, quality and smarter resourcing that few of our competitors in the UK can match.'

'From largest to leading'

Commenting on the merger, Dentons' Global CEO Elliott Portnoy, said: 'We are delighted to welcome our new Scottish colleagues to the firm. Following recent combinations with equally high-quality firms in Latin America and Africa, launching in Scotland demonstrates that our journey 'from largest to leading' means pursuing growth opportunities in both established and developing markets as we continue to meet the needs of sophisticated global clients.' Dentons now has  8800 lawyers and professionals in 158 locations across 66 countries. In the UK, the new addition gives it  800 fee earners, including 200 partners, operating from offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Milton Keynes and Watford. 


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