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Baker McKenzie

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The firm

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. 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; and instil confidence in its clients.

Amid the economic and political uncertainty, disruptive new business models, cyber insecurity and multiplying layers of regulation, clients want a new breed of lawyers who can look decades ahead to help them navigate a changing world. This requires technical legal skills and a deep understanding of each client’s industry and business.

Baker McKenzie more than meets these challenges. Guided by the entrepreneurial spirit and demanding standards of its founders, the firm forges close personal relationships among its professionals to foster the responsiveness and accountability clients rightfully expect.

The firm has a diverse and welcoming culture. Its lawyers – admitted to practice in nearly 250 jurisdictions – and other professionals are citizens of more than 70 countries. The firm speaks more than 80 languages, with English in common. It has offices in 77 locations, including in 36 of the world’s 40 largest economies.

Areas of practice

Baker & McKenzie provides clients with the full range of legal services they need to achieve their objectives in an increasingly complex world. The firm’s London lawyers are market leaders in banking and finance, M&A, tax, competition, dispute resolution, employment and intellectual property, advising clients on some of the largest, most complex transactions and legal matters in the European and global market.

The firm’s also has a Belfast office which tackles high-volume, large-scale projects such as document review, e-discovery, due diligence and legal research to enable the firm to provide routine legal services to clients quickly and cost-effectively.

Rather than outsource this work, the Belfast office has reshaped the way the firm serves clients across the globe and reaffirms its commitment to meeting clients’ evolving needs.

Other offices: Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bahrain, Baku, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Bogotá, Brasilia, Brisbane, Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Caracas, Casablanca, Chicago, Dallas, Doha, Dubai, DĂĽsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Guadalajara, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Juarez, Kuala Lumpur, Kyiv, Lima, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manila, Melbourne, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Monterrey, Moscow, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, Porto Alegre, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh, Rome, St Petersburg, San Francisco, SĂŁo  Paulo, Santiago, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Taipei, Tijuana, Tokyo, Toronto, Valencia, Vienna, Warsaw, Washington, DC, Yangon, Zurich

  • Number of UK partners: 87
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 275

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