Dentons is now comfortably the world’s largest law firm by headcount, with almost 7,500 lawyers in 55 countries around the world – a figure that is unlikely to stop rising any time soon, as the firm continues to secure merger deals around the world.

Following its 2015 tie-up with Dacheng, more than 50% of Dentons’ lawyers are based in China, where the second largest law firm by headcound is also based – Yingke. The Beijing-based firm is significantly less international, with almost 80% of its lawyers based in its home country.