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About Dentons

Dentons is a global firm driven to provide you with the competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. We were formed by the March 2013 combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton.

Additional info
Year of establishment 2010 Number of Partners 362
Number of offices 62 Partner:associate ratio 1.80
Biggest office New York City Percentage of women attorneys 20.10
Number of attorneys 649 Percentage of minority attorneys 10.09
Number of associates 204 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.80
Notable cases
  • In numerous notable legal battles, SNR Denton has helped its clients win. Some of them are mentioned as below: The firm's lawyers in the Middle East have helped Qatar win its bid to host the 2022 World Cup, advised banks seeking to expand in compliance with local Islamic finance laws and recently expanded the firm's energy and telecommunications practices in the region. SNR Denton advised USG Corporation (USG), the Chicago-based manufacturer of building materials, on their partnership with Oman based Zawawi Minerals. SNR Denton advised Saffar Holdings Limited (Saffar), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)-focussed financial services and investment group on the sale of Zawya Limited (Zawya), a leading MENA online business intelligence platform to Thomson Reuters, the world's foremost provider of information for businesses and professionals. SNR Denton has advised HSBC Holdings PLC and its subsidiary HSBC Bank Middle East Limited (HSBC) on the merger of HSBC's operations in the Sultanate of Oman with publicly-traded Oman International Bank SAOG (OIB). SNR Denton acted as New York Counsel to the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in its US $ 200 million twenty-five year term loan to Seker Mortgage Finansman A.S. Proceeds of the term loan will be used by Seker Mortgage to originate residential mortgage loans in Istanbul, Turkey.
Area of practice

