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Baker McKenzie

BCE PLACE, 181 BAY STREET, SUITE 2100, PO BOX 874, TORONTO, ONTARIO, M5J 2T3, CANADA
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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 4

Baker McKenzie

The Canadian arm of Baker McKenzie frequently works hand-in-hand with offices from across the firm’s global network to advise on the domestic aspects of major multi-jurisdictional mergers. It is also increasingly leading worldwide mandates from Toronto, including recent advice to Camso on its $1.7bn sale to Michelin, which involved over 28 jurisdictions. Arlan Gates heads a compact but effective practice group, which also has experience in foreign investment matters and investigations.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Baker McKenzie

The Toronto office of global giant Baker McKenzie continues to raise its profile locally. Traditionally strong in servicing the domestic aspects of multi-jurisdictional corporate deals, the Canada group is now leading cross-border transactions in its own right, for clients such as Brookfield Business Partners and Camso. David Palumbo, whose practice has an emphasis on healthcare, life sciences and financial services, heads the group.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: Ontario - ranked: tier 5

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s Canadian dispute resolution practice sits as part of the firm’s global litigation offering and is valued by sources for its ability to resource complex, multi-jurisdictional cases. Under the leadership of John Pirie, who heads the national litigation group and the government enforcement group, the Toronto-based team is particularly active in fraud-related matters. The practice also has a significant asset recovery practice, where Pirie and Matthew Latella are both recommended.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Baker McKenzie

Distinguished by its global platform, Baker McKenzie stands out as a favourite among multinational corporations seeking portfolio management advice, with enviable multinational clients including Unilever and Zespri. Other key areas of expertise include anti-counterfeiting and patent litigation. Christopher Aide heads the IP practice and advises on portfolio management, brand protection and anti-counterfeiting matters. Also recommended is trademark specialist Stephanie Vaccari, who spearheads the Toronto office’s luxury and fashion group.

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International trade
International trade - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie stands out for its expertise in customs law, with extensive expertise in tariff classification, rules of origin, and the development of customs strategies and compliance programs. The Toronto-based practice group combines with its colleagues across the globe to act for an impressive roster of multinational clients, having advised on trade remedies, economic sanctions and trade agreements. Department head Paul Burns is rated for his specialist experience in international trade and commodity taxation.

Leading individuals

Paul Burns - Baker McKenzie

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s labour and employment practice has a solid reputation in contentious cases, both domestic and, through its ability to link up with its wider global network, cross-border disputes. The team also routinely advises on employment counselling, labour relations, transactional support matters and global mobility issues. George Avraam, who chairs the North America employment and compensation group, is noted for his broad trial and appellate litigation practice. Also recommended is associate Jennifer Bernardo, whom clients have hailed as ‘exceptionally bright’.

Leading individuals

George Avraam - Baker McKenzie

Rising stars

Jennifer Bernardo - Baker McKenzie

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

Baker McKenzie

Complemented by its premier global tax platform, Baker McKenzie’s Toronto-based practice group specializes in advising multinational corporations on local and cross-border tax matters. The team advises on a range of issues from transfer pricing issues to dispute resolution, and is particularly sought after by clients in the automotive, manufacturing, natural resources and technology sectors. Tax litigator Jacques Bernier heads a department, and transactional specialist Peter Clark is another name to note.

Leading individuals

Jacques Bernier - Baker McKenzie

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Technology
Technology - ranked: tier 4

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie fields a robust technology practice with strengths in commercial transactions and data protection matters. The group also distinguishes itself through its ability to link up with teams from across its global network to provide advice to multinational clients on the implementation of cross-border IT projects. Department head Theo Ling enjoys a strong market profile for his specialist expertise in privacy and data protection law.

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