Dentons to enlarge influence in Africa

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Dentons recently announced that the firm will combine with Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA), the largest law firm in Uganda with 26 lawyers, including 12 partners.

The proposed combination will enable both firms to connect their respective talents to opportunities in Uganda, East Africa and around the world. If approved by the partners of both firms, the combination will further allow Dentons to pursue its Africa strategy.

“With this combination we are truly poised to become one of the leading and fastest-growing firms in Africa. It’s our goal to be the first truly pan-African law firm, through a blend of full firm combinations and our well known network,” said Joe Andrew, the global chairman of Dentons.

The combination of Dentons and KAA will also allow both firms to enhance their capabilities in such business sectors and practices as banking and finance, communications, corporate, dispute resolution, energy, and infrastructure.

“The proposed combination with Dentons, with its polycentric philosophy, will enable us to maintain our deep connections in the local community while embracing and building upon the attributes of the firm that helped us become one of the elite in East Africa,” said KAA’s managing partner David Mpanga.

Following approval by both firms, the proposed combination is expected to launch later in 2017.