- Chairman of the Executive Committee: Eduardo C Leite
- North American Managing Partner: Philip F Suse
- Number of lawyers worldwide: 3800
- Asia Pacific: Bangkok, Beijing, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Melbourne, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo
- Europe & Middle East: Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bahrain, Baku, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Cairo, Doha, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Istanbul, Kyiv, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Riyadh, Rome, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw and Zurich
- North & South America: Bogota, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Chicago, Dallas, Guadalajara, Houston, Juarez, Mexico City, Miami, Monterrey, New York, Palo Alto, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, San Diego, San Francisco, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Tijuana, Toronto, Valencia, and Washington, DC
For over 60 years, Baker & McKenzie has provided sophisticated advice and legal services to many of the world’s most dynamic and successful 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 41 countries, the firm has the knowledge and resources to deliver a broad scope of quality legal services – consistently, with confidence and sensitivity for cultural, social and legal practice differences. In recent years, the firm has significantly enhanced its capabilities, particularly in New York and the key practice areas of securities/capital markets and corporate/M&A. The firm now has about 100 lawyers in each of these three offices: NY, London and Hong Kong, and more than 150 in Tokyo. No other law firm has as substantial a presence in all of these key financial centres. The nearly 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 countries 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.
Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust & Competition; Automotive; Banking & Finance; Corporate Compliance; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Energy, Mining & Infrastructure; Environmental; Financial Restructuring & Insolvency; Information Technology & Communications; Insurance; Intellectual Property; International Trade; Mergers & Acquisitions; Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare; Private Equity; Real Estate; Securities; Tax.
International Work: Baker & McKenzie is frequently honoured as a preeminent provider of legal services by leading publications, professional organisations and research institutions. Recent honors include: being the world’s No.1 law firm brand for three consecutive years according toAcritas sharplegal® Global Elite Brand Index; one of Corporate Board Member magazine's Most Admired Law Firms every year since the survey began in 2001; a member of BTI Consulting’s Client Service A-Team four of the past five years; winning the International Client Choice Award given by International Law Office; and Asian Counsel's Most Responsive International Firm of the Year for China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Thailand.
Pro Bono: At Baker & McKenzie, pro bono and community service is one of the three pillars of the firm’s Global Corporate Social Responsibility Program, along with diversity and inclusion, and sustainability. The firm’s lawyers apply their legal knowledge and passion to advance fundamental rights and opportunities for persons in need throughout the world. They do this in collaboration with clients and organisations dedicated to promoting justice and compassion in our global community. For example, the firm provides pro bono support to Save the Children, one of the largest children's charities in the world; advocates for children with learning disabilities; represents cancer patients on matters such as superannuation and wills; and counsels to protect the rights of LGBT persons. Baker & McKenzie also has been at the forefront of teaming with in-house counsel, such as by collaborating with Microsoft Corporation lawyers to draft harmonised model legislation on disaster response for the International Federation of the Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies; advising PILnet with lawyers at Accenture, Caterpillar, and Merck on legislative reform to empower women in the workplace in Nepal; providing guidance with Citigroup lawyers about legal ethics issues to a nonprofit that serves victims of domestic violence; and counseling low-income senior citizens with Accenture lawyers about powers of attorney and living wills.
Clients: Baker & McKenzie provides legal services to most of the world’s largest corporations as well as a broad spectrum of regional and local organisations. With its diverse capabilities and experience, the firm serves leading clients in most major industries, from aviation to water and wastewater. It has particular experience in apparel, household and consumer products; banking and financial services; chemicals and petrochemicals; construction; energy and utilities; entertainment and media; insurance; mining; oil and gas; pharmaceuticals and healthcare products; professional services; real estate; technology; telecommunications; tourism and transport and infrastructure.
Areas of PracticeAntitrust & Competition
Banking & Finance
Energy, Mining & Infrastructure
Financial Restructuring & Insolvency
Information Technology & Communications
Mergers & Acquisitions
Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare