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It’s been a year of law firm mergers, with the most we’ve seen since the economical meltdown of 2008; and since a tepid market and global competition are best fought by merging, its no surprise so many firms have adopted this strategy. The latest massive merger concerns Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge, who, if they unite, will become the third-largest law firm in the world, with only DLA Piper and Baker & McKenzie boasting a larger head count.

All that needs yet to be done is put the proposal to a vote. “The boards of Dentons and McKenna Long & Aldridge have recommended to their partners that the firms combine, subject to the approval of their respective partnerships,” the two firms said in a joint statement, as as The Am Law Daily reported. “The voting procedures will follow the protocols of each firm and will be completed no later than November 14, 2013.”

  
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The firms have done fairly well this last year, in the meantime. Dentons saw its revenue hold steady at $710.5, with profits per equity partner bouncing 12.1 percent, while McKenna saw a 23.4 increase in revenue to $345 million, with profits per equity partner dipping 3.6 percent.

As for the final name of this two-headed behemoth, that is not yet disclosed.

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