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Baker McKenzie FenXun

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; and instil 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. 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 36 of the world's 40 largest economies.

Baker McKenzie has been doing business in Greater China for over 40 years. Its offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai offer clients a unique combination of local and global experience, helping domestic and multinational companies seamlessly manage even the most complex cross-border transactions. Staffed by almost 400 qualified lawyers and consultants well-versed in the country's systems, practicalities and laws, the firm offers practical, innovative advice to help clients expand their businesses into Greater China and around the world - consistently, confidently and with sensitivity for cultural, social and legal differences.

On 15 April 2015, Baker McKenzie FenXun (FTZ) Joint Operation Office (Baker McKenzie ? FenXun) was established. It is the first joint operation that has been approved by the Shanghai Justice Bureau. As one of the world's leading China legal platforms, the joint operation provides clients with integrated international and PRC legal services. Staffed by both locally admitted and foreign-licensed lawyers from Baker McKenzie and FenXun Partners, the Joint Operation Office advises leading Chinese and multinational companies on both China domestic and cross-border issues across the full spectrum of corporate and commercial law, including M&A, capital markets, corporate finance, private equity, funds and derivatives, employment, tax, intellectual property, dispute resolution and litigation, antitrust and competition. The team works closely with lawyers and professional staff across Baker McKenzie's 77 offices worldwide, assisting businesses to navigate the legal complexities of competing in the global economy. Through this joint operation, Baker McKenzie and FenXun Partners are able to provide collaborative responses to client needs, including joint execution of client matters, secondments of lawyers between the firms and exchange of know-how.

  • Contacts
  • Lawrence K H Lee (chairman)
  • Milton W M Cheng (managing partner)
  • Stanley D Jia (chief representative, Beijing)
  • Danian Zhang (chief representative, Shanghai)
  • Number of lawyers: 6,000+
  • in this country: 266
  • Languages
  • English
  • Chinese
  • Member
  • United Nations' Global Compact Women's Empowerment Principles
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession
  • Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network

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