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Number of partners: 164 (Sydney), 180 (Australia and PNG) 8500 (worldwide)
Languages: English, Mandarin speaking lawyer

Practice Areas:
■ Anti-Corruption/FCPA
■ Banking & Finance
■ Property
■ Restructuring & Insolvency
■ Energy & Resources
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Corporate
■ Anti-Bribery & Corruption
■ Life Sciences Regulatory
■ Aged Care & Retirement Living
■ Construction
■ Employment & Safety
■ Planning

Firm Overview:
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 recognised 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 the firm’s lawyers live and work.

Established in 1928 in Sydney, Dentons’ Australia region now has 44 partners and over 450 staff with offices in Sydney, Perth, and Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, as well as associate offices in Brisbane and Adelaide. Repeatedly recognised by leading publications, and known for its service excellence and innovative legal solutions, Dentons has built enduring relationships with some of the largest, most successful companies in the financial services, real estate and infrastructure, healthcare and energy sectors.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
Dentons is recognised in the market for its work with financial institutions and acts within each of the institutional bank, corporate bank, commercial bank, business bank, retail bank and SMSF markets. The team’s key strengths are in the areas of real estate, property and construction finance; syndicated, club and bilateral corporate finance and bank lending; acquisition and leveraged finance and debt restructuring, project finance and work-outs.

Real Estate:
The real estate team is well known for being at the forefront of technological innovation in the Australian market. Dentons’ real estate offering integrates expertise across planning, construction and property law to deliver commercial advice across the full real estate lifecycle including high value and strategic sales/acquisitions, planning, development, strata renewal, leasing and construction and property disputes.

Dentons has one of the longest standing energy and resources practices in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Dentons provides both the corporate advice needed by major oil and gas companies (be it capital markets, M&A, takeovers) as well as project level advice (offtakes, JoAs, EPC and financing).

The corporate team works with clients in Australia and the Asia Pacific across every stage of the transaction, from major corporate dealings including capital raising, business and deal structures, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance advice or major international cross-border transactions, to your day-today commercial and project-level needs including commercial contracts, procurement, outsourcing and logistics.

Dispute Resolution:
Dentons’ dispute resolution team handles complex contractual and commercial disputes, and apply sound legal, forensic, investigative and evidentiary skills. The team includes former barristers that gives Dentons the edge in advocacy and drafting. Dentons Australia is known for its strength in the financial services and residential and commercial property sectors.

Dentons advises clients across the full employment life cycle including getting the contractual documents right, advising on the application of industrial instruments, engaging in enterprise bargaining, managing industrial disputes, providing training in employee relations matters, conducting workplace investigations and in the management of employee claims (including acting in litigation).