Dentons announces formal combination with law firm Link Legal in India

Dentons, the world’s largest global law firm in terms of the number of lawyers and offices has announced

its formal combination with Link Legal for the Indian market.

This would be the first such formal combination by any foreign law firm with any domestic law firm in India.

The combination will add 130 lawyers in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad to Dentons' vast legal franchise,

while allowing Link Legal to tap into Dentons' platform of more than 20,000 professionals in 80-plus countries.

Link Legal's clients include leading airline Air India, UK engineering group Doncasters and Singapore-based textile manufacturer Indorama Corp,

Dentons said the deal marks the first time an international law firm has combined with a law firm in India.

Link Legal will change its name to Dentons Link Legal

Dentons global chair Joe Andrew said the combination will launch "within the next couple of months

The combination is structured so that Link Legal "continues to be owned by the same people," its co-managing partner Nusrat Hassan said.