Baker & McKenzie in Asia Pacific
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Welcome to Baker & McKenzie in Asia Pacific

We are committed to helping clients succeed in Asia Pacific and the rest of the world. 

Our Firm has been present in Asia Pacific for more than 50 years and has been key adviser to some of Asia Pacific’s most established and respected companies, financial institutions and government organizations. In this time we have also established strong relationships with relevant regulators in each jurisdiction.

The depth of our legal knowledge and experience in Asia Pacific is unrivalled — lawyers in our 17 offices across major cities and financial centers are locally qualified and globally experienced. The majority of our lawyers are native citizens. This means we not only provide sound commercial advice to clients but deliver it in a manner that is sensitive to cultural, social and legal practice differences.

We offer counsel and representation in virtually every area of corporate and commercial law, and our practices are frequently cited and ranked among the best in their respective markets by industry awards and surveys. Client-focused and committed to excellence, we observe rigorous service standards to ensure our clients receive consistent and seamless service in Asia Pacific and around the world.

Find out how Baker & McKenzie can support your business in additional countries in Asia Pacific including India and ASEAN Economic Community.



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We share an uncompromising commitment to excellence, which explains why more of our lawyers are included as leading lawyers in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Best Lawyers than any other Global 20 law firm.

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We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 76 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
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