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Baker & McKenzie


Baker & McKenzie - Chicago
  • Level 27, AMP Centre
  • 50 Bridge Street
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • NSW 2000
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee: Eduardo C Leite
  • Number of partners worldwide: 1,400
  • Number of lawyers worldwide: 4,200
  • Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta*, Kuala Lumpur*, Manila*, Melbourne, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo and Yangon
  • Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bahrain, Baku, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Cairo, Casablanca, Doha, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Istanbul, Jeddah*, Johannesburg, Kyiv, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Riyadh*, Rome, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw and Zurich
  • Bogota, Brasília**, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Chicago, Dallas, Guadalajara, Houston, Juarez, Lima, Mexico City, Miami, Monterrey, New York, Palo Alto, Porto Alegre**, Rio de Janeiro**, San Francisco, Santiago, Sao Paulo**, Tijuana, Toronto, Valencia, and Washington, DC
  • * Associated Firms
  • ** In cooperation with Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados

Firm Overview:
For more than 60 years, Baker & McKenzie has provided sophisticated advice and legal services to many of the world’s most dynamic and successful organisations. With more than 4,200 locally qualified, internationally experienced lawyers in 47 countries, the firm has the fluency to deliver a broad scope of quality legal services – consistently, with confidence and sensitivity for cultural, social and legal practice differences. Baker & McKenzie professionals share common values of integrity, personal responsibility and tenacity in an enthusiastic clientservice 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 80 languages, with English in common. They have offices in 77 locations worldwide, including in 37 of the world’s 50 largest economies. 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:  

Key Clients:
Baker & McKenzie serves more than half of the world’s largest public companies as well as a broad spectrum of regional and local organisations. With its diverse capabilities and experience, the firm advises leading clients in most major industries, from aviation to water and wastewater. It has particular experience in clothing, 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.

International Recognition:
Baker & McKenzie is frequently acknowledged as a preeminent provider of legal services by leading publications, professional organisations and research institutions. In 2012, Baker & McKenzie was recognized as Firm of the Year in Europe and Southeast Asia by Chambers. The Acritas sharplegal® Global Elite Brand Index has named Baker & McKenzie the world’s no. 1 law firm brand for three consecutive years. The firm has been one of Corporate Board Member magazine’s Most Admired Law Firms since the survey began in 2001 and has been a member of BTI Consulting’s Client Service A-Team in four of the past five years. Baker & McKenzie also won the International Law Office’s International Client Choice Award in 2011, and has been cited as Asian Counsel’s Most Responsive International Firm of the Year for China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Thailand.

Social Commitment:
Baker & McKenzie invests in communities where its people live and work, and is a pioneer in teaming with its clients on corporate social responsibility efforts worldwide. The firm leverages its global network and legal skills to work on complex, cross-border pro bono projects that meaningfully advance fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need throughout the world. As the first truly global law firm, Baker & McKenzie embraces diversity among its lawyers, staff and clients – and the resulting variety of backgrounds and perspectives that lead to practical solutions and innovation. And as a pioneer in climate change law, the firm’s respect for the environment extends to how it does business. Its commitment to sustainability is reflected in efforts to reduce its environmental footprint through initiatives like recycling, alternative energy use and carbon offsets.

Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Energy, Mining & Infrastructure
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Financial Institutions
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • IT/Communications
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Tax
  • Trade & Commerce