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Baker McKenzie

International & Cross-Border Capabilities

Band 3FranceGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Baker McKenzie offers one of the most expansive and established international footprints in the legal industry, and its global reach is frequently referred to by clients as one of its primary assets. The Paris office plays an important strategic role in the law firm's vast global network, and clients often look to practitioners in Paris to play a coordinating role and lead a team across the firm's other offices on cross-border mandates.

Demonstrating a strong transactional capability, the Paris team's caseload is dominated by international deals and it advises a mixture of international clients with business interests in France and domestic companies wishing to expand operations overseas. The law firm has developed a strong name within communications and IT, and clients in those industries are well served by its international experience of the sector. The law firm also provides comprehensive advice on cross-border tax issues and is ideally positioned to provide a global service on mid-market transactions.

Strengths

One source attests that "the multi-cultural team at Baker McKenzie was equally at ease with Anglo-Saxon clients as with African clients," and praises the firm's "strong involvement, perseverance, and responsiveness."A client reports: "Baker McKenzie has a deep knowledge and hands-on experience of litigation procedures, and of the underlying regulatory environments, and topics at stake. The scope of their expertise, their ability to create trust, and the constant relevance of their advice in complex environments is most impressive." The commentator adds: "As they benefit from a strong network of offices world-wide, they have a high capacity to advise on multi-jurisdictional matters."

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