SNR Denton is a new name in the legal marketplace. At the same time, SNR Denton is a firm with a 225-year pedigree of excellence and professionalism in service to law firm clients. A spirit of multidisciplinary collaboration and teamwork infuses the culture of the firm—across sectors and service lines, and across our worldwide locations.
Today, SNR Denton has emerged as a top 25 law firm by number of lawyers and professionals, serving clients from 48 locations in 32 countries. The firm’s origins date back to 1785 and 1788—when Thomas Wilde founded what would become Wilde Sapte with partner Samuel Archer Hussey, and Denton Hall Burgin became a banking firm in the City of London—and 1906, when Sonnenschein was launched in the US. By the mid-20th century, Sonnenschein had built a reputation as a law firm of choice for some of the fastest-growing retailers, developers, insurers and transportation companies. In recent years, the merger of City firms Denton Hall and Wilde Sapte brought together two of the most respected names in banking and energy to create Denton Wilde Sapte. Through its continued long-term investment in emerging markets, Denton Wilde Sapte became the largest international law firm by lawyers in the Middle East and an authoritative name throughout Central Asia, and developed one of the most comprehensive networks in Africa. Meanwhile, Sonnenschein responded to the increasingly complex needs of its clientele by supplementing its traditional law firm capabilities with new practices in public law and policy strategies, strategic communications, Internet and data protection, hotels and leisure, and capital markets, adding, in 2009, approximately 100 lawyers from Thacher Proffitt & Wood, and doubling the firm’s New York presence.
Today, joining the complementary top tier practices of its founding firms, SNR Denton offers business, government and institutional clients premier service and a disciplined focus to meet evolving needs in eight key sectors: Energy, Transport and Infrastructure; Financial Institutions and Funds; Government; Health and Life Sciences; Insurance; Manufacturing; Real Estate, Retail and Hotels; and Technology, Media and Telecommunications.