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Baker McKenzie

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Global Chair of Baker McKenzie: Milton Cheng
Managing Partner: Alex Chadwick
Number of partners: 100+
Other UK fee-earners: 400+
International: Number of fee-earners worldwide:
Number of lawyers worldwide: 7,000+

Nicholas Tostivin
Capital Markets: Adam Farlow
Corporate: Mike Webster
Commercial: Duncan Reid-Thomas
Commercial Property: Stephen Turner
Construction: Steve Abraham, Mike Webster
Corporate Finance/M&A: Helen Bradley, Michael Herington, Tim Gee
Derivatives: Simon Porter
Dispute Resolution/Litigation/ADR: Steve Abraham, John Leadley
Employment: John Evason
Employee Benefits: Jeremy Edwards
Energy & Natural Resources: Marc Fevre, Michael Webster
Environment: Graham Stuart
EU, Competition & Trade: Samantha Mobley
Financial Restructuring & Insolvency: Ian Jack
Financial Services: Mark Simpson, Jonathan Peddie
Information Technology: Steve Holmes
Intellectual Property: Michael Hart
Insurance: John Leadley
Immigration: Tony Haque
Media: Ben Allgrove
Mining: Richard Blunt
Pensions: Jeanette Holland
Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare: Jane Hobson
Private Equity: David Allen
Projects: Calvin Walker
Structured Capital Markets: Simon Porter
Tax: Mark Delaney
Telecoms: Steve Holmes
Trade Law (WTO): Ross Denton
VAT, Customs & Excise: Mark Delaney, Ross Denton
Wealth Management: Ashley Crossley

THE FIRM 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 globalisation, 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 34 of the world’s 40 largest economies.

LONDON OFFICE As a pre-eminent legal centre, London is a strategic priority for Baker McKenzie. With almost 500 fee-earners, the London office is also the firm’s largest and its lawyers are market leaders in banking and finance, M&A, tax, competition, dispute resolution, employment and intellectual property. The firm also advises clients on some of the largest and most complex transactions and legal matters in the European and global market, in particular complex cross-border transactions.

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT BAKER MCKENZIE LLP The firm has been named the world’s No. 1 law firm brand for nine consecutive years in Acritas Sharplegal Global Elite Brand Index 2018, Asia Pacific No.1 law firm brand for the third consecutive year in Acritas Asia Pacific Brand Index 2019, and is among the top law firm brands in the 2019 US Law Firm Brand Index and Europe's strongest law brand in the 2018 Acritas Mainland Europe Index.

Baker McKenzie is one of only a few firms in the world to be recognised in all of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards globally, ranking among the top 20 law firms in North America in 2016 and has been recognised for Innovation in New Products in Europe in 2018. Chambers recognised Baker McKenzie in Latin America as Client Service Award Winner in 2015-2016 and Firm of the Year in Europe in 2017. The firm was awarded Most Innovative International Firm 2015-19 and Best International Firm for ProBono Work 2016 in Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards. For the 10th consecutive year, the firm has received a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index 2019, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Baker McKenzie has been one of Corporate Board Member magazine’s Most Admired Law Firms since the survey began in 2001 and has been ranked among the top 30 law firms in BTI Consulting’s Client Service A-Team for the last 12 years. 

INTERNATIONAL Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bahrain, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Berlin, Bogotá, Brasilia**, Brisbane, 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, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Juarez, Kuala Lumpur*, Kyiv, Lima, London, Los Angeles, 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, Tampa, Tijuana, Tokyo, Toronto, Valencia, Vienna, Warsaw, Washington DC, Yangon, Zurich.

*Associated Firm
**In cooperation agreement with Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm


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