Managing Partner Paul Rawlinson
Number of partners 82
Assistant solicitors 239
Other fee-earners 100
Number of lawyers worldwide +4000
THE FIRM 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 4,000 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 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. They have offices in 75 locations worldwide, including in 26 of the world’s 30 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 American Bar Association standards.
London Office: As a pre-eminent legal centre, London is a strategic priority for Baker & McKenzie. During more than 50 years in the City, Baker & McKenzie has established a very strong platform from which to continue its growth. With more than 400 fee earners, the London office is the firm’s largest, as well as the largest of any City law firm that originated outside of the UK. It covers all the practices expected of a major international law firm. Many of these practices are market-leading. Much of their work is cross border and their Corporate and Finance teams, in particular, regularly advise on, and co-ordinate, complex, cross-border transactions. Baker & McKenzie works closely with the rest of their offices around the world. High-profile matters and transactions, coupled with the firm’s global reach and capability, have helped Baker & McKenzie to increase its work with the UK’s leading businesses.
What others say about Baker & McKenzie LLP: Baker & McKenzie is frequently acknowledged as a leading provider of legal services by major publications, professional organisations and research institutions. Baker & McKenzie was recognised as Firm of the Year in Europe and Southeast Asia by Chambers. The Acritas Sharplegal® Global Elite Brand Index has also named Baker & McKenzie the world’s top law firm brand for four 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 has also been cited as Asian Counsel’s Most Responsive International Firm of the Year for China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Thailand.
In the UK, Baker & McKenzie has been ranked one of the top ten most influential law firm brands by leading global research organisation Acritas and was also awarded the Exceptional Achievement Award at the prestigious Managing Partners’ Forum Awards 2014. Baker & McKenzie is also the only law firm to appear in both The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers and The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For lists.
INTERNATIONAL Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bahrain, Baku, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Bogotá, Brasilia, Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Caracas, Casablanca, Chicago, Dallas, Doha, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Guadalajara, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Juarez, Kuala Lumpur, Kyiv, Lima, 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, Seoul, San Francisco, Santiago, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Sydney, Taipei, Tijuana, Tokyo, Toronto, Valencia, Vienna, Warsaw, Washington DC, Yangon, Zurich.
- Banking Bernard Sharp
- Capital Markets Edward Bibko
- Corporate Tim Gee
- Commercial Duncan Reid-Thomas
- Commercial Property Stephen Turner
- Construction Jeremy Winter
- Corporate Finance/M&A Tim Gee
- Derivatives Vincent Keaveny
- Dispute Resolution/Litigation/ADR John Leadley
- Employment Christine O’Brien
- Employee Benefits Jeremy Edwards
- Energy & Natural Resources Mike Webster, Neil Donoghue
- Environment Graham Stuart
- EU, Competition & Trade Samantha Mobley
- Financial Services Arun Srivastava
- Information Technology Harry Small
- Insolvency Ian, Jack, Louise Webb
- Intellectual Property Michael Hart
- Insurance John Leadley, Arun Srivastava
- Immigration Tony Haque
- Media Steve Holmes, Ben Allgrove
- Pensions Robert West
- Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Jane Hobson
- Wealth Management Ashley Crossley
- Private Equity Charles Whitefoord
- Projects Mike Webster, Calvin Walker
- Structured Capital Markets Vincent Keaveny
- Tax Alex Chadwick
- Telecoms Peter Strivens
- Trade Law (WTO) Ross Denton
- VAT, Customs & Excise Mark Delaney, Ross Denton