Dentons practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Aboriginal Law (Canada)
  • Acquisition Finance
  • Advocacy and Government Affairs
  • Anti-Dumping
  • Arbitration
  • Asset Finance and Lending
  • Asset-Backed Securities (ABS)
  • Aviation Finance
  • Bad Faith Defense
  • Bank Mutual to Stock Conversions
  • Banking and Finance
  • Biofuels
  • Biomass
  • Canadian Policy
  • Capital Markets
  • Capital Raising and Investments in Bank Capital
  • Captive Insurance Services
  • Carbon Offsets
  • Catastrophe and Major Claims Litigation
  • Chemicals Pesticides and Product Regulation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Clean Up of Contaminated Land (North America)
  • Cogeneration and CHP
  • Collateralized Loan Obligations
  • Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS)
  • Competition and Antitrust
  • Concessions and Government Franchises
  • Construction
  • Conventional Generation
  • Corporate and Coalition Campaign Management
  • Corporate and Syndicated Lending
  • Corporate Debt
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Reorganization
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Coverage Counseling and Defense
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Crisis Communications
  • Cross-Border and Multijurisdictional Transactions
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Defamation and Reputation Management
  • Derivatives and Structured Products
  • Design Services
  • Directors and Officers Liability Insurance
  • Downstream
  • Energy Advocacy
  • Energy Joint Ventures
  • Energy Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Energy Transactions
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance
  • Esoteric Securitization
  • EU Law and Policy
  • EU Policy
  • European Union Environmental Liability Directive
  • Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance Compliance
  • Feedstock
  • Financial Institutions Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial Institutions Regulatory
  • Financial Products Litigation
  • Financial Regulation
  • Financial Services Advocacy
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Franchising and Distribution
  • Fund Finance
  • Global Anti-Corruption
  • Government Subsidies
  • Health Care Advocacy
  • Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Insurance Regulation
  • Hedge Funds
  • Hotel Financing
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Insurance Administrative Hearings and Appeals
  • Insurance Conversions
  • Insurance Enforcement Intervention
  • Insurance Joint Ventures
  • Insurance Legislative and Administrative Advocacy
  • Insurance Linked Securities
  • Insurance Privacy
  • Insurance Regulatory Compliance
  • Insurance Reorganizations
  • Investment Advisors
  • Investment Companies
  • Islamic Finance
  • Legislative Reviews
  • LNG
  • Long Term Care Insurance Litigation
  • Media and Entertainment Finance
  • Media Relations
  • Mediation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Midstream
  • Mine Development and Mining Production
  • Mine Reclamation and Closure
  • Mineral and Mining Title
  • Mineral Exploration Licensing and Permitting
  • Mining Disclosure
  • Mining Joint Ventures
  • Mining Regulation and Compliance
  • New Media and Online Strategies
  • Nuclear
  • Offtake and Product Sales
  • Oil Sands
  • Oilfield Services and Equipment
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Patent Litigation
  • Petrochemicals and Refining
  • Pipelines
  • Political Law Ethics and Disclosure
  • Privacy and Security
  • Privatizations
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Project Finance
  • Proxy Contests
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Contracting Compliance
  • Public Finance
  • Public Policy and Regulation
  • Rail Freight and Logistics
  • Rail Operations
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS)
  • Restructuring Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Retail and Consumer Finance
  • Safeguards
  • Sales Practices Litigation
  • Securities and Corporate Finance
  • Ship and Marine Finance
  • Shipping
  • Solar
  • Sovereign Debt
  • Supply and Retail
  • Takeovers and Tender Offers
  • Tax
  • Tax Credits and Tax-Advantaged Investing
  • Title Review and Due Diligence
  • Trade and Commodity Finance
  • Trade Regulation
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Trade WTO and Customs
  • Trademark and Copyright Litigation
  • Trademark Licensing and Assignment
  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Transmission and Distribution
  • Transportation Infrastructure and PPP
  • Unconventional Oil and Gas
  • Upstream
  • US Policy
  • Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies
  • Waste to Energy
  • Wind
  • Aboriginal (Canada)
  • Aboriginal Litigation
  • Aboriginal Rights and Treaty Rights
  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Accident and Health Insurance
  • Advertising
  • Agreements with Aboriginal Peoples and Community Relations
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust Counseling
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Asset Protection
  • Auto Manufacturers Liability Litigation
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Bank Transactions and Regulations
  • Banking
  • Banking and Finance Taxation
  • Banking Regulation
  • Bid Protests
  • Biotechnology Companies
  • Board Compensation Committee Representation
  • Broker-Dealer Regulation
  • Business Agreements and Commercial Contracts
  • Business Immigration
  • Business Structures and Tax Planning
  • Canadian Competition and Foreign Investment Review
  • Capital Markets Regulatory Compliance
  • Charitable Planning
  • Charities and Non-Profit Taxation
  • Claims and Terminations
  • Climate Change Strategies
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Development
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Products and Services
  • Committees
  • Communications
  • Competition and Antitrust Counseling and Compliance
  • Competition and Antitrust Litigation
  • Compliance
  • Compliance and Risk Management
  • Congressional Investigations (United States)
  • Consolidation Strategies
  • Constitutional Law including Aboriginal and Native Law
  • Construction and Engineering Disputes
  • Copyright
  • Corporate Board and Committee Representation
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Corporate Spin-Outs
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Costs Pricing Business Systems and Appropriations Law
  • Credit Support Swaps Eligible Financial Contracts and Safe Harbor Transactions
  • Creditor and Equity Committee Representation
  • Creditor Composition and Assignment Agreements Schemes of Arrangement and Voluntary Arrangements
  • Cross-Border Restructuring Matters
  • Cross-Border Securities and Corporate Finance
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Customs Law
  • Data and Software Rights Patent Rights and Cybersecurity
  • Debtor Representation
  • Debtor-in-Possession Financing
  • Designs
  • Development Zoning and Planning
  • Diagnostic Companies
  • Directors and Officers
  • Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
  • Discrimination Retaliation and Unlawful Harassment Litigation
  • Dispute Risk Management
  • Distressed Assets
  • Distressed M&A Investing and Debt Trading
  • E-Commerce Internet and E-Payments
  • E-Discovery
  • Education Regulation
  • Electricity
  • Employee Benefits and Retirement Funds
  • Employee Poaching/Raiding
  • Employee/Independent Contractor Classification and Disputes
  • Employment and Labor Advice and Counseling
  • Employment Contracts Handbooks and Policies
  • Employment Disputes
  • Energy Litigation
  • Energy Market Reform and Regulation
  • Energy Privatization
  • Energy Project Approval
  • Energy Regulation
  • Energy Trading Marketing and Derivatives
  • Entertainment Taxation
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Environmental Transactional
