- Managing Partner: Gary Senior
- UK :
- Number of partners: 87
- Assistant solicitors: 239
- Other fee-earners: 103
- Number of lawyers worldwide: 3,800
THE FIRM For more than 60 years, Baker & McKenzie has provided sophisticated advice and legal services to many ofthe world’s most dynamic andsuccessful organisations. Helping clients thrive in diverse legal, political, social and economic systems made Baker & McKenzie one of the world’s largest law firms and the first to be truly global. With more than 3,800 locally qualified, internationally experienced lawyers in 70 offices in 43 countries, the firm has the knowledge and resources to deliver a broad scope of quality legal services consitently, with confidence and sensitivity for cultural, social and legal practice differences. No other law firm has as substantial presence in all of the key financial centers. The more than 10,000 professionals of Baker & McKenzie share common values of integrity, personal responsibility and tenacity in an enthusiastic client service culture. The firm is still guided by the entrepreneurial spirit and demanding standards of its founders and works to forge close personal relationships among its professionals in order to foster the responsiveness and accountability clients rightfully expect. The firm has a diverse and welcoming culture. Its lawyers and other professionals are citizens of more than 60 locations and are admitted to practice in nearly 250 jurisdictions. They speak more than 75 languages, with English in common. The firm’s advanced technology and management systems include a single, shared global technology platform for client intake, email and billing systems; global practice standards; a quality audit program; and a worldwide conflicts policy based on the standards of the American Bar Association.
London Office: London is home to the firm’s largest office where Baker & McKenzie has been well established since opening in 1961. With more than 400 legal professionals, the firm has a substantial presence in the legal and business community. The firm delivers high-quality local expertise across a broad range of practices and global advice in conjunction with its 70 international offices. The client base consists primarily of multinational corporates, based in the UK and elsewhere, and financial institutions. The corporate and finance teams regularly advise on and co-ordinate complex, cross-border transactions for its clients. As a full-service office, the firm covers all the practices expected of a major law firm in the UK, many of which are acclaimed and market leading.
What others say about Baker & McKenzie LLP:‘No 1, Global 50’, PLC Which Lawyer? in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010; ‘Top 10 Transaction Law Firm’, The BTI Transactions Series: Law Firm Leaders and Contenders 2008 ; ‘Top Law Firm for Diversity’, MultiCultural Law 2009 ; ‘Top 50 Law Firm’, Vault ‘s Top 100 Most Prestigious Firms in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; ‘Law Firm of the Year - Latin America’, ‘Law Firm of the Year - Asia’, ‘Law Firm of the Year - Middle East’, ‘Runner up, International Law Firm of the Year’, PLC Which Lawyer? Law Firm Awards 2009 ; ‘Best Trainer - Large City Law Firm in London’, lawcareers.net in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; ‘Top 100 Graduate Employer’, The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers Survey 2010, ‘European Law Firm of the Year’, Chambers & Partners European Awards.
INTERNATIONAL Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bahrain, Baku, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Bogotá, Brasilia, Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Caracas, Chicago, Dallas, Doha, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Guadalajara, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Juarez, Kuala Lumpur, Kyiv, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manila, Melbourne, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Monterrey, Moscow, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, Porto Alegre, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh, Rome, San Diego, San Francisco, Santiago, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Sydney, Taipei, Tijuana, Tokyo, Toronto, Valencia, Vienna, Warsaw, Washington DC, Zurich.
RECRUITMENT For graduate recruitment opportunities, please visit the firm’s graduate website at: http://bornglobal.uk.com