Chair of the Executive Committee: Paul Rawlinson
Number of partners worldwide: 1,600 Number of fee-earners worldwide: 6,000+
Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. The firm solves complex legal problems across borders, practice areas and industries. 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
Antitrust & Competition
Banking & Finance
Compliance & Investigations
Consumer Goods & Retail
Employment & Compensation
Energy, Mining & Infrastructure
Environment & Climate Change
Hotels, Resorts & Tourism
Industrials, Manufacturing & Transportation
Information Technology & Communications
International Commercial & Trade
Mergers & Acquisitions
Restructuring & Insolvency
Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Baker McKenzie serves more than half of the world’s largest public companies as well as a broad spectrum of regional and local organizations. With its diverse capabilities and experience, the firm advises leading clients in most major industries. The firm has particular experience in banking and financial services; chemicals and petrochemicals; construction; consumer products; energy and utilities; entertainment and media; insurance; mining; oil and gas; pharmaceuticals and healthcare products; professional services; real estate; technology; telecommunications; tourism; and transport and infrastructure.
The firm has been named the world’s No. 1 law firm brand for 10 consecutive years in Acritas Sharplegal Global Elite Brand Index, Asia Pacific No.1 law firm brand in Acritas’ Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index - 2018, and is among the Top 10 law firm brands in the US (2017-2019) and UK (2017) in Acritas Law Firm Brand 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 10 law firms in North America in 2017. Chambers recognised Baker McKenzie in 2018 as “Client Service Award Winner” for Belgium and “Firm of the Year” for Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. Baker McKenzie has been rated among BTI Consulting’s Most Recommended Law Firms for more than 15 years and has been ranked among the top 30 law firms in their Client Service A-Team. In addition, the firm has been one of Corporate Board Member magazine’s Most Admired Law Firms since the survey began in 2001.
Baker McKenzie supports and serves communities across the globe, investing where its people live and work. The firm is a pioneer in teaming with its clients on corporate social responsibility efforts worldwide — leveraging its global network and legal skills to work on complex, cross-border pro bono projects that meaningfully advance fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need throughout the world. As the first truly global law firm, Baker McKenzie embraces diversity among its lawyers, staff and clients – and the resulting variety of backgrounds and perspectives that lead to practical solutions and innovation. And as a vanguard in climate change law, the firm’s respect for the environment extends to how it does business. Its commitment to sustainability is reflected in efforts to reduce its environmental footprint through initiatives like recycling, alternative energy use and carbon offsets. Baker McKenzie is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and Women’s Empowerment Principles, and the first law firm member of both the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The firm was awarded Most Innovative International Firm 2015-2018, Best International Firm for Pro Bono Work 2016, and Best International Firm for Women in Business Law 2017-2018 in Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards. Baker McKenzie also has received a designation of Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality the past nine years by the Human Rights Campaign. In addition, Global Chair Paul Rawlinson has been ranked as the leading lawyer in the Male Champion of Women in Business report by The Financial Times and HERoes, a gender-equality initiative.