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Baker McKenzie

International & Cross-Border Capabilities

Band 4NetherlandsGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Baker McKenzie stands out in the Dutch market with its vast international footprint. The Amsterdam office serves as one of the firm's important European hubs, as clients value its ability to collaborate smoothly with colleagues across a diverse range of jurisdictions. Through having a precise knowledge of the local market and a global outlook built into its firm DNA, the team is capable of handling inbound and outbound matters with ease.

The Amsterdam team offers particularly strong expertise in tax and M&A, its transactions typically being cross-border. It advises international private equity houses, global corporations and Dutch companies, acting both as lead and as co-counsel with international colleagues. The firm's transactional capabilities stretch across cross-border restructuring, post-M&A litigation and employment matters, also offering solid expertise in dispute resolution.

In the financial space, the team is well regarded in capital markets, specifically for its capabilities in international securitisation. It acts for Dutch and multinational investment banks and financial institutions on multi-jurisdictional mandates.

Strengths

Baker McKenzie is renowned in the market for working with international clients, one of whom says: "Baker McKenzie is a true global law firm with a great international network and team that they leverage in a professional way," adding that "the team excels at large cross-border assignments."

According to a source, the "cooperation between the New York and Amsterdam teams was seamless."

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