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Dentons expands its interactive Whistleblower Systems tool to cover 73 countries

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Dentons expands its interactive Whistleblower Systems tool to cover 73 countries

June 4, 2019 – Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has expanded its online comparative Whistleblower Systems tool to add a further 36 countries. The additional content was developed in collaboration with the Nextlaw Referral Network.

The innovative comparative online tool allows the user to look up and compare regulations regarding whistleblower systems at a glance, including protection of personal data, reporting process and language requirements. Users can compare and contrast up to three countries at a time and immediately share these via email with their colleagues. The tool is free and available at

The platform leverages Dentons’ unique global presence to provide information on 73 countries around the world.  Further countries will be added in the coming months.

Nextlaw Referral Network is an operating unit of Nextlaw Enterprise, Dentons’ wholly owned innovation, advisory and technology subsidiary, and now represents the largest network in the world with over 670 members across 205 countries.

Rainer Markfort, Corporate Partner in Berlin and Co-Head of the Dentons Europe Compliance Group, commented, “Creating solutions for clients that really add value is about identifying needs, collaborating with lawyers around the globe and using technology to determine the most effective and efficient solution. We are really pleased to have teamed up with the Nextlaw Referral Network firms to bring this expanded solution to clients across the globe.”

 Jeff Modisett, CEO of Nextlaw Referral Network, commented, “Part of our vision at Nextlaw Referral Network is to identify and co-develop useful technologies that can provide both Dentons and our members with a significant strategic and competitive advantage. Our goal is to help champion the world’s law firms and help lead the advancement of innovation across our global profession.”

 The Whistleblower System tool was first launched in January 2019 and has already achieved increased adoption and expansion via the support of the following law firms and Dentons’ offices:

Argentina – Estudio O’Farrell

Austria – CHSH

Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Cyprus – Harneys

Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia – Karanović & Partners in cooperation with local lawyers

Brazil – Vella Pugliese Buosi Guidoni (operates in strategic alliance with Dentons)

Bulgaria – DGKV

Chile – Dentons Larraín Rencoret SpA

Croatia – DTB Law Firm

Denmark – Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen

Ecuador – Coronel & Pérez

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – Sorainen

Ghana – JLD & MB Legal Consultancy

Greece – Zepos & Yannopoulos

India – Khaitan

Indonesia – Dentons Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners

Iraq – QC Law Firm

Israel – Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Japan – Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Kenya – Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

Kosovo – Kalo & Associates

Macedonia – Polenak

Mauritius – Dentons Mauritius

Norway – Grette

Slovenia – Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners

Sri Lanka – D. L. & F. De Saram

Sweden – Setterwalls

Switzerland – Tavernier Tschanz

Thailand – Tilleke & Gibbins

Uruguay – Bergstein Abogados




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Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Enterprise, Dentons’ wholly owned subsidiary of innovation, advisory and technology operating units. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.


About Nextlaw Enterprise

Nextlaw Enterprise is Dentons’ wholly owned subsidiary of innovation, advisory and technology operating units. Nextlaw Enterprise is comprised of: Nextlaw Labs, a strategic innovation catalyst, Nextlaw Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on legal tech, Nextlaw Referral Network, the largest legal network in the world, Nextlaw Public Affairs Network, the world’s most comprehensive public relations and public affairs platform, and Nextlaw In-House Solutions, a strategic advisory focused on the business of law.