Link Legal and Dentons Announce Historic Combination

Dentons would join up with an Indian legal firm to become the first worldwide law firm, providing the new entity a competitive edge in panel competitions around the world.

This is a combination as Dentons has done globally to create a single, integrated worldwide firm; it is not a joint venture, best friends’ relationship, liaison licence, merger, or acquisition.

Dentons’ distinctive “polycentric” structure, based on a Swiss verein, aims to uncover the good aspects of a partnership and enables Dentons to collaborate with top-tier companies in numerous jurisdictions while adhering to local legal and regulatory standards.

This has made it possible for Dentons to expand, eventually opening 215 offices in 83 nations.

One of the top Indian companies expanding abroad is Link Legal, which has opened an office in New York and is looking at a number of other cities.

As a first-mover, Link Legal represents the several sizable, rapidly expanding Indian businesses that are going global as India surpasses the United States in population in 2023.

Law Firm Combination

With its distinctive, polycentric business model, Dentons, the largest global law firm and a pioneer in more nations than any other law firm in the history of the legal profession, was the obvious choice for Link Legal to get in touch with, in order to work together to better represent its clients outside of India.

An established physical presence in five of India’s six main cities—Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad—would be made possible by the combination with Link Legal.

Dentons lawyers would represent Link Legal’s clients outside of India, and Dentons Link Legal Indian lawyers would represent those clients inside India, creating one business compliant with Indian laws and regulations.

Ira Jaffe is Welcomed by Honigman LLP

Ira Jaffe is a renowned attorney, a pillar of the community, and has just joined Honigman LLP as a distinguished counsel in its business and private client divisions. Jaffe will work out of the company’s Bloomfield Hills location.

The 1968-founded law firm Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, as well as The Fisher Group, LLC, the Max and Marjorie Fisher family office, where Jaffe spent more than ten years as CEO and President, both welcomed Jaffe’s retirement in 2021.

After retiring, he started Ira Jaffe Consulting LLC, his own consulting firm. Ira Jaffe consults with a small number of high-net-worth clients on the non-legal family driven aspects of succession planning, business planning, estate planning, family and trust disputes, non-profit and foundation involvement, and corporate board membership through Ira Jaffe Consulting and on the basis of Ira’s extensive background and experience.

Along the way, Jaffe has also held positions on a number of non-profit and foundation boards, including those for The Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, Cranbrook Educational Community, Cranbrook Institute of Science, McGregor Fund, The Parade Company, and the Detroit Zoological Society. He presently holds the position of Chairman of the Board of REDICO and serves on the advisory boards of Beyond Basics, eLab Ventures, and Michigan Capital Advisors.

Regarding Honigman LLP

Honigman is an Am Law 200 full-service, general business law firm with more than 330 attorneys nationwide in Chicago, Michigan, Washington, D.C., and in our newest wholly owned subsidiary office in Israel, Honigman Law Israel. Honigman announced the arrival of five Wall Street attorneys last month as it works to establish a community of American lawyers in Israel.

With more than 80 new personnel in the last 18 months, Honigman has continued to develop. More than 60 different legal topics are covered by the advice of our attorneys to customers.