Firm profile submitted by Baker McKenzie
Chair of the Executive Committee: Paul Rawlinson
Number of partners worldwide: 1,600
Number of fee-earners worldwide: 6000+
Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. The firm solves complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Its unique culture, developed over 60 years, inspires its people to:
■Understand local markets and customs
■Navigate multiple jurisdictions
■Work together as trusted colleagues and friends
■Instill confidence in its clients
There is no doubt these are unsettling times for business. It is a time of relentless volatility and ambiguity: with the complexities of globalization, economic and political uncertainty, disruptive new business models, cyber insecurity and multiplying layers of regulation. The firm’s clients want a new breed of lawyers who can look a decade or more ahead to help them navigate a constantly changing and challenging world.
As well as technical legal skills this also requires a deep understanding of the industry and business of each client. And it means having lawyers who can anticipate what is coming next from a regulatory or industry perspective and are comfortable with business level discussions. Baker McKenzie more than meets these challenges. Its people 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 70 countries and are admitted to practice in nearly 250 jurisdictions. The firm speaks more than 80 languages, with English in common. It has offices in 77 locations worldwide, including in 36 of the world’s 40 largest economies.
Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur*, Manila*, Melbourne, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo and Yangon
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
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
NORTH & SOUTH AMERICA
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