Dentons plans to merge with Chinese law firm Dacheng, GTR has learned.

Partners from both firms have reportedly approved the merge.

Dacheng is one of the oldest – and largest – private law firms in China.

The firm intends to make a formal, public announcement about the merger next week.

Law firms SNR Denton, Salans and Frasner Milner Casgrain (FMC) merged to form Dentons in Q1 2013.