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Baker McKenzie Johannesburg

The firm

The depth of Baker McKenzie’s legal knowledge and experience in Europe, the Middle East and Africa is unrivalled. Lawyers in its 36 offices and associated offices provide clients with comprehensive legal advice and the highest level of service across 26 jurisdictions in the region. Locally qualified and globally experienced, they are fluent in various practice areas and are recognised by clients and their peers as being at the very top of their profession.

Baker McKenzie has been helping companies master challenges and opportunities in this dynamic region for almost 50 years. The firm understands how rapid economic and technological change is driving increasing focus on cost and new ways of working. Taking an industry sector approach, its multidisciplinary teams provide client-focused and pragmatic advice to ensure it helps solve business as well as legal problems.

Areas of practice

The South Africa lawyers advise clients on some of the most significant matters in the African market, such as advising both sponsors and lenders on over 18 projects of various technologies under the South African Government’s Renewable Energy Programme.

The quality of the firm’s work is reflected in the number of leading African companies, multinationals and financial institutions that seek its advice, along with the recognition it receives from leading legal directories. Baker McKenzie was named International Law Firm of the Year at the 2017 African Legal Awards. With close to 50 lawyers on the ground, the Johannesburg office works closely with colleagues from other African offices, while leveraging know-how from Africa subject matter experts based in the firm’s global offices, to provide domestic and cross-border African and international legal advice on a range of top-ranked legal areas. No matter the legal or business issue, the firm leverages its global network and knowledge of Africa’s local markets to help clients achieve their strategic objectives.

  • Contacts

  • MornĂ© van der Merwe (managing partner)

  • Number of lawyers: 6,000+
  • at this office: 45
  • Languages
  • English
  • Afrikaans

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