  • Equal Employment Diversity and Discrimination
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Estate and Trust Planning
  • EU Competition Law
  • Executive Compensation
  • Executive Employment and Severance Agreements
  • Exits: Technology IPOs and M&A
  • Export Controls
  • Federal Regulatory and Marketing (United States)
  • Fiduciary Accounting
  • Finance
  • Financial Institution Insolvency
  • Financial Institutions
  • Forestry Products Litigation
  • Fraud and Abuse Counseling Investigations and Defense
  • Fraud Corruption and Asset Recovery
  • Free Trade Zone Regulation
  • Freight and Logistics
  • Fund Formation and Compliance
  • Gaming
  • Global Employment and Labor Solutions
  • Golf
  • Government and Public Sector Plans
  • Government and Transportation
  • Government Contracts
  • GSA Schedule Contracting
  • Health and Welfare Benefits
  • Health Care Regulation
  • Health Care Life Sciences Pharmaceutical and Public Health Preparedness
  • Hotels
  • Human Resources Advice and Counseling
  • Income Trusts
  • Independent Advice to Directors of Distressed Companies
  • Individual Immigration
  • Individual Taxation
  • Industry Sector Focus
  • Information Capital
  • Information Governance
  • Information Technology and Telemedicine Companies
  • Infrastructure and PPP
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Insolvency Administrators Monitors Receivers Trustees and Other Officeholders
  • Insolvency Litigation and Enforcement
  • Insurance Litigation and Arbitration
  • Insurance Regulation
  • Insurance Related Insolvencies
  • Insurance Transactions and Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Insurers and Sureties
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Internal Corporate Investigations
  • Internal Investigations
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Employment Law
  • International Estate and Trust Planning
  • International Government Contracting and Disputes
  • International Taxation
  • International Trade
  • Investment Funds and Income Trusts
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • IP and the Internet
  • IP Contracts Assignment and Licensing
  • IP/IT Protection and Litigation
  • IPOs and Public Offerings
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor Relations and Collective Labor Law Negotiation with Unions and Employee Representatives
  • Leveraged Buy Outs and Management Buy Outs
  • Leveraged Buy-Outs and Management Buy-Outs
  • Life Insurance and Annuities
  • Life Science Research Entities
  • Litigation Arbitration Mediation and other Dispute Resolution
  • M&A for Government Contractors
  • Management Equity Packages
  • Manufacturers and Distributors
  • Marinas
  • Maritime
  • Media Regulation
  • Medical Device Companies
  • Merger Control and Review
  • Merger Control Review
  • Mining Finance and M&A Transactions
  • Mining Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Mining Operations
  • Mining Public Policy Regulation Community Relations and Disclosure
  • Mixed-Use Properties
  • Multiemployer Plans (MEPPs/Industry-Wide Plans)
  • Multi-Generational Planning
  • National Security Clearance
  • Native American Law and Policy (United States)
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Oil and Gas
  • Out-of-Court Restructurings and Work-outs
  • Partnership and Close Corporation Disputes
  • Partnerships and Other Pass-Through Entity Taxation
  • Patents
  • Pensions and Benefits Disputes
  • Pensions and Benefits in Transactions and Reorganizations
  • Pensions and Retirement Plans
  • Pensions Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Plan Fiduciary Advice Funding and Investments
  • Plan Governance
  • Planning for Couples
  • Post-Grant Proceedings
  • Pre-Nuptial Post-Nuptial and Other Domestic Contracts
  • Private Equity
  • Procurement Fraud Investigations and Defense
  • Procurement Law and Government Contracts
  • Product Liability
  • Product Liability and Complex Torts
  • Product Recalls
  • Product-Related Legal Issues
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Trustee Services
  • Property Casualty and Liability Insurance
  • Protective Shield Proceedings
  • Public Company Reporting
  • Rail
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Acquisition Disposition and Property Management
  • Real Estate for Universities and Institutions of Higher Learning
  • Real Estate Investments
  • Real Estate Joint Ventures Partnerships and Other Co-Ownerships
  • Real Estate Leasing Occupation and Operation
  • Real Estate Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate Public Private Partnerships and PF1/PF2/PF3 Projects
  • Real Estate Site Selection and Development Incentives
  • Real Estate Taxation
  • Regional Trade Agreements Advice and Litigation
  • Regulated Industries
  • Regulatory and Administrative Tribunals
  • Regulatory Counseling
  • Reinsurance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Representation of Corporate and Individual Fiduciaries
  • Representation of Government and Quasi-Government Organizations
  • Residential and Condominium Development
  • Residential Home Ownership Planning
  • Residential Mortgage Purchase and Sale
  • Residential Repo and Finance
  • Resorts
  • Resource Taxation
  • Restaurants
  • Restrictive Covenant Disputes
  • Restructuring Redundancies and Reductions in Force
  • Restructurings and Bankruptcy Tax Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Roads
  • Safeguard Proceedings
  • Sales Practices
  • Sales Taxes (including VAT GST and PST)
  • Securities and Shareholder Litigation
  • Securitizations
  • Service Contracting
  • Share Schemes and Equity/Stock-Based Incentive Plans
  • Shareholder Activism
  • Ski Resorts
  • Small Business/Socioeconomic Issues/Preference Requirements
  • Spa and Wellness
  • Special Committees
  • Special Tax and Specific Tax-Related Matters
  • State Aid
  • State and Local Government Contracts
  • State Attorneys General (United States)
  • Stock Exchange Listings
  • Strategic Advisory and Entrepreneurial Services
  • Strategic Communications
  • Strategic IP Planning
  • Strategic Sourcing and Outsourcing
  • Structuring of Asset Ownership
  • Subnational Taxation
  • Succession Planning including Business Owners
  • Supplier and Customer Representation in Restructurings
  • Suspension and Debarment
  • Tax Audit Representation
  • Tax Credits and Tax Advantaged Investing
  • Tax Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Tax Related Insolvency Transactions and Reorganizations
  • Taxation in Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Technology Procurement Development and Licensing
  • Title Insurance
  • Trade Compliance
  • Trade Disputes and Negotiations
  • Trade Remedies/ Trade Defense Instruments
  • Trade Sanctions
  • Trademarks
  • Training
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Transportation Competition and Antitrust
  • Transportation Finance
  • Transportation Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Transportation Manufacture and Supply
  • Transportation Procurement
  • Transportation Regulation
  • Transportation Technology and IT
  • Transportation Transactions
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Unfair Competition
  • US National Security
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage and Hour/Working Time/Overtime Litigation
  • Water
  • Workers Compensation
  • Wrongful Termination and Unfair Dismissal
  • WTO Advice and Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Employment and Labor
  • Energy
  • Health Care
  • Hotels and Leisure
  • Immigration
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Mining
  • Notary Services (Germany)
  • Project Development
  • Public International Law
  • Public Law
  • Restructuring Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Transportation
  • Trusts Estates and Wealth Preservation
  • White Collar and Government Investigations
Awards and recognitions

