SNR Denton Combination Unanimously Approved

By Sonnenschein Nath Rosenthal Llp Denton Wilde Sapte Llp, PRNE
Tuesday, June 8, 2010

US-based Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and UK-based Denton Wilde Sapte partnerships vote to combine and create an elite client- and quality-focused firm

NEW YORK and LONDON, June 9, 2010 - The partnerships of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP (SNR) and Denton
Wilde Sapte LLP (Denton) today voted in favor of combining to form SNR
Denton. Launching on September 30, 2010, SNR Denton will have more than 1,400
lawyers and professionals in 18 countries, forming a top 25 legal services
provider worldwide by number of lawyers and professionals.

SNR Chairman Elliott Portnoy and Denton CEO Howard Morris will serve as
co-CEOs of SNR Denton.

"Today's votes will create a truly international firm that will focus on
the needs of our clients and on the quality of our service," said Mr.
Portnoy. "The response of our clients since we shared our intent to combine
the firms has been exceptional, as they will enjoy access to 1,400
exceptionally high quality lawyers and professionals who bring deep expertise
in their industry sectors, practices and markets to bear on the legal and
business challenges and opportunities most important to our clients," noted
Mr. Portnoy.

Mr. Morris added: "We are delighted that our partners have recognized and
embraced the unique opportunity presented by SNR Denton. With a strong
client-service culture at both firms, our integration provides us with the
opportunity to have lawyers working together seamlessly on shared clients."

The combined firm, with its largest offices in London and New York, will
join complementary practices with a disciplined focus on meeting evolving
client needs in eight key sectors: Financial Institutions and Funds; Energy,
Transport and Infrastructure; Insurance; Real Estate, Retail and Hotels;
Technology, Media & Telecommunications; Health and Life Sciences;
Manufacturing; and Government.

In addition to the co-CEOs, Joseph Andrew of SNR and Martin Kitchen of
Denton will serve as the co-Chairmen of SNR Denton.

SNR Denton will join Denton's historic strengths in the UK, Europe, the
Middle East, Russia and the CIS, Asia and Africa with SNR's presence across
the US and key European markets. The two legacy firms offer complementary
practices but distinct geographic footprints, with no overlap and no planned
office closures.

With top tier practices serving leading business, government and
institutional clients, the combined firm also has a distinguished pedigree -
reflecting Denton's roots as a City of London firm dating to the late 1700s
and SNR's founding in 1906.

The combination will be structured as a Swiss Verein, similar to other
professional services and law firm combinations, composed of the member
firms, each of which is a separate legal entity.

More Information

Further information on the pending combination of SNR Denton may be found

Legal Notice

This information relates to a proposed international legal practice,
which has not yet become effective. Until such time, Denton Wilde Sapte LLP
(incorporated in England and Wales under no. OC322045) and Sonnenschein Nath
& Rosenthal LLP (a US limited liability partnership, registered in Delaware),
remain separate and independent legal entities. Please see the Legal Notice
on for more information.

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