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Dentons launches combination with Philippine law firm

Dentons, one of the world’s biggest law firms, has officially launched its combined offering with PJS Law, a Philippine full-service firm.

user iconLauren Croft 08 February 2024 Big Law
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The launch of the combination with PJS Law will further allow Dentons to connect clients to professionals with its offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam, representing 83 per cent of the entire gross domestic product (GDP) of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.

As reported by Lawyers Weekly, Dentons first unveiled its intention to combine with PJS Law in March last year. This came after Dentons entered into a “historic combination” with Link Legal in India in October of 2022 – which it said marked the first time a global law firm has combined with an Indian firm.

PJS Law has 59 lawyers and professionals and is owned and led by a team of 20 partners, 60 per cent of whom are women. The firm has a longstanding relationship with Dentons and will retain control of its operations, finances and office leadership in the Philippines, chief executive of PJS Law, Dentons’ member firm in the Philippines, Regina Jacinto-Barrientos said.


“This combination represents a significant milestone in our commitment to delivering the highest standards of legal excellence and service to our clients,” she said.

“We look forward to combining our local knowledge with unrivalled global insights, providing clients a broader range of expertise and resources – here in the Philippines and around the world.”

The two firms are also aligned in assisting clients with challenges and maximising their opportunities in the Philippines and around the world, added Dentons global CEO Elliott Portnoy.

“Our shared commitment to delivering exceptional client service in one of the world’s most dynamic and strategically important markets brought our two firms together,” he said.

“This important combination enables us to meet our clients’ evolving and complex needs in the Philippines, across ASEAN and around the world.”

With this combination, Dentons is now operating in more than 160 locations and over 80 countries – and the CEO of Dentons’ ASEAN region, Gerald Singham, said the combination with PJS Law reflected the firm’s growth across Asia.

“This combination further builds on Dentons’ momentum in the ASEAN region,” he said.

“We are committed to combining with the leading law firms that truly understand clients’ complex and nuanced needs – both in their local geographies and in the more than 80 countries where Dentons has a presence.”

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