A global firm with deep Vancouver roots, Dentons combines responsive and tailor-made client service with world-leading talent and capabilities. With offices in all of Canada’s major cities and practices spanning all types of commercial transactions and disputes, Dentons lawyers are entrepreneurs who understand clients’ business needs and work with them to achieve their business objectives—whether in British Columbia, across Canada or around the world. Dentons lawyers focus on building long-term relationships and acting as a trusted advisor, working in collaboration with clients to develop innovative, leading edge strategies to their most complex challenges to keep them ahead of the competition.
With deep Canadian roots reaching as far back as 1839, Dentons’ presence in British Columbia is built on the strengths of its legacy firm Fraser Milner Casgrain (FMC) and, earlier, Mawhinney & Kellough. Dentons is proud to be Vancouver’s local law firm with a global reach.
"FMC is pleased to support [the law school] in the completion of this ambitious and forward-thinking project," said John Sandrelli, FMC's Managing Partner in Vancouver. "At FMC, we believe the professional and business community has a key role to play in supporting our educational institutions and helping them develop the leaders of tomorrow. We hope our support will help [the law school] continue to offer law students first-class legal education for many years to come."
Dentons has long been a supporter of the Allard School of Law, including as a gold level affiliate of the Centre for Business Law and through its sponsorship of the annual Douglas Knowles, QC Annual Internship in Insolvency Law. The firm has also supported the J. Donald Mawhinney Lectureship in Professional Ethics, the Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference, the Gale Cup Moot and the Robert H. Guile, QC Memorial Debate.
The law school recognized Dentons’ gift with the naming of a room in the new law school building.