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Dentons lights up Burj Khalifa in celebration of 50 years in the UAE

Dentons lights up Burj Khalifa - The world's largest law firm meets the world's tallest building


Dentons celebrated its 50th anniversary in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in style by becoming the first law firm to project onto the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

Hosting over 200 guests at an awe-inspiring event by the iconic building, the three-minute video served as a tribute to the Firm's clients and colleagues, past and present, who have helped build Dentons in the UAE from its humble beginnings of a few lawyers to a team of over 100 fee-earners and staff.

As the first international law firm to establish a presence in the UAE, Dentons has built an impressive legacy of firsts over the past five decades from helping to draft the treaty which created the UAE in 1971, to advising on the construction its first international hotel and first skyscraper, the establishment of Emirates as its first airline, and the issuance of its first IPO.

Elliott Portnoy, Global Chief Executive Officer of Dentons, comments: "It is a privilege to celebrate our milestone 50th anniversary of serving our clients in the United Arab Emirates and across the Middle East. We have proudly built a very different law firm with the deepest regional presence to connect our clients to not only the best lawyers, but those deeply rooted in their communities."

Middle East Managing Partner, Paul Jarvis, adds: “We are grateful to our clients for being part of our incredible journey and we look forward to a very bright future for both Dentons and the UAE. I am convinced that, as we have always done, we will continue to prosper in the years ahead.”

The managing partner of Chedid Law Offices in association with Dentons, Elias Chedid, was also in attendance, representing the Beirut office, which has been operating for over 60 years, along with many other partners from the Middle East region.

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