SNR Denton has been conferred with numerous awards and recognition in the international rankings. The firm has been named Best Major Real Estate Construction Law Firm of the Year - Middle East by InterContinental Finance 2012 Global Awards SNR Denton has been recognized with Best Trade Finance Law Firm award by Global Trade Review for the eighth consecutive year in 2012. The firm has been awarded "40 at 50 Judicial Pro Bono Recognition" from DC Circuit Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services. The firm has been named Full Service Firm of the Year in Saudi Arabia by DealMakers Country Awards for the year 2012. The firm recently received the 2010 Leadership and Excellence in Inclusion and Diversity Award, presented by Morgan Stanley.


SNR Denton promotes a professional environment that attracts, retains and promotes lawyers and staff of all backgrounds, regardless of any group characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age, disability, gender identity or social perspective. "For us, inclusiveness is a priority," the firm writes on its website. Employment and advancement at the firm are based on the individual's achievement, performance, ability, dedication, professionalism, potential for promotion, and Firm needs and not on the basis of discriminatory factors.

Summer associate program

Most of SNR Denton's offices offer summer associate programs. The work conditions are like a free-market system that is monitored by a summer work coordinator. Summer associates are expected to complete an average of 10 assignments during the eight-week summer program, and typically they spend about seven hours a day on billable work. On some occasions, summer associates even travel to other offices to assist with cases. Summer associates are paired with a mentor and given feedback on work by assigning attorneys. Also, SNR Denton provides summer associates access to the regular training offered to full-time associates, as well as training specifically for the summer class such as memo writing and professional development. The firm does not require rigid specializations and many attorneys combine multiple areas of expertise and continue to focus on a specific area. An attorney in each practice area typically assigns work to associates.

Working for the Dentons

SNR Denton has a minimum billable hours requirement of 2,000 hours in most offices. The firm offers, a two-tier partnership structure. Associates are considered for non-equity partner after five years and for equity partnership after eight years. The firm has collegial and supportive atmosphere, making the firm an international firm in its true sense. Also, flexibility in office hours is a plus for the firm. However, lack of transparency of firm leadership and limited profile and branding of the firm act as downers. SNR Denton offers 17-weeks of paid maternity leave, including four weeks at half pay. New fathers and adoptive parents are given four weeks at full pay and an additional four weeks at half pay if they are the primary caregivers